I love movies and I love fashion, I hope those who have read my blog before may have spotted that! What I love most is when the two blend together during ‘The Promotional Tour’.
Upcoming movie releases with a big enough budget will have their main stars go on a promotional tour, sometimes a world tour, to get the movie to the forefront of everyone’s mind, familiarise yourself with the actors and actresses and peak your interest in what will be a “great movie”.
The one promotional tour that I have been looking forward to is the new Disney movie, directed by Sam Raimi, Oz: The Great and Powerful. Who doesn’t love a good Disney epic, especially one that is a prequel to an absolute classic.
Although, due to legal reasons Raimi was not able to use the iconic yellow brick road or any of the other original imagery, he creates a new world that he hopes audience will enjoy: “I think there is a feeling of Dr Seuss… It was actually greatly influenced by our looking at the old Disney animation frames. We went to their archives and studied how they did those backgrounds and these outrageous shapes.” (Total Film, March 2013)
What we will get apart from this amazing new look and feel to the magical city of Oz, is three new witches; Theodora played by Mila Kunis, good witch Glinda played by Michelle Williams and Evanora played by Rachel Weisz.
These three actresses possess the beauty and acting talent all rolled into one, which alongside James Franco’s Oz, is the reason I am looking forward to the movie so much. Raimi says of the three actresses that they each possessed an ability that fit with their character; for Mila: “She’s got a good innocent quality about her, but the wizard breaks her heart, and she finds a terrible anger within her and strikes back. Mila also has that. In Black Swan I saw this twisted darkness in her and I though ‘I need that for this role.'” And of Michelle Williams: “When the camera gets in really close the audience knows whether the person has a good soul or not.” And for Rachel Weisz: “I needed someone who was not just a pretty woman, but someone who you believed had the power to rule a city.” (Total Film, March 2013)
What is most exciting is the three female leads are currently on the promotional tour for the movie and have so far hit the red carpet for the world premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful, in Hollywood last week. The three women all have varying styles but are so complementary, with Michelle Williams in a Prada side-split dress; Mila Kunis in a girly lace Dolce & Gabbana dress; and Rachel Weisz in a perfect-fit Victoria Beckham look.
It gives me great pleasure to see Michelle Williams on the red carpet again, because I love her style and that perfect side swept blonde crop that I’m so glad she returned to. She may favour certain looks but when she gives you a fabulous outfit you will know about it. It’s not necessarily noticable here but her Prada gown has a hip slit that showcases her black underwear, which gives just enough of an edge without being over the top.
Below she’s wearing a Dior coat dress that appeared short sleeved and a light grey on the Spring 2013 runway, I love the bell shape of this and those legs! Another great look from head-to-toe is the Louis Vuitton red lace print trousers and jacket from the pre-fall 2013 collection, I literally cannot wait to see more from these three.