As promised, this is a mega-post dedicated to my one year Blogger anniversary! I thought that since my very first[kind of crappy] post was a nod to my love of making lists, it was only fitting that the one year anniversary post should be a series of fashion lists! Be lucky I decided to scrap my first idea of including a list of my 'favorite on screen deaths'.Favorite Movies For Fashion
-Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Lynne Stone is one of my favorite on screen personalities, and she's really the only reason why I would call this movie fashion inspo. She wore outlandish outfit combinations[yes, that is a large plastic cricket on her hat], leggings, and rocked a reversible skirt; one side was shiny patent leather, the other side was her regulation Catholic school uniform skirt as transformed by velcro. "Velcro. Next to the walkman and tab, it is the coolest
invention of the 20th century!" Yes, this movie is so eighties it hurts, but sometimes you need a good kicky eighties dance movie to watch to every now and then. It's good for the soul!
-Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Aside from the fact that I quote Romy and Michele way too much in every day life, I will cherish this movie for the rest of my days. Arguably, the dresses were way too short, the platforms were hellishly high, and ultimately the clothes in this movie were too unrealistic. I say; oh puh-lease, don't be such a bore! The fashion choices in this movie are nothing short of legendary. Sandy Frink wore light up sneakers to the reunion for God's sakes! Mona May, my good woman, you are a GENIUS.
Anyone who says this is 'not the movie for fashion' will be shot on [web]site. Every single person in this movie down to the boys[well...mainly just Christian] was impeccably dressed. Another Mona May styled movie that makes the list; this woman is full of PURE UNADULTERED GENUIS I tell you!
-Me Without You
Lots of berets, petticoats, and even some trash bag dresses[you know the kind I mean]! This is probably where Sienna Miller got her inspiration to wear that outfit with the black sweater and the support hose
. Let it be known; ANNA FRIEL WORE IT FIRST. Sienna girl, you better be giving credit where credit is due, bitch. My Favorite Models
You know, gap teeth are really, really charming on girls. I think I may have a gap tooth fetish, kudos to Danielle from Cycle 6 of ANTM and Lara Stone here. Although she doesn't really do anything for me on the runway [fair walker, but she looks like she wants to hunt me down and force me to watch her eat my loved ones], I have to say her editorials never dissapoint. Someone compared her to Sasha Pivovarova once, and I would be hard pressed not to agree. She has the same commanding quality as Sasha, the one that makes you want to look at all her photos.
We need more Diana Dondoes in the industry these days. Too many girls are foisted upon me looking frail, sickly, and way too childlike[I'm strongly against the use of baby prostitutues]. Examples? This girl's name is Piveta, but I will from now on refer to her as Samara. Then we've got our Johanna Stickland, who I may have accidentally called Johanna Sickland. Seriously, what's going on here? Is it cool to look like a dead 5 year old now? Where are the girls who look like they can kick some ass? This is where my beloved Diana comes in, and for that I'm grateful.
For some, her style may be dubbed 'too tacky' or 'too wild' or simple 'she looks like a mental patient on crack', but I could look at candid photos of her for hours. The girl has a real sense of style. All you Iekeliene nay-sayers are the same people who find Piveta riveting to look at. She's exceptionally versatile contrary to popular belief, and I think the fact that at the point of her 'discovery' she had dreads, it makes her even cooler than you already thought she was.
I'll just come out and say it;I would go lesbian for her. SHE'S THE CUTEST MODEL EVER OK. See? I hold the fact that she often looks like Sissy Spacek in 'Carrie' near and dear to my heart.
Yes, you may know her as Terry Richardson's ex, but she is so much more than that[besides, aside from being a great photographer Terry is hella skeevy]. Susan Eldridge makes me die a little in side every time I see her; she's got to be one of the prettiest girls in exsistance. She's got the right amount of innoncence[NOT SICKLAND-LIKE INNONCENCE], 'fashion' type sex appeal, and as Ty Ty would say, she can take hoe and 'make it fashion'. I love that no matter where I try to go, Ty Ty's words of wisdom follow me like a bad weave.
Doutzen will always be one of the best models in town. I think it's the lips. She's absolutely stunning in every way possible, and no one will ever be able to duplicate the Doutzen pout[save for possibly one of the Olsen's...but that's a different story]. Now that Gisele left VS, they should seriously consider giving up her spot to Doutzen. She represents everything that is Victoria's Secret, and they would have to be idiotic to miss that[maybe our fellow retired VS Angel Ty Ty can steer them in the right direction if need be]. I think she needs her own nickname; Heidi Klum was 'the Body', so Doutzen shall be 'the Doutzenator'.
For all the jokes I made in her name, she has her shit together. Her presence on the runway is unparalleled with any model of today[slight hyperbole, but I don't care], and I'm still waiting for her to make an unexpected comeback somewhere soon. In short, Mariacarla Boscono is the epitome of all that is fierce.
Collections That Set My Heart Ablaze
Dolce and Gabbana Spring/Summer 2007 Ready To Wear
Say what you will about this collection[like how pieces are a blatant rip off of Gucci S/S 2001 RTW], but you can't deny that everything about it is INSANE. It houses what could be my favorite outfit ever, and that would be the one above. Yes, the armor-esque contraption that Stam dons bravely is my favorite, and I'm not ashamed to admit it [I'll probably write more about my love for it in the near future]!
Sonia Rykel Fall 2004 Ready To Wear
The adorable berets, the humorous eye/hand sweaters, the femininity of it all; this is the only collection not from 2007 that I had to include. It made me fall in love with Sonia Rykel!
3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2007 Ready To Wear
Alright, take a good look at the entire collection, top hats and all. This what I would like my style to be in condensed form.
Oscar de la Renta 2007 Resort
Dresses that Scarlett O Hara would've been proud to own, the simplistic shifts; there's nothing flashy or deliciously tacky to be seen in this collection. But then again, I don't think I've ever seen armor or a sweater with eyes on the boobs in an Oscar de la Renta collection...I'm thinking that in his case, this is a good thing.
Versace Spring 2007 Ready To Wear
Donatella's appearance may strike fear into the hearts of fashion fans everywhere, but her work is to die for. Add this entire collection to the list of the things I would sell my soul to own.
Jeremy Scott Fall 2007 Ready To Wear
Watching this show in action
makes the over the top beehive hairdos and jukebox dresses all the more exciting. And what sane person doesn't love Big Girls Don't Cry[that's not a weight related slur by the way]? I also fell in love with Behati Prinsloo as a result of watching this; homegirl undoubtedly stole the entire show.
-End Post because I'm tired, this took me forever and things kept malfunctioning, I don't feel like writing an end paragraph, and the spellchecker isn't working. I'm going to go watch Opera. You know, I've written through a lot of great times on this blog[totally stole that from the Golden Girls and twisted the words around]. I love you guys, by the way. No really, I'm being completely honest. I love you even if you like Sienna and/or Samara. Dilemma, out.-
Labels: collections, models, movies, still totally cutting edge