Why do I mention her now?
I have never really gotten the images of her sartorial magic in Bad Timing out of my head. I even began a new collaborative website (which I will be telling you all about soon enough) with a collection of images from the film. From polka dots to fantastic brooches, from braided up dos to bejeweled bodices, I think her style is perfection and worthy of another look.
Here's what I said back on 1/23/06:
I was never a huge Theresa Russell fan until I saw Bad Timing, not that Wild Things isn't a pretty sweet movie. I would like to do a bonus movie suggestion for Bad Timing (1980), a sexually charged Nicholas Roeg film where Russell and Art Garfunkle play crazy and or sociopathic lovers in Cold War Vienna. It drags at times, but is one of the most exquisitely photographed films I have seen in a long time. You will also understand why Theresa Russell is this week's style icon – those hairstyles, those pants, that craziness – I absolutely love her.