Today I was transported to 1985 with Madonna and Rosanna Arquette in "Desperately Seeking Susan"
For those of you that haven't seen this movie- let me fill you in....
Rosanna Arquette plays Roberta, a bored housewife who begins the film getting "glammed-up" in the
beauty parlor and plays the "perfect hostess wife" reminiscent of the 1950's. Unsatisfied with her life,
she seeks adventure, stumbling upon a newspaper ad that changes her life, and look.
Madonna plays Susan, a woman that Roberta is curious to know and be. She takes on Susan's life
forgoing the silk pastel garb of wife-dom and finds...herself.
|Rosanna Arquette (Roberta) in the beginning stages of taking on Susan's identity.|
Her look is a mixture of "I curled my hair like I'm supposed to" and
"Guess what...make you're own damn dinner."
|Madonna in rhinestone studded boots, neon, leather, and spandex|
|The Pyramid Jacket- unites the two women throughout the movie as both a style symbol and a cause. |
The two are both owners of it at different points in the film, serving as a "walk in my shoes" tool.