AB FAB – ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE FASHION INSPIRATION
If you have seen this movie, you are familiar with all those outrageous and memorable outfits. Ab Fab – Absolutely Fabulous stands for absolutely fabulous and it is based on the television show with the same name which was broadcasted in 2011 and 2012 in England. The ever-glamorous PR agent Edina and her also very glamorous and self-indulgent friend Patsy are now in their 60s and giving their best to save Edina’s PR company and to live their lives to their fullest while doing that. Their outfits are beyond this world but yet, they are somehow rocking it. If you are brave enough to try something like this, here is how you can achieve it.
AB FAB HAIR
For Edina’s and Patsy’s hair, every day is a red carpet walk. Especially for Patsy’s. She looks like a Sixties icon with her beehive blond hair. Nice straight bangs are at the front, and this blonde rock chick hairstyle all together makes her look taller (like a drunken swan). If you want to look like Patsy, you will need a lot of hairspray. Edina on the other hand is sticking with the classics – curls and bangs. She is blessed with natural curls and she is rocking them. You can curl your hair with almost every item in your house – from aluminium foil to banana. Just wrap your hair around it and go to sleep. In the morning just take it down and put on some hair gel or hairspray so your curls can last longer.
AB FAB CLOTHES
Again, total opposites. Edina is a fashion victim who is obsessed with the current trends and tries to copy it by buying the loudest,gaudiest and least-subtle version of them. The beauty of her style is that nothing is off the table. Edina loves to wear jackets – but not just any jackets. The jacket on Edina needs to have that eyepoking glow. Her tops are usually expensive tie-dyes with wildly clashing colors, and her lower half will be dictated by her upper half.
Patsy on the other hand , found her style long time ago and she is sticking to it. She is like a yang to Edina’s yin. Her wardrobe is still in 1969 and she stays true to the staple items that have always served her well. The jacket on her has to be very chic and fitted. Leopard-printed jacket is her absolute favorite. Her blouses are always classic and stylish. Usually they are either all black or all white, sometimes even gold or animal skin patterned. Her motto is : “Keep it simple”.
AB FAB SHOES
And once again, yin and yang. While Edina just enjoys brash and uncomfortable odd shoes, Patsy sticks to stilettos. More lethal looking – the better.
AB FAB SUNGLASSES
For this area, Patsy is in charge. Shades are her signature accessory, combined with a glass of champagne in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She sticks to the classic, round framed or cat eye shades, and you can find that type of sunglasses online easily.
AB FAB MAKEUP
In this area, believe it or not, Edina is the one who is calmer. She uses a lot of natural tones with no red lipstick or strong eye makeup, so it makes a nice contrast with her wild clothing. Patsy on the other hand, doesn’t know what the word ’natural’ even means. As for her, it is the best to emphasize the eyes, the cheekbones and the lips. Simply consider your face as a mask which opens only for cigarettes and booze.
We would warmly reccomend you not to get too crazy though. Your life is not a movie and you are not an alcoholic PR company owner (if you are then do whatever you want) , so it will be the best if you somehow mix these two styles together and then,trust us, you will look like you just came straight out of fashion show.