That I haven’t done The Talented Mr. Ripley for a Living In yet is shocking. Its breezy, 1950s Americans-in-Europe vibe is all I could ask for and more — so much so that I couldn’t help sneaking a few things that I already own into the post because, well, I’ve been trying to cultivate the lifestyle for a long time. The bikini! The weekender! They’re the pinnacle of my ultimate summer style, and at several points while drafting the post, I Googled “living in Talented Mr. Ripley” because I couldn’t imagine I’d let its praises go unsung in the past three years. That’s right, kittens; we have been together in so much time, and that makes you my longest committed relationship. 145 movies. Happy anniversary, baby. — Amy Merrick
1. Shakuhachi Bustier Bikini, $224; 2. Brass Lantern, $179; 3. Leather Passport Cover, $19; 4. Black Anchor, $8; 5. Men’s Air-King Rolex, $2750; 6. Mulholland Safari Weekender, $895; 7. American Flag Beach Towel, $34/3; 8. Vintage Sailboat Model, $285; 9. Knot Door Stopper, $39; 10. Karen Walker Sunglasses, $220
The full post continues after the jump . . .
Okay, enough gushy talk. Back to how damn attractive the boys in this movie are — I mean how stylish and preppy 1950s San Remo is. Crazy, yes, but also crazy stylish. The combination of the Ivy League and Italian jetset is the definition of chic understatement. Somewhere between I Am Love and Love Story — and either way, the love is guaranteed.
1. Caprani Bentwood Lamp; 2. Couto Toothpaste, $7; 3. Ivy League Glasses, $28; 4. Potted Red Geraniums, $69/4; 5. Antique Roman Marble Bust; 6. Antique Bottle, $175; 6. Valobra Facial Soap, $12; 7. Postalco Small Notebook, $12; 8. Mustard Pot, $95; 9. Caran D’Ache Metal Ballpoint Pen, $20; 10. Muehle Shaving Kit, $239