We have all lost many a precious hour watching pure drivel on Netflix, but the beauty of the site is that sometimes you can stumble across a little known gem. That happened to me on a recent duvet day when I decided to watch God Help The Girl (2014). It turned out to be one of my better decisions of late! I have since forced everyone who works in Carousel to watch it too.
God Help The Girl is an utterly charming musical. It’s a touching and thought-provoking film with a fantastic soundtrack. It was written by Stuart Murdoch of ‘Belle and Sebastian’ fame and stars Olly Alexander (of Years and Years), Emily Browning, and Hannah Murray. Pierre Boulanger who (ironically) plays Anton the Swiss German deserves a special shout-out, if only for his beautifully French name.
The costumes in the film are pretty spot on, and maybe I’m biased, but I thought they really reflected the Carousel aesthetic. Cassie and Eve wear vintage inspired clothes throughout the film, similar to some of our favorites from Circus and Lavande. I set about trying to recreate with dresses available at Carousel below!
The clothes in God Help the Girl look great, but the outfits are not very difficult to put together. A cute vintage-style dress and a some inspired accessorising will do the trick!
I’d love to know if anyone else has seen God Help the Girl. If so, what did you think? If you haven’t seen it, watch it right away, it’s marvelous. Great costumes, brilliant acting, catchy soundtrack, what’s not to love? I really think this one is set to become a cult classic!