My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 8 has arrived and it’s money, baby. Today’s costume comes from:
Cafe 101 in Hollywood could be another cast member in Swingers. It's the bottom floor of a Best Western and virtually looks the same as it did when the movie came out almost 20 years ago!
I think this is where my obsession with Los Angeles really began...
Vince Vaughn + Jon Favreau = get me out to LA, ASAP!!
The key Trent (Vince Vaughn) costume pieces that you’ll need, include:
1. Light Yellow Button Down Blouse (Perfect piece to source at the thrift store - my long sleeved version is courtesy of a garage sale!)
2. Brown Wig (c/o Party City)
3. Tank Top (If you don't have a stash of 10 at your fingertips (ahem, fingers pointing at this girl), you can grab a some on Amazon! I live in these, workout in these, sleep in these...you name it.)
4. Martini Glass (The perfect accoutrement to the Trent costume!)
The teaser quote I posted on Instagram yesterday is probably the most iconic phrase from the movie.
I was going to use "Hi, this is Nikki, leave a message" but the pain felt during that scene is insane. In. Sane.
Trent in the diner at the end of the film, flirting with the woman a few booths down is one of my all time favorite movie scenes ever.
Imitation is the biggest form of flattery, right? So I put on my best faux-Vince wig, grabbed a cup of coffee, and pretended that I was in Swingers too.
I love how the interior still feels like a 60s throwback.
Hands down, it's the one place I head to when I'm craving a tuna melt. And as many times as I've seen Vince in LA (it's been quite a bunch) I've never run into him here...
And as many times as I've been to Cafe 101, I've never run into her here either...
I used to get that I looked like Heather Graham a bunch in college, but that costume was just too easy. It's way more fun to dress up like Vince.
Eight looks down, 23 to go!
Swingers (released by Miramax Films., dir: Doug Liman)