Kyoto Silk Fabric Kimono

Beautiful. Confident. Elegant. Just a few words that came to mind when I first saw Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.  While it was an amazingly told love story, I couldn’t help but fall for the minimalistic, relaxed beauty that danced across the screen.  Barely there makeup in nude and pink with a hint of gold.

As spring unfolds and colors of rose, pink and metal are crossing our lips and dusting our cheeks once again, I wanted to showcase some looks that have the international flair and elegant style from the ground breaking film.

Coconutty, MAC

High Tea MAC

Lipstick: You can never go wrong with nudes or metal.  They add a bit of sophistication without the temptation to be excessive with color.  For the look above, Cover lips with foundation to create an even canvas.  Then follow with a nude shade like High Tea  or a metal like Coconutty by MAC.  To add just a little color try layering with a pale pink gloss.

Eyes: You can stick with earthy shades of brown or sand for eyes or turn up the drama with a jade green shadow for a pop of color.

Nails: Try nail colors that bring out that play up your inner warrior in dark shades like Essie’s Wicked.  Or for a demure look opt for pastel shades in blue, green or pink.

Wicked by Essie

Turquoise & Caicos by Essie

Hair:  A chignon is the chameleon elegance.  Wear it pulled tight for sleek sophistication or loose and tousled for relaxed glamour.  As always, a loose free flowing pony tail never goes out of style.

Joan Smalls

Chanel Iman

Click here or above for the original trailer from the movie.  What movie have you found style-inspiring?

Above Image: Munaluchi Bridal; Photo: Stephanie Matthews

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2 Responses to “Cinema Style: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

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    Edwina@FASHION + ART — April 7, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    Pretty. Give me a nude lip and smoky eyes. Strong lip color seems so outmoded now.

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    RainyDayDiva — April 8, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    @ Edwina, Oh I love that look. But I’ve been “left back” in smokey-eye class so many time. Still working on the technique. LOL!!