My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 26 is here and it's a modern noir film of the 50s. Today’s costume comes from:
I love this era.
I love this part of LA too! Crossroads of the World has been around since 1936 and was the world's first outdoor mall (thanks Wikipedia!!). It's still used for shops but there's lots of offices situated there as well.
I love that old LA is the backdrop to this film and I love all the vintage clothes that make up the wardrobe.
Kim Basinger is a dream!
To complete the 50s Lynn Bracken costume from LA Confidential, here are the main elements you'll need::
2. Red lipstick (Mac makes my fave)
3. Blonde locks (my wig is c/o Party City)
I put on my white dress and hit Sunset Blvd.
Kim wore hers inside but I had to take mine outside for a twirl!
There's something so glamorous about wearing a white satin dress in old Hollywood.
Plus it's super comfortable too!
I just love the setup of Crossroads of the World. The different businesses sit in little bungalows with a faux cruise ship in the center!
It must have been hard getting glammed up like this everyday...
Kim Basinger did it well.
Twenty-six looks down, five to go!
LA Confidential (Warner Bros., dir: Curtis Hanson)
Location: Crossroads of the World, 6671 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028