My reason for falling madly in love with Breathless is two-fold. First, my savior Erica (our beloved Design*Sponge copy editor) suggested it as a Living In possibility. I am immortally indebted to this girl and knew I had to do it regardless of how great the film was, seeing that she saves me every week from especially embarrassing grammar gaffes. Second, next week I fly off to Paris for the first time in almost 10 years and I have that French je ne sais quoi on the brain, big time.
1. Wool Felt Fedora, $68; 2. Black Mirror Aviator Sunglasses, $28; 3. Chain Link Bracelet, $38; 4. Vintage Lanvin Dress, $800; 5. Ballin Leather Heels, $430; 6. Kate Spade Knot Studs, $45; 7. Vintage Thonet Armchair, $1,700; 8. Le Monde Newspaper; 9. Wool Tweed Tie, $41; 10. Hotline Phone, $48
Breathless is Jean-Luc Godard’s pivotal 1960 New Wave classic about a petty criminal who shoots a police officer, falls in love with an American woman in Paris and tries to convince her to run away with him to Italy. The dialog and cinematography have a pulsing energy and it’s impossible not to become bewitched by Godard’s vision of Paris. Jean Seberg (in the role that inspired a million haircuts) is absolute charm personified and wears stripes like no other. On my quick Parisian séjour, I will totally take a page from her chic American-in-Paris book. — Amy M.
1. Visconti Fountain Pen, $145; 2. Pendleton Throw Blanket, $78; 3. Michael Kors Watch, $306; 4. Croissants, $40 for 15; 5. White-Studded Bag, $48; 6. Espresso Saucer and Cup, $15; 7. Plush Stieff Teddy Bear, $40; 8. Red-Striped Sailor Shirt, $254