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I love to watch tv or a movie with my feet up on the sofa as much as the next lazy person. Sometimes I’m in the mood for something stylish and French, and… sometimes I’m not. But if I’m going to be lounging around with trashy tv for a few hours, why not be motivated at the same time.
I re-watched The Devil Wears Prada today, on a super-rainy and cosy day at home. I initially only put it on to watch the opening credits because I love them so much. KT Tunstall sings ‘Suddenly I See’, while beautiful and slim New York women get ready for their day. That in itself motivates me to be my best, non-slobby, slimmest person who makes an effort when she gets ready for work in the morning.
But the film carried on and I just didn’t want to stop it. I watched parts and was out of the room for parts while I did my housework. I definitely made sure I was in the room for the Paris part. It’s such a beautiful and glamorous piece of the movie.
Plus The Devil Wears Prada is humorous, just another bonus. Laughing is so good for you and very much under-rated by some I think.
Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), holding up a flamboyant orange dress with a tiered skirt:
'What do you think of this?’
Nigel (Stanley Tucci):
'Yeah, well you know me. Give me a full ballerina skirt and a hint of saloon and I’m on board’.
Other motivating ‘trashy’ viewing I love:
Desperate Housewives. I like to re-watch episodes every now and then to be inspired by their homes (especially Bree and her Martha Stewart-ness), their slenderness and the way they dress. I’d love to wear a pencil skirt and elegant blouse like Bree, but the reality is that I probably dress more casually like Susan, or maybe a mix of the two. I never want to dress like Lynette (or Edie for that matter!). And again, it's really funny.
Sex and the City. Both the series and the movies. The girls have fun with fashion and inspire me to try different things in the way I dress. Plus their homes are great to see, and being set in NYC is a definite bonus.
Another motivating movie I saw at the pictures, and now have on dvd: This is War. Yes, Reese Witherspoon has rather fallen from grace, but I love this movie because of her personal style in it. The outfits are great, very wearable and good to take inspiration from. I love her casual look of skinny jeans, high heels and a pretty top, and the scene where she dances around the house in a long sweatshirt and nothing else is very motivating as she looks so good and it helps me step away from the potato chip bag. And your man won’t mind watching this one with you because it’s quite a boy/comedy movie.
I’d love to hear any of your motivating tv programmes or movies as I’m always keen to add some to my list!