20 ways to turn your life into a wes anderson movie

Your essential guide.

by Francesca Dunn
07 March 2014, 3:25pm

Oh, Wes Anderson... what we'd do to live inside one of your movies. It's not technically possible, we know, but we can certainly do our best to act as thought we do. Follow these steps and embrace the muted, well-structured world of Wes:

1. Always walk in slo-mo, ideally in a gang.

2. Have a uniform or a standard outfit that you wear every single day.

3. Be deadpan.

4. Dance awkwardly.

5. Only ever engage in complicated love affairs.

6. Don't speak often. When you do, make sure you say something beautiful.

7. Come up with wildly ridiculous plans in great detail.

8. Soundtrack your life predominantly with 60s pop.

9. Embrace your large, difficult family.

10. Do an impressive amount of travelling.

11. When it comes to fonts, use nothing but Futura Grand.

12. Make your instagram filter of choice Walden.

13. Be eccentric.

14. Face death and deal with it.

15. Befriend Bill Murray.

16. If in doubt: pastel.

17. Say goodbye to mp3s - your record player is your new best friend.

18. Cut everything in half. Stand back and appreciate the cross-section.

19. Be childish -- run away, build forts, live in treehouses.

20. Make lists. Read them out loud.

Congratulations! Your initiation is complete and you are now a fully fledged Khaki Scout/Tenenbaum/Rushmore Academy student/member of Team Zissou.

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