Come Together, Right Now, Over Me

7.8.10

I decided to watch Julie Taymor's Across the Universe again a few days ago. The film is a Beatles musical set in the Vietnam era, capturing the counterculture movement of the late 60s and early 70s. The entire movie is a joy to watch, but I found myself especially alert when the song Come Together cued in. I was fascinated by the clothing of all the characters, and the effortless cool vibe exuded by Jo-Jo when he walked to the house in this scene (Jimi Hendrix anyone?). And because I couldn't find a better photo, we are stuck with Exhibit A below. Unless of course you have seen and memorized the film like I have. In which case you can most likely envision what I'm talking about in your mind's eye. 

 image credit: fanpix.net via Google images





The late 60s/70’s fashion was the flower power era, drawing inspiration from the hippie movement and ethnic influences. Bell bottoms and flared trousers are all gifts of the 70's fashion to the world. I recently declared my love for bell bottoms here. But I figured I should reiterate. These metallic flared trousers are a vintage gem. Paired with a union jack tee from new look and a headscarf/turban from talbot. My sister says they would be better suited for a fancy dress party, but where's the fun in that?

Thanks for taking the time out to comment on my previous post. And a warm welcome to my new readers. Thanks for following. Means a lot! :)

Hope you're all having a fab weekend!
Bisous,
Abs

68 Contributions:

priincess said...

Great photos! i'm in love with the top! : )

Ster n said...

I love the pictures of your blog, :).

Great blog,

I'll be following you!

Your trousers are amazing!!.

xoxo,
Ster.
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Caroline said...

Fantastic photos! Like the one on the stairs!
xxxxx

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Amazing photos and your top is amazing.

Constance said...

The lighting in the second photo is gorgeous!
x

Fashion Queen said...

Great pictures. Your outfit is amazing.

rebecca said...

that's one of my favourite beatles songs (: love your tee!

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Grace said...

Gorgeous photos!

Love Grace.

Evelyn Halim said...

Love your blog, check mine!

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amalie said...

cute top!

Alice said...

cute shirt
and thanks for comment

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Cupcake.Fashionista said...

I love Across the Universe!!! Cute shirt.

-Kayla, Style and Caffeine

Katie said...

i love across the universe.. they did such a great job with every song! your outfit is amazing
xx

ABIGAIL NY said...

love the pants they are so lovely...

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Kaye A said...

There`s nothingg like a sprinkle of fashion history &&ndd a dash of some lovely pictorials

I`m definately going to follow !

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bravegrrl said...

i adore bell bottoms. actually anything 70s!

franca maisha said...

OH!! such a great outfit, love the sparkling pants :)

xx

Ksusha said...

love your top
xoxo
Ksu

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marzia ponzi said...

Say that I love your look is not enough!! RetrĂ² yet cool! Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm a follower of your, now!!

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Lady Marmalade said...

I love everything here. You have such great style, love your blog!

tywo said...

Those pants remind me of the Beatles. The flare bottom. :)
I love it.
Have a great Sunday!




LOVE!

Signe said...

the second picture is just amazing :)

Mlle Rihazaza said...

Beautiful piics !!

Zabrinah said...

You are so beautiful. I love these bell bottoms too.

I love the headscarf/turban as well. It goes really well with the entire outfit.

I watched Across The Universe once, and I honestly don't love it. It's because I only adore the music and how it's shown, but I don't like the actual movie/plot of it. As a series of awesome music videos, I really really LOVE it though.

~Z

style-haus said...

i'm a hippie at heart so lovin' your 60/70s posts. :) this look is so cute and diggin' the top!
haven't seen the movie, but sounds like i must check it out!

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

BELL BOTTOMS ARE SO SNAZZY. Therefore, you are SNAZZY. Honoured? YOU SHOULD BE.

And golly, I STILL haven't seen Across the Universe. I suck? YES.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

miss velvet bow said...

beautiful photos!!

Abi said...

@Stern, Kaye A & marzia ponzi: Thanks so for following! I'll be sure to stop by your blogs soon :)

@Zabrinah: I have to admit, it took me watching it 3 times to follow it all the way through. And then I appreciated what it was trying to do/portray

@Style-haus: I recommend it. Just be warned you might be a little puzzled in parts

@Lexy: Haha! I feel very honoured. Thanks you. Having not seen the film does not mean you suck. You're just too awesome for that.

briannelee said...

Fun vintage pants!!!!

Tiffany said...

great blog! I'm from Toronto too =P
love the tshirt - I have a similar one too..if you don't mind me asking, where were these photos taken?

thequietingmuses said...

Love the outfit, the 60's & 70's have always been a huge inspiration for me.

Across the universe if one of my fav movies, so original

http://thequietingmuses.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

you look stunning here!! your photos rock! :) x

Nuheila said...

Great outfit!Loving the vibe of 60's/70's right now.


Nuheila

elatsyrk said...

I love across the universe. My fav scene is the one where they sing while my guitar gently weeps.

Fashion Tidbits said...

ooooooh i want to watch it now!

Becca said...

Oh gosh, the fab bell bottoms just keep coming over here. Love them! And I was delighted with this movie too, I was especially pleased that they included my favorite Beatles song, "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"

Wynne Prasetyo said...

you look great! the trousers really rock, that's a unique piece.

I watched Across The Universe several times but never really got to its end. But my favorite songs there is All My Loving, If I Fell, and Across The Universe itself. :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I haven't seen that movie yet but keep hearing great things. I definitely need to put it on my Netflix list! :)

You look beautiful in these photos. I just can't get enough of your bell bottoms. And your shirt rocks. xo

MarchMusings said...

You make bell bottoms look cool!

Style Porn said...

Um, do you live in a castle??? Where in god's name were these gorgeous pictures taken?

And I'm sad to admit I haven't seen Across the Universe yet. I'm a lousy moviegoer, which is a shame because there are so many good ones I've missed!!

Katie said...

Love that movie :) Great pics!

Lee Oliveira said...

loving the first photograph...
such a beautiful strong photo.. speechless.
LOx

jemina said...

LOVE the 60s and 70s, and you look AMAZING as always :) wishing you a lovely day babe, xoxo

Connie said...

Fell in love with Across the Universe when I first saw it, especially love the Come Together sequence. Great photos.

The Heartbreak

Maria said...

Those pants look amazing on you, I like the hole outfit, it´s so you!!

cathy. said...

I love your outfit! It's gorgeous :)
xx

Indie.Tea said...

Those metallic flared trousers are sensational! And your photographs are really gorgeous too.

My Republic of Fashion said...

Such a great outfit! Love those trousers.:)SarahD

Elvira-Modesty said...

Across the universe is one of my favorite films ever.
I've been following your blog for a while, and I love it! You should check out my blog about music, films, art, personal style and everyday life in Sweden!

...Iww... said...

I didn't see that movie but I really like your t-shirt and trousers :D

Audrey Allure said...

I LOVED Across the Universe - one of my favorite movies. Great outfit, I really adore the pants!

KcomeKarolina said...

great pics! you look fab girl!
thank you for passing by and leaving your sweet comment! cu soon on my blog!!! :P remember you can follow me with bloglovin.com
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Ali said...

Those are the neatest pants. And they sparkle! I love it paired with the shirt, great look. :)

Elena Vasilieva said...

wow, these are fantastic pictures, loved them, absolutely gorgeous

vasilieva
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xx

Isquisofrenia said...

i saw the movie last month and it was so cool
my fav song was I WANT YOU SO BAD! and your pants are so cool
i recently bought some black ones flare ones
but yeah i need to show you hahhahah
since we share the same interest in flares!

MissZuri said...

i loveeeee tha pants!!!!!



Thanks so much for stopping by...hope to see you soon...xxxxo.
SweetDreamzxBeautifulNightmares

Morgan DeLapa said...

I love your pants, and the top. So divine!
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)
<3
Treasurextrove.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said...

i have the soundtrack!!

Charles said...

fab photos! a really gorgeous location :) and that top is too cute. xx

Ashley said...

I love that you took an inspiration and re-interpreted it, very cool. And I'm feeling the flares.

xxoo, Ashley

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Such cool pants

I have a photo in UC on that same staircase. Love these photos.

Ashley said...

That movie was pretty great and the actual song Across the Universe is probably my most favorite Beatles song =)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Morning Cloak said...

Haven't seen that movie yet, but I always love fashion inspired by films!

www.morningcloak.blogspot.com

Vampire said...
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v a m p i r e said...

Cool i love Across the Universe

and I love one of his memorable line in that movie '' Music is the only thing that made sense to me''

Anthea said...

Love your union jack top and wide-leg pants!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Abi said...

@Tiffany: thank you :) Photos were taking at UofT. University College (the actual building). It's great to see fellow Toronto bloggers ;)

@Wynne: it took me several attempts to watch it all the way through. There's just something about it that makes one drone off....

@Style Porn: would you believe me if I said I live in a castle? The beauty of my school (University of Toronto) is that it is so old, there are victorian "castles" for you to enjoy

@Elvira-Modesty: thanks so much for following, and for letting me know. I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon ;)

@Isquisofrenia: I most definitely want to see the flares. Hope you make an outfit of it and put photos up soon ;)

@Ruta: Isn't it just the most darling place? I feel like I'm in a different era

@vampire:it is a beautiful movie, and I can most definitely relate to that quote. Music is one of the few things that makes sense

The Golden Water said...

Amazing t-shirt!

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