There’s no doubt about it, Netflix is a mainstay in our household, it’s where I watch most things. So I feel I’ve become quite the informant for what’s on and worth a watch because as we all know, our time is precious and there’s nothing worse than getting to the end of something and thinking “What a waste!”. With that in mind, today is the first installment of my “What To Watch” blog posts and today we’re tackling the behemoth world of fashion – enjoy!
The Fashion Fund
I binge watched this whole thing over a weekend. With a judging panel helmed by Anna Wintour, these creators will have to jump through a series of hoops to be granted the coveted prize of an injection of money and mentorship into their design businesses.
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
A truly captivating insight into the man, the myth, the legend that is Manolo Blahnik. Hear from him, hear from others about him and get utterly lost in a sea of designer footwear.
“He is the greatest shoemaker of the 20th and 21st Century”
Five men, trawling around Georgia revamping men’s lives where they discuss style, food, interior design, beauty and mental health. It’s wonderful and does more than it’s predecessor did in my humble opinion although I wish they’d get out of Georgia and become a bit more widespread rather than just staying within the same state the whole time – but that’s a minor blip in an otherwise entertaining show.
Gaga: Five Foot Two
This documentary is outstanding, I was blown away by it – by her really – Gaga is a style icon, so this is one you should definitely check out if you haven’t already. Prepare to become a full blown “Little Monster”.
The First Monday In May
The Met Gala is one of a kind – where else will you gather together illustrious figures from fashion, film, art and music and have them really step outside of their own personal comfort zones when it comes to what they are wearing? In this documentary film you get a behind the scenes look at 2015’s offering and exactly what went into designing, planning and organising the calendars “Super Bowl” of Fashion events – get lost in fabrics, name drops and more admin than you can shake a stick at!
Oh I know it’s kitsch – but! Their fashion is endless, each character has their own flare and once you get on-board with the sheer DRAMA of it all, It’s a great way to get inspired for you own wardrobes. Trust me and give it a go!
Franca: chaos and creation
This documentary shows Franca Sozzani (the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia) through the eyes of her son, the only interviewer who can get her to answer the tough stuff. I knew nothing about this woman prior to watching this and whilst I found some of her work a bit full on, I could appreciate her talent all the while – she is truly something.
Because Story + Royalty + Fashion is a match made in heaven! I cannot wait for the Olivia Coleman instalment of the show, so if you haven’t watched seasons 1&2 yet – get on it!!