Monday, December 21, 2009

Channeling: Diane Keaton

From Annie Hall to Nina Banks to Erica Barry, I love Diane Keaton. Even when the movie isn't good, like Because I Said So her style impresses me. I think I'm so drawn to her because so many of her wardrobe choices remind me of my mom with all the white popped-collars and pearls (except when she got weird and wore tuxedos on the red carpet)...but regardless of the character she's playing she always looks so much like herself at the same time which is one of the things I admire the most.

How can you talk about menswear trends and not be reminded of Annie Hall? I absolutely love that movie and everything about Diane Keaton in it....

1977: Keaton and Allen in Annie Hall

2009: JCrew Catalog

Not to mention what I'm sure is a hardly noticed lined in the movie, Woody Allen: "You use black soap?" Diane Keaton: "It's for my complexion..." Referring to my favorite skincare line, Erno Laszlo, that my mom got my sister and myself hooked on - I think we're both loyal users of it mostly because it appears that my mom has Benjamin Button Syndrome (I mean that as a compliment)

A lot of people I talked to didn't like The Family Stone but I absolutely loved it - not just the story but the people in it, the clothes, and that house! From what I've read the film was shot in multiple locations on the East Coast but that amazing house is in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the film is set in a fictional town called Thayer, Massachusetts. Plus - how can you not like a movie with Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, and Diane Keaton?

If this house looks so appealing in the winter, can you imagine that wrap-around porch in the summer?
I love the kitchen table, and how it doubles as a desk with the computer on it. One of the best things about this house is how lived-in it many houses in movies have that museum quality (like in Somethings Gotta Give, which I will obviously get to.)

And then there are Diane Keaton's quirky but classic outfits...

Now, once I started putting together everything I wanted to say about Somethings Gotta Give I got carried away. Also, let me say I know none of these movies are new whatsoever this Sunday while I was stuck inside due to a blizzard I watched The Family Stone and Somethings Gotta Give so Diane Keaton was top of mind. So we'll save discussing that beautiful house in The Hamptons and Amanda Peet's adorable outfits for a later day...


  1. I am obsessed with the house in Baby Boom, that is one of my favorite movies- I love Diane in that!