The Devil Wears Prada actress Meryl Streep turns 64 today ... Though this supremely talented, record breaking, 17 times Academy Award nominee and 3 time Oscar Winner is far known for her more famous roles in a glittering career spanning 30 decades .... we who are more sartorially inclined, remember her most in her role as Miranda Priestly, the editrix of Runway Magazine, which is the temple for the flock of the New York Fashion world in the 2006 movie "The Devil Wears Prada" .... adapted from Lauren Weisberger's book of the same name .... Though Anna Wintour, the powerful Vogue editor was the inspiration for Streep's character, as is widely believed ... (Weisberger once worked as her assistant) .... both Patricia Field (stylist and costume designer of the movie) and Streep were very clear that the character sketch should be uniquely "Miranda Priestly" .... a stand alone character in terms of styling, fashion and idiosyncrasies ... who is more classic and "rich lady" as befits an Alpha female, .... compared to the equally stylish but more modish characters of Andy and Emily ....  Patricia Field (also designed costume for Sex in the City remember?) had a $100,000 budget for the film's costumes, and was supplemented by help from friends from throughout the fashion industry ... Ultimately, almost $1 million worth of clothing was used in the film, making it the most expensively costumed movie in cinema history !!! .... In today's fun post, we revive the myriad looks of Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada ... along with some of her most famous quotes from the movie ... ( and oh yes, if you do not understand what we are talking about till now, this post is not for you dear friend :) .... this is a fan post for Meryl Streep who acted as this Fashion Editor character in a movie called The Devil Wears Prada( yes yes we are sounding like parrots, but what to do, needs to be said) ... and since today is Meryl's birthday, we are indulging in a photoblog of her looks from the said movie :D )



Happy Birthday Meryl Streep











Hah .... after that tiny video from the movie, we are assured you get Miranda's character .... Top boss, powerful, icy cool, alpha female who is scary and magnificent at the same time .... the ultimate you don't mess with me type ... who will rape you on the spot with words and glances without a shred of human emotion showing on her face .... check the dialogue .... Marvelously delivered in that soft steel magnolia voice !!! (try practicing saying it in front of your mirror exactly as Meryl does, and feel the absolutely wicked power flow through you, heheh ) 

  1. Miranda Priestly: "This stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff."


The Miranda Priestly Wardrobe :

























Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly with costume designer and stylist Patricia Field

A still from the movie The Devil Wears Prada

Miranda Priestley meme


This was such a fun post after such a long time .... and a selfish post too .... we are aware that it will only appeal to someone who has seen the film .... appreciates words as a weapon of choice ... enjoys the nuances of an apparently mean perfectionist character .... and above all understands the humour behind the apparently frivolous world of fashion which is a multi billion dollar business ... headed by Prada wearing devils like Miranda ..... Nobody could have essayed such an amazon but the awesome Meryl Streep .... Happy Birthday once again !!! ....The good news is the sequel to the film is coming up called Revenge Wears Prada .... are we excited ?? ... to quote the devilish Ms Priestly "Please bore someone else with your questions " .... hahahaha ... but obviously .... "That's All" .... :D


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