The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada has been a trending topic on Twitter over the last couple of days, due to it’s release in Europe.  Hands down it makes the list of one of my favorite movies of all time.  Who can’t relate to having a dragon lady for a boss? My adopted version of the movie would be aptly named The Devil Wears Polyester and Payless . I’ve had my own share of tumultuous times with a Miranda Priestly.  Or in my case, an Amanda Beastly-not as stylish or with that much power. Though to hear them tell it, is a different story.

What was even better about the movie-the clothes!  When you look at that movie today, years later, the fashion is still timeless.  Andrea did her thing as the new Emily, but she couldn’t compete with Miranda.  She made being a woman of a certain age, look good.   The movie was the perfect combo: completely relatable and what dreams are made of.  Sad to say, I noticed something when I recently viewed the movie again that I hadn’t paid much attention to before.

Once Andrea decided to not completely sell her soul to Miranda and that first pair of Jimmy Choos, she went back to being frumpy.  It went completely against Maya Angelou’s wise saying, “Once you know better, you do better.”  Style wise, she knew better.  It wasn’t the clothes that changed her, it was her mindset, her desire to please that put her on the slippery catwalk to becoming a Miranda clone-not the fashion! So was she really trying to “down play” her style to make her friends and boyfriend be more comfortable.  Personally, I would have stayed fly.  And in all honesty, I think her friends would have done the same if their jobs had been as successful.  Especially, boyfriend.  What’s your take on it?

Should you dress-down, or mute your style, personality to fit in? Is that ever acceptable?  What was your favorite fashion moment from the movie?

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One Response to “The Devil Wears Prada. Maybe…”

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    Vicki — January 13, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Dress-down or mute your style and is it ever acceptable? It depends on your motivation. Change your personality to fit in? No, No, No, No, No. No, No, No, No. No. Yes, there are things we all need to improve but if you have to change your personality, the core of who you are, in order to be accepted by someone else? No, it’s like those pair(s) of shoes you gotta, gotta have even if they are a little too tight. Know how that little toe starts to pinch and you can’t wait to throw those ruby red slippers over the moon. You will eventually lose the ones you’re trying to impress because you have stifled yourself, or they will lose you.

    What was your favorite fashion moment from the movie?

    The first time she discovered the world of fashion and others recognized it…..