Monday, October 26, 2009

Cheri and Chinoiserie

Over the weekend I rented Cheri and was transfixed by its sumptuous interiors and elegant period fashion. Set in Belle Epoque Paris, it is replete with interiors filled with Chinoiserie, animal skins, velvet, gold, and palms, wonderful hats and gowns, French chateaux, Maxim's, the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, and a seductively compelling and decadent love story. We follow the love affair of aging courtesan Lea played by Michelle Pfeiffer and her much younger boy toy Cheri played by Rupert Friend. If you love French design and Chinoiserie, pop a good bottle of French bubbly and enjoy this visual feast.

























20 comments:

trouvais.com said...

Bonjour...thank you for such wonderful, tempting images. In need of a period drama fix. Lovely, Trish
(Trouvais)

Laura Trevey said...

I heart Paris!!!

home before dark said...

It's waiting on my Netflix que may have to give it a bump. Love the hats. Tonight on tap at my home: Artermisia, the story of Artemisia Gentileschi. It's a sub-titled beauty (yes, I am watching it again!). Your blog is bit of beauty. Now I am girding up to garden. Have a wonderful day.

Sarah Klassen said...

SO pretty! I love movies from a time passed...I am certainly going to rent this now that I've seen these pics :) Thanks for the recommendation, Beth!

Kitty said...

totally original post, beth! i love kathy bates and michelle p (she looks like my mom)! xo kitty
ps. how did you get the film stills lifted from the video?

Brilliant Asylum said...

I am dying over all the art nouveau. Will definitely add this film to the netflix queue asap.

Averill said...

Gorgeous interiors and costumes! I'm putting this on my Netflix list.

Renee Finberg said...

i just rented this (3days ago), it is sitting on my desk next to my bed.
what am i waiting for?

xx

Cote de Texas said...

this looks great - the costumes are divine!!!!!

Joni at Cote de Texas
the BEST interior designer/blogger in the world!!!! ;)

Style Redux 2 said...

Trouvais-Thanks for stopping by. You will enjoy it, I'm sure.

Style Redux 2 said...

Laura-Then you will love this.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-The hats are amazing. I killed myself in the garden last week pruning all my boxwoods and yews. I need a break.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-You will enjoy it-he is especially pretty.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Kathy Bates is always amazing.I just found these photos online.

Style Redux 2 said...

Brilliant Asylum-The sets are stunning.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Hope you enjoy it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Renee-Indeed-go for it!

lady jicky said...

Thats it - I must get to see this movie!

Style Redux 2 said...

Joni-You will love the sets too!

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-Enjoy!