Runway To Room: Milla Jovovich

Admittedly, it has been a while since I have done one of these.  (Was the last one the Oscars?!  Wow where has the time gone…) Needless to say, I think it is time for a comeback.  That’s right it is the return of the Runway To Room posts.  This is where I take a look and translate it into home décor.  After all- it can be so much easier to figure out our favorite outfit than it is to decorate our homes.  Onto the fun stuff!

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

This is Milla Jovovich at the Bvlgari Private Event Honoring Simon Fuller And Paul Haggis To Benefit Save The Children And Artists For Peace And Justice.  Yes that really is the name of the event.  I like to call it “B.P.E.H.S.F.A.P.H.T.B.S.T.C.A.A.F.P.A.J.” for short.

I have always been a fan of Milla Jovovich.  I mean, hello?!  The Fifth Element?!  Anyone?  Anyone?  She has the trifecta thing going for her (actress, model, designer) and she always has this cool/laidback/don’t-take-fashion-too-seriously thing going on.  And this look is no exception.

Now, how to translate it into a room:

Image: "Rue Magazine"

Obviously the palate is the main connection between this room and the Milla Jovovich look.  However, I also like the eclectic feel of the room and how it corresponds with the look’s accessory styling.  Nothing feels overly contrived, but the pieces compliment one another.

Photo: Colleen Duffley for "Metropolitan Home"

Again, the dress and room share similar color palates.  But another element that makes the room a good translation are the billowy curtain panels.  Like the dress they are airy, with a strong sense of movement.  Meanwhile there is a formal element to the room- similar to Milla Jovovich’s look.

Image: "Lonny Mag"

Really?  Do I even have to explain this one?  First- again we see the palate.  Second, the eclectic feeling is again in the room, this time with a tribal bent- just like Milla Jovovich’s dress.  Finally there is the photograph of the woman in the necklace.  The connection there is pretty apparent.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed my Runway to Room translation.  If you are interested please feel free to send me a photo of your favorite look and I would love to do a translation of it!



  1. I can’t say I have ever really thought of taking an outfit and finding inspiration for home design in it, but this is superb. The first and last rooms are my favorites, but I think the last one captures the dress and accessories perfectly.

    Speaking of which – I want that dress and the accessories!

  2. That’s so cool! The third one is soooo perfect! You’re really good at this!

  3. I love the look of crisp white in the home. I can’t wait for the day when I will be able to decorate my entire house.. hopefully that day will come in about 6 months!! :) As said already, I don’t think I can recall a moment when I thought of a dress and tried to transition it into home decor.. Pretty savvy!


  4. What a cool idea! I especially love the first room. I shudder to think what one of my rooms would look like were it based on one of my outfits! Clearly, I need to spend more time on your blog for fashion tips!

  5. Actually, I HAVE taken an outfit and found inspiration in it for decorating the house. Especially when it comes to colours!!!! Colours that you would normally NEver think of putting together, somehow seem to work! I love the dress and wouldn’t mind one for myself – picture this: 50 something woman with grey hair wearing the dress and a lovely summer hat with a flowing scarf – carrying a cup of earl grey tea whilst walking in the garden amongst lots of lovely flowers :) Yip thats ME!!!

  6. Oh wow! What a creative, interesting post. I’d love to see more of these!!

  7. Wow! I never thought of being inspired by an outfit like this! I love finding new inspiration for decor so thank you for this idea! Great work!

  8. Ohhhhhh, that last room is totally my favorite! Gorgeous!

  9. I love how you connected the dress to the beautiful room decor! You can definitely get inspiration for anywhere but I love how you showed the connection! I would love to have any of those rooms in my home. Have a great Thursday!

  10. Such a great idea and so well done! I love the rooms you collected (haha, collecting rooms sounds rather odd :), and your sense of humour lifts it all!
    Also kudos for Milla for choosing this dress!

    Oh, and thank you for your comment on my blog. :)

  11. Love that first room so much! It’s a perfect translation with all the textures, I’d just like to move in (maybe declutter just a bit) and then move…haha. It’s hard to wear a big dress like that even when you’re tall and she looks great!

    xo mary jo

  12. I love that! How fun. I have an idea for a painting I’d like to make and put in our game-room, that reminds me of Milla’s dress. I’ve never thought of translating fashion to home decorating. You teach me something new everyday!

  13. Happyaunt says:

    Love your creative thought process with this!

  14. I love the first room! The idea of taking a target and framing it… next to art and antiques… it is the eclectic look that says “this is just cool stuff.” Love it. : )

  15. What a cool and unique concept! Wow, that dress is amazing and those rooms are to die for! I love black and white but curiously do not have much of that combo in my home decor…

  16. I too really like Milla, and I loved the 5th element. Actually I kinda like the Resident Evil films too. Well, that’ll give you and idea of my taste in movies, but I do think most people would agree she’s incredibly beautiful. I love the photo you found of her. That dress is to die for. I would wear it for sure.

    Your interiors are beautiful as well! I would love a white and black room, but with a family it’s not very practical. Oh well!


  17. This is a cool feature! I love this!! I will look forward to more of these

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  18. This is all just totally gorge!

  19. Fantastic idea of taking an outfit as a decor inspiration, very clever and had never thought of it!
    Lovely rooms too, but having a miniature dachshund mix spreading short black hairs all over my house it simply wouldn’t work.
    Really looking forward to reading a next installment on runway to room :)

  20. I love taking colors from clothing and translating them into home decor or outdoor landscaping. You did a wonderful job on this post and congratulations on making Links ala mode.

  21. I love Milla Jovovich! And your “Runway to Room” idea is really cool! I can definitely see her look in these interiors. :)

  22. hi sweetheart, I absolutely love this post. So sophisticated! I am very passionate about design, I only wear my own, and my home and wardrobe are two sides of the same story. Inspiration is such a lovely thing, no? I just shared your fab post on twitter. Ps, want to come over for a visit chez moi?

    Hugs, Anika

  23. I love this, that a great concept. Totally agree with you on Milla too. Fifth Element AMAZING. Xxxx

  24. What an interesting post! You are so creative :-)


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