The Annie Hall Look Never Goes Out Of Style

Marcy and Cynthia discuss the timeless fashion trend of menswear as womenswear…



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Cynthia:  Hey Marcy! Take a look at the HBO poster for the second season of Doll & Em.

Marcy jogs over to the computer.

Marcy:  I love Doll & Em!

Cynthia:  I know! It’s the best show I’ve seen about female friendship. Ever. So funny and quirky and silly and heartbreaking and affirming. I can’t wait to watch Season Two.

Marcy takes a look at the photo above.

Marcy:  Gasp. They’re dressed like Annie Hall! Tres chic!

Cynthia:  And that’s a very difficult look to get right.

Marcy:  Very difficult. If your vest and blouse aren’t fitted perfectly, or you don’t have the right attitude, you end up looking sloppy or costume-y.

Cynthia:  Diane Keaton created the Annie Hall look herself, you know. She wore her own clothes during filming. Apparently, the costume designer thought she was crazy, but Diane knew what she was doing.

Check her out here!


Marcy:  She’s so cute. Do you think she’d let me be her kitty? We could wear matching vests and ties and drink champagne together.

Cynthia:  Hey! You’re my kitty! And I can wear a vest and a tie and drink champagne with you! I saw that Alexa Chung has an awesome vest for sale at Anthropologie.



Cynthia (enthusiastically):  And, we can steal Freddy’s skinny ties. We’ll look just like Diane Keaton as her Annie Hall character.

Marcy:  I don’t know. I’m not sure you can pull it off. I think you have to be Diane Keaton or be British like Doll and Em and Alexa.

Cynthia:  Hmpf. You have no faith in me, Marcy. No faith. I’m quite hurt.

Marcy (doubtfully):  I guess you could … I don’t know … try.

Cynthia:  AnywayDiane is still creating iconic looks. Check out this hysterical photo of a Something’s Gotta Give themed bachelorette party by Nancy Meyers on IG.



Marcy (wrinkling her nose):  Oh. No. I like the Annie Hall look better.

Cynthia:  Yeah. Me too. Turtlenecks make me claustrophobic.

Just then Penelope Kitten bops into the office to see what’s up.

penelope kitten:  hi hi. i hear we’re having champagne in a closet with a scared Diane Kitten.




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  • Reply Patty September 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I”m so excited for the new season of Doll and Em too!! However, I’ve never seen Marcy be so supportive, she must have already had some champagne. Is she okay?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 17, 2015 at 4:13 am

      Hmmm… could be a plot. I look into it.

  • Reply merrie September 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Awww…I’d love to see Marcy in a skinny tie and vest…halloween is coming up! Diane Kitten is so chic and the look has never gone out of style. She still dresses that way now at red carpet events and looks so cool!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 17, 2015 at 4:15 am

      I wonder if I could actually get her in to a skinny vest and tie?! Or will I then be one of those crazy insane women who dresses up their cat. Or am I already a crazy insane cat person? Don’t answer that.

      • Reply Merrie K. September 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

        I think that if you can get her into a vest and tie, then it will be worth any names you are called…LOL 🙂

        • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 20, 2015 at 2:31 am

          and loss of blood and skin too! lol

  • Reply Big Momma September 16, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    So vests are making a comeback? Good. I appreciate any added layer to keep me warm. Don’t know about the tie, though. It takes a secure woman with a talent for tying knots to pull it off.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 17, 2015 at 4:16 am

      you’d look fabulous in a tie.
      meow, marcy

  • Reply TheLadyK September 17, 2015 at 5:19 am

    I dressed Spike up.
    He wore his very cool skull hoodie and an actual Spike collar.
    And Dory wore a zebra print bandana and disco ball collar to match his 70s shag hair/fur.
    I am a proud insane cat person!
    You dress those kitties up, Annie Hall style!!
    (Am I awful if I suggest that Dietrich sort-of did it first, if more formally??)

    I am happy to hear about vests making a comeback. I used to wear them a lot. Back when… ? I don’t remember, but was there sometime in the 90s when this was acceptable? Or was I just as tragically unhip, then, too?
    C – I think you’d look great in a beautifully tailored suit.

    The birthday party clones… they scare me a little.

    Also: What are you up to, Marcy??? What’s all this nicey-nice going on, between this and the last posting? Will the plot be revealed?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 18, 2015 at 3:36 am

      Oh I wore a vest in the ’90’s too! So you must have been very hip! Or maybe we were both unhip? Hmmm… hip unhip hooray!

      not telling. yet.

  • Reply Vik September 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Firstly, Cynthia, you would rock the Annie Hall look, love DKs style. Including turtlenecks unless they are gaggy. Secondly, to quote Marcy, Gasp. How is it I never heard of Doll and Em before? I fussed at my husband plenty on this matter….since we get HBO just so he can watch Game of Thrones, he needs to be in charge of keeping me up on shows I might like. The situation has been addressed.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 18, 2015 at 3:38 am

      Oh oh oh!!! I am so glad you dealt with the situation! You have to tell me what you think of Doll and Em!! I can’t wait. I hope you like it! I can’t watch Game of Thrones. The violence would traumatize me for days. Freddy watches it and we get HBO too when it’s on. And then, when it’s over, we cancel HBO. I wonder how many other people do the same?

  • Reply Gwen September 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    How cute is that magazine cover photo? And I BET you would look SO good in an Annie Hall style outfit, it’d be perfect with your slim physique – you’ve got to do this! That vest with your flea market flares would be to die for, actually…

    Hmm maybe you could just put the vest and tie on Marcy in photoshop? Much less bloodshed? If you don’t have photoshop or Gimp or anything like that, you can send me a photo of her and I’ll see what I can do!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 21, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Awwww… that is so sweet of you to offer, Gwen! Thank you! I am in the process of learning iMovie and plan to move on to photoshop next. I really want to learn how to do that stuff. I always know what I want in my head and it is always so difficult explaining stuff to a designer.
      Now I really want a vest!

  • Reply Liz September 22, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I totally think you could pull off the Annie Hall look! There’s something quite quirky-chic about it. And I don’t know anything about Doll & Em?!? But that’s Mack from the Newsroom right? She’s so witty and hilarious. I’ll have to check into this show! Too many girlfriend shows are catty soap operas and not a true reflection of female friendship. Not of mine anyways!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Oh check it out! This is definitely not a soap opera. It’s real and funny and sad and just wonderful. And yes – that is Mack from Newsroom – and the Pink Panther. I love Emily Mortimer!

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