Since we have all experienced injustice to some degree, we enjoy movies where the maltreated prospers. Love by Design is the perfect romantic movie for a much needed break from intense reality and drama. Plus, the less glamorous yet highly creative, hardworking, kindhearted girl finds love and success in a highly competitive world of fashion.
As a Jane Seymour fan, I was instantly drawn to the movie while searching for a romantic movie I have never seen before. Even though Seymour does not have the leading role, she does play a very important part in the movie. She is the fashion magazine editor that frowns on Danielle's appearance and ultimately fires her. As always, Seymour is a joy to watch even when she is playing the part of a snobbish, egotistical and ruthless fashion magazine editor-in-chief.
Synopsis of Love By Design
Love By Design
Own on DVDWhen Danielle doesn't fit the image of a Beguile magazine designer, Vivian (Jane Seymour) replaces her with a "more appealing" spokesperson. Danielle is rightfully distressed when she sees that this "better choice" is not presenting her own presentation to the clients, but the one Danielle, herself, designed and wrote. Danielle erupts in anger and is fired from her high prestige fashion job in New York City. She needs to get far away and decides to return to her home in Romania.
By returning to her childhood home, she also returns to her love for sewing and designing clothes that fit the real women around her. She loves making clothes that truly flatter the individual wearing them and those women love her designs.
While finding herself again, she also finds true love when she meets Adrian (David Oakes). The relationship is not without stress, but it is easy to be confident that the two will end up together.
Sometimes we just need a great romantic movie, even if it is transparent and predictable. We simply need to let our minds and bodies rest and be entertained for a brief spell.
Giulia NahmanyI had never heard of the lead actress, Giulia Nahmany. While watching the credits at the end of the movie, I noticed that she also wrote the story and was one of the executive producers of the movie. I wanted to know more about her, so I did a bit of research and found that she started her career as a soloist. Pretty cool! So, not only can she write, act, and produce a movie, she can sing. Impressive!!! Somehow, I think we will be seeing her again in the future and the next time, I will know her name.
Of course, I love the romantic plot of Love by Design. I also enjoyed the way the movie embraced multiple body types in fashion. Danielle's creations flatter several different shapes and sizes.
Many of us can relate to the women in the movie. We want fashion that will compliment our bodies. We should not have to fit our bodies to the current fashions. As a curvy female, I can relate to Danielle who is constantly dieting in order to try to meet an unrealistic body size expectation. I also know exactly how frustrating it is to try to buy clothes in a fashion world that designs for a smaller, straight or flat body type.
Some would say that both expectations in this movie are unrealistic. Perhaps they are, but we still desire to be loved. And, to have fashion designers who create fabulous fashions for all of us.
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