When I left the theater after seeing American Hustle last week, there were a few key things on my mind.
First, that the perfect comb over for the balding man takes about as much time and precision as the flat iron for the frizzy haired girl. Second, that Amy Adams‘ perfectly bouncy, curled locks made me crazy jealous with hair envy.
[Editor’s note: Apparently that was all the actress’ real hair. And apparently it is really that perfect. “When it came to Amy, she was always changing but luckily, she has the world’s best hair,” AH Hair Department Head Katherine Gordon told NYMag.com. “It’s the perfect texture. It has nothing to do with the condition, although it’s good, but it’s the type of hair. It can hold a set. It can go straight.”]
And finally (this one doesn’t involve coifs, i promise), that I wish someone would open up an American Hustle-themed version of a Charming Charlie store — where we could relish in the same sensational, oversized, and somewhat gaudy 1970s accessories that decorated Amy’s Sydney and Jennifer Lawrence‘s Rosalyn in the film.
Because that’s not going to happen anytime soon, I decided to track down some of my favorite pieces from the AH wardrobe closet (curated flawlessly by costume designer Michael Wilkinson) and give you the chance to do the hustle for yourselves without having to con someone along the way.
SYDNEY’S GOLD HORSE BIT NECKLACE:
Gucci Horsebit Necklace with Pendant
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS:1. Max & Chloe Privileged Single Horsebit Necklace
2. Fornash Long Horse Bit Necklace
3. Pink Pineapple Bit of Class Necklace
ROSALYN’S GOLD OPEN TEARDROP EARRINGS:
My guess is that these were a vintage find
GET THE LOOK:
1. Nadri Open Long Teardrop Earrings
2. Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Pave Earring
3. ABS by Allen Schwartz Gold & Crystal Open Teardrop Earrings
SYDNEY’S OVERSIZED BLACK AND GOLD SUNGLASSES:
Her vintage Christian Dior 2250 sunglasses are still available to buy — for less than $200! — via Allyn Scura eyewear
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS:Marc by Marc Jacobs Glam Sunglasses
SYDNEY’S CHARM BRACELET WATCH:
I’m not sure on exact designer behind the bauble, but I’d be willing to bet it’s vintage
GET THE LOOK:1. Anne Klein Rose Gold-Tone Charm Bracelet Watch
2. Anne Klein Swarovski Crystal Accented Gold-Tone Charm Bracelet Watch
3. Geneva Lock and Key Charm Watch
SYDNEY’S SNAKE-PRINT BAG/PURSE:
Gucci Lady Lock Python Top Handle Bag
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS:(left) LOVE Moschino Python-Embossed Handbag
(right) MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton East West Python Satchel
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