We were so happy to have Montgomery native and actress, Carrie MacLemore, of the movie, Damsels in Distress in our showroom last week! She was in town for the movie’s Montgomery premiere at the Capri Theater. The writer and director of Damsels in Distress, Whit Stillman, was also in town to help open the movie.
Carrie was delightful and humble and I enjoyed making her acquaintance as we accessorized her dresses for the weekend interviews and events she had ahead of her. To a television interview she wore the Claire necklace with white freshwater pearls and the Blackforest Medal pendant with white pearl earrings. For the movie premier’s opening reception she wore our long pearl drop earring with champagne pearls and a trio of layered bracelets. The bracelets we chose were the Ellie bracelet, the Graham bracelet in gold with hand-wrapped smoky quartz stones, and a new bracelet design I was inspired to create as we worked on the styling. I think I will have to call the new bracelet design the Carrie bracelet. This bracelet was created of hand-wrapped champagne freshwater pearls interspersed with vintage crystals and fastened with the ExVoto toggle. Here is a look at the Carrie bracelet.
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The opening reception and the first screening of the movie on Friday night were both well attended. Here is a shot of Carrie and me as I walked into the theater.
The movie is full of witty dialogue as it focuses on three college girls at a small East Coast college who are in the midst of directing a well-meaning but misguided suicide prevention center for their fellow students. Carrie’s character, Heather, is the natural balance to Violet, the leader of the threesome who is often arrogant, moody and judgmental. Heather is eternally optimistic and as Carrie put it, “chimes in with air-headed, off-hand comments” throughout the movie. Her petite frame and tiny voice helped to make the character of Heather even more innocent and disarming.
Carrie told me that she has seen the movie numerous times now as she has attended many of it’s opening nights in various cities and film festivals. She said the first opening she attended was the most nerve wracking, but watching the movie with her friends and family at the Capri in Montgomery was much more relaxing.