Thursday, March 24, 2011

I think you should braid your hair today!

I think this is Kate Hutson's hair

Costume Design Thursdays Volume 2: Spartacus

Wow I’m so on track with posting today I need to pat my back now for a job well done *grin*. Normally in the volumes of CDT I might be focusing on a single piece that stole my breath but today lets have a little look-c at some examples from one of my favorite series: the Spartacus franchise –yey gladiators- costumed by Barbara Darragh.
The level of detail on the costumes is so good and complemented very well with hair and makeup to illustrate the evolution of each character, their status improvements as the story moves forward, even moral value changes are registered as I noticed with Lucretia whose look was less aggressive in Gods of the Arena vs Blood and Sand when corruption was running rampant inside her head. Even the slaves reflect the house of Batiatus changes of status. Oh and did I mention the jewelry? Sadly not many detailed pictures or in depth information on the process of costuming Spartacus and the gang are available or maybe I need to flex my online search muscles?

Ahhhh behold Ganicus, so much work goes into his 3 little scraps of fabric.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who will wear the Taylor-Burton diamond now?


                                        Success is a great deodorant.
                                                                                                                        -Elizabeth Taylor

She was an awsome Cleopatra in my book, the wardrobe was to die for!

One of her most famous fashion in film moments from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Ladies and Gents. the bling extraordinaire: Taylor-Burton diamond

                                 The Krupp diamond ring


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashion Camouflage 1: Joan Crawford

My people behold the first example of how fashion can create the illusion of perfection: Joan Crawford. Girlfriend apparently had many a “defect” that needed to be fixed via clothes with the savvy guidance of Adrian. She was long waisted coupled with short stocky legs plus broad shoulders. To balance her out Adrian designed dresses that were long and usually dark in the skirt, to create the illusion of length; he also enhanced her shoulders rather than hide them which proved to be a raging fashion trend in her day lasting from the late 30’s to the late 40’s. No surprise there, in the past many trends emerged precisely from someone’s desire to hide the flaws of their bodies, take why men usually leave the last button of their jackets undone: King Edward VII had a beer belly so the bottom button of his jacket was always left open and his gaggle of imitators decided it was oh-sooo-chic. More than a hundred years later and men still follow the royal solution to looking dapper in a suit. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Color Eye Candy

Quinta Witzel by Simon Burstall for Elle via Fashion Gone Rogue

The colors on this editorial for Elle's march issue are mesmerazing check it at FGR

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Most of the Chanel collection was lost on me sorry uncle Karl. But this look is head to toe fantastic in its masculinity yet disarmingly feminine at once. we.want.

Chanel RTW Fall 2011 via

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thank's for the shoes Marc!!!

The charming part of the Louis Vuitton show for me were the shoes, ahhh the fantastic shinny ones especially as they can double as rain boots, talk about mixing sexy and utilitarian, a few that resembled turn of the last century boots in crude and purple or black *swoon*

ok models shaving is good
Some of the clothing was delicious but to be honest some silhouettes are a no no for me at least, still a few of the printed dressed and blouses and a few coats made me very happy.

All images of the LV rtw fw2011 via

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Oh the nerve!

Bad lazy blogger bad! I'm slapping my own hand for not posting in so long, hope you missed me...anyways a little morsel courtesy of Ellie Saab, one of my best friends is getting married soon and I need something to cover the hotness, if only that something could be this dress arghhhhh so if you've got $15,000.00 more or less to burn send them my way in the form of zee dress yes?

Ellie Saab RTW FW2011 via


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