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Friday, 20 January 2012

Fashion In Flim: Cruel Intentions


I thought as another monthly post I would look at films that have either influenced fashion or have had an influence on me. This month it is the turn of 90's favourite Cruel Intentions. I don't know about you but this has to be one of my favourite films - for both the fashion and the soundtrack.
Although there is romance at the heart of the film it isn't one of those fluffy idiotic chick flicks - I like my films with a bit of bite. I won't ruin it for you in case you haven't seen it (you have to watch it immediately) but I also liked how this film didn't play by the rules and had a less than happy ending. 
Kathryn Merteuil is played by the fabulous Sarah Michelle Gellar and while she will always be Buffy to me, I think her character in this film makes the most interesting fashion choices. She plays uber bitch and step-sister to the lovely Sebastian - played by Ryan Phillippe. These have to be some of her most iconic looks from the film:



But what would Kathryn be wearing now? 


I imagine her in one of her signature all black looks - the bralet from Topshop would be a staple in her wardrobe. The killer shoes would also be an absolute must and I'm sure this crucifix would be a firm favourite - although the real purpose of it was less than savory. Kathryn the seductress lives on in this outfit. 

What were your favourite looks from the film? 


  1. This outfit is so Karyn!! Bloody love that film - watch "The Craft" with Neve Campbell, another 90s fave of mine!

    Drea xoxo


  2. Ooh I love Cruel Intentions! I prefer Katheryns outfits to Annettes. I think you matched the outfit quite well to her personality! Selma Blair's character has got potential though...cute bob but dresses like she is a little girl!

    Gemma x