The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

The Muse ~ Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway has starred in some seriously stylish movies, The Thomas Crown Affair, Network and Chinatown to name a few, but its Arthur Penn’s iconic Bonnie and Clyde (arguably the most stylish film of all time) that she is most identified with. And little wonder; it simply never goes out of style.

Faye Dunaway Fashion Icon

Set in the dusty mid-west during the grim 1930’s, costume designer Theadora Van Runkle’s killer ensembles (quite literally) remain current to this day. The beret, the pencil skirt and the nonchalantly tied silk scarf all scream style (with a touch of the français don’t you think? The film was heavily influenced by La Nouvelle Vague après tout!)

Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde

Faye Dunaway’s chic blonde bob is quite possibly one of my most favourite hairstyles ever and if it weren’t for the fact that my curly hair is not built for shorter locks I would be at the hairdressers toute suite!

Faye Dunaway

Let’s not forget the make-up either. Black winged eyeliner and long lashes all beautifully framed by strong brows topped off with a healthy sun-kissed glow and perfect peachy lips. Warren Beatty doesn’t make a bad looking accessory either.Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde 1967

Sadly, I can’t help you out in that department (I can barely help myself!) but I can point you in the direction of one or two flattering pencil skirts and a few knitted sweaters that would look just as good in the office or out for cocktails as they would on the run.Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 And don’t forget, always carry the essentials in your handbag.

Over and out.


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