Monday, April 26, 2010

Winona Ryder and the envy-inspiring clothing in ''When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story'

Sunday night (after my team won this week's leg of The Amazing Race!) - 'When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story' aired. It was a made for tv movie about the woman who started Al-Anon. OK, so I only started watching it because there was nothing else on, and the melodrama kind of drug on and on. But, the clothing was fabulous! Many cute 1920s cloche hats and great dresses. Even when they were poor and struggling she had some sweet dresses.
The movie starts in the late Teens and the bulk of it is in the 1920-30s. They start off with a good income and fancier clothing, but end up poor and in kind of plain clothing - no glamorous bias gowns in the 1930s time period of the movie - but I realized that I enjoyed the everyday clothing probably more than glamour gowns because that's what the average person was really wearing during that time. The costume designer for the movie was Trysha Bakker.
And Winona looks great, not just in the clothing, she looks like she is aging very little and doing it naturally. Her face looks real is what I mean. Plus she is still like a Pixie-Woman. When you see her with other women she still seems smaller and younger.

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