In 2001, the world was introduced to Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou). Many women cut their hair to look like hers or at least wanted to rock her iconic bob. It was instant love with Amélie. She made us consider: would we reunite a man with his long-lost childhood treasures, play tricks on the neighborhood bully, or send a garden gnome on whirlwind adventures around the world. Did we find pleasure in creating elaborate scavenger hunts or were our joyful moments simple like skipping rocks across water? For me, I love a good cup of tea in the afternoon (dash of milk, no sugar), the smell of books, and of course, the sound of British accents. I melt for British accents. Not to mention, a good film that fills me with delight (you remember me mention the rarity of delight). The film Amélie, with its whimsy and charm, delights. It makes one want to move to Paris, drink coffee in cafes while watching the banter of the regulars, or make friends with a man whose bones are like glass and paints the same scene over and over again.
Oh, to spend the day as Amélie! Of course, the answer is yes, at least in her color palette of red, green, black, with polka dots. It's a classic cut feminine dress paired with chunky books and cardigans. My closet already had all the pieces I needed: a black dress, a green cardigan, a pair of red tights, black boots, and a polka dot scarf to accent the whole ensemble. It's simple, but so very Amélie. Maybe, I’ll encounter a miracle today.