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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

July 27, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Movie fashion: “Twilight” inspires a clothing line

Have you ever gotten fashion inspiration from a movie? I do, all the time: There are shoes in my closet that look exactly like Ginger Rogers might have tap-danced in them; dangling necklaces purchased entirely because Anne Hathaway looked so fetching in them in “The Devil Wears Prada,” and even my hair has not entirely emerged from a minor obsession with Andie MacDowell. And it’s fun to see, every now and then, that inspiration apparently flows both ways: Last weekend, watching a screener of “The Answer Man” (which opens next week), I was charmed to note that the very cute Olivia Thirlby wears a sweater that I personally own. (Never mind who looks better in it. What is she, 22 or something?)
But, although the fashion magazines are always bursting with movie-themed layouts (remember when “Marie Antoinette” was supposedly going to lead us all to, I don’t know, corsets and powdered wigs?), it’s rare to see a direct relationship between a movie and a clothing line. So I was surprised to see that “Twilight” is launching a clothing line this fall, to be sold at our very own Nordstrom. Click here to see the “Team Edward” T-shirt ($32), the “Team Jacob” tank ($28, and why doesn’t Jacob get to have sleeves?), or the “Cullen family crest charm necklace” ($30, and kind of ugly). Will those diehard “Twilight” fans actually buy this stuff? We’ll find out in October. Meanwhile, I couldn’t resist clicking on the next slideshow, “Hair Secrets from the Set” (oh, come on, wouldn’t you?), and learning that Robert Pattinson’s hair color was achieved through the careful use of “twilights,” a technique that uses “lighter and darker natural colors to add maximum contrast.” This is, I believe, normally referred to as “highlights,” and thus is perhaps the funniest thing I’ve read all day. I’m going to ask my stylist for “twilights” next time, and see how she reacts.

Love those twilights! (photo credit: Peter Sorel, copyright 2008 Summit Entertainment)

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