The worst part about The Devil Wears Prada is how much it pains us to compliment the work of Anne Hathaway. However, we'll be the first to admit that she wasn’t so bad in this, probably because she was being made fun of for half the movie. Anne or No Anne (her?) this is one of our favorite movies and that’s why we’re throwing it back today. Also because it was on last week while we were getting ready, duh.
The Devil Wears Prada introduced us to two of possibly our favorite characters in movies. Miranda Priestly and Emily. Miranda via Meryl Streep via Anna Wintour channels one of the biggest bitches in the fashion world, saying some of the most offensive shit with some of her words but mostly just her eyes. While Emily via Emily Blunt via any fashion intern bitch plays a starving intern bitch who just wants to go to Paris. But you’ve all seen the movie so there’s no need to go over the plot or think about Anne Hathaway anymore than you have to so let’s discuss the important lessons we learned from this
cinematic betchy masterpiece.
You should always expect people to be paying attention to you and what you're doing
“Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday morning”
You're not in the business of responding to the less important
Miranda: I need 10-12 Calvin Klein skirts.
Andy: What kind of skirts?
Sarcasm is a delicate art
Your demands are never that outrageous
“Tell Simone I'm not going to approve that girl that she sent me for the Brazilian layout. I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. She sent me dirty, tired and paunchy. And R.S.V.P. Yes to Michael Kors' party, I want the driver to drop me off at 9:30 and pick me up at 9:45 sharp. Call Natalie at Glorious Foods and tell her no for the 40th time. No! I don't want dacquoise. I want tortes filled with warm rhubarb compote. Then call my ex-husband and remind him that the parent-teacher conference is at Dalton tonight. Then call my husband, ask him to meet me for dinner at that place I went to with Massimo. Tell Richard I saw the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they're all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also, I need to see all the things that Nigel has pulled for Gwyneth's second cover try. I wonder if she's lost any of that weight yet.”
This is always something we thought everyone just, understood
Exaggerating, sometimes confused with lying, to get what you want is a refined skill.
It's so inconvenient that most people's brains just move slower than yours
Eating healthy is for people who need to lose weight
Well, this was just a given
And finally, talking at people is totally acceptable
Like we said, watching Anne wasn't a complete torture, until the end when she was interviewing for her new job. She pulled such an Anne Hathy face when she said “MMMMMM LEARNED A LOT” about her experience at Runway. You all know what we're talking about. Thankfully there were only a few other similar Anne Hathy moments in the movie. Like this one for example:
And this one:
…And this one:
But we must be strong and remember why we love this movie… Because Meryl Streep is aspirational, minus like her like, complete and utter unhappiness, and for moments like this one:
And this one (which perfectly depicts how we feel when we walk into most rooms):