DIY LAST MINUTE COSTUME - SOPHIA LOREN IN ARABESQUE
For my second Halloween DIY (see first here) this year, I decided to head back to the 60's and channel the lovely Sophia Loren from the 1966 Technicolor comedy thriller Arabesque.
Loren is an award winning Italian film actress who was declared as "one of the world cinema's treasures." Sophia who recently turned 82 years old in September is as glamorous as ever and recently starred in Dolce Gabbana's new fragrance film.
I like to refer to the scene I used from Arabesque as the pink towel & toile scene. Recreating the look is easy as pie. If you've never watched this film take a look here and skip to the 14:05 mark to view the pink towel & toile decor glam.
For your DIY supplies you'll need two light pink towels. I was super lazy and wasn't in the mood to wrap a towel turban so I used my terry turban towel instead and it worked just fine. This option may also work better if you're heading to a party as it's more likely to stay on your head but feel free to use a regular bath/hand towel and secure with hair clips if needed.
A dramatic cate eye, bronzed cheek and nude lips are all you need to become Sophia for the day/night.
If you're heading out, a pair of matching pink heels or nude flats should complete your look unless you want to go errrr barefoot. I'm not judging.
Look at that classic beauty full of sass!
Uh-oh! It's getting steamy in here.
I tricked you! Be sure to wear something under your towel unless you're going for a very risque look.
This costume is for the ultimate last minute lazy girl but if pink isn't your thing, be sure to head over to Short & Tailor for more last minute ideas. I mean it can't get more fab than Style Vader below. Have a happy & safe Halloween!