05 March 2010

i can't decide if minho is an axe murderer or if he DOES have flaming charisma and it is hurting my feelings

Ok perhaps it is the fact I have not gotten sleep in a couple of days and just got the most insane gift in the mail (which deserves it's own post, video, song and dance WHICH I WILL DO BECAUSE IT DESERVES IT!!!) but I'm looking at all these collections (and by "all" I really mean, like, 5, because I never go through every collection during fashion month because I would die at the computer and all I see are MOVIES! This is in part because film is my other girlfriend, besides fashion and besides my huge (imaginary) harem of kpop idols I keep in the basement. And of course, my boyfriend Orson Welles and my husband Anthony Perkins.

That was such an illiterate paragraph. I feel sorry for you if I read that. ANYWAY MOVING ON. FILM IS EQUAL TO FASHION IS EQUAL TO THIS POST. OK. SO.

Say, for example, Christian Dior:


If you've ever seen Top Hat (Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers) you must have seen Ginger in this collection! I am not crazy right? Equestrian and Feathers and Girlishness? SO GINGER. SO SO GINGER. Here is Ginger and Fred, in the gigantic ostrich outfit that made me laugh the entire sequence because feathers were going everywhere:

I mean this isn't my favorite Dior collection and I don't think it was even //new, it was mostly a continuation of the Couture collection but I don't really care, I still like it. It had personality. It was, I guess if you want to nail it down to something... "equestrian-boudoir chic"? I like the hair, I like the makeup, it reminded me of some of my favorite films. It wasn't innovative by any stretch of the imagination, but it's going to be sellable and it's fun, and I suppose that is the aim of a lot of houses right now. Also, I like how it still had a taste of crass, because Galliano is kind of crass (not an insult! I love him. He is my favorite fashion pirate.), so though the clothes can be classy, they are also a little messy. And that is okay.

And Lanvin! I like this collection more than the last one. Oh he is so cute, isn't he? Mr. Bowman. Lanvin was very Cleopatra wasn't it? Liz Taylor's Cleopatra. Aka reeking of sex and empowerment and she's gonna rule your men and your money AT ONCE.


I loved Cleopatra, but I like Liz Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof better because Paul Newman is in it and anything associated with Paul Newman is ten million times better than anything else ever. Paul Newman is the ultimate film boner. But anyway. Yes, Lanvin was wonderful. Thumbs up.

So anyway. Here is a peek on what goes on in my mind. I think about film a lot... and this post is pretty indicative of it. I hope you aren't freaked out by it. And if you are, that is ok, I am sometimes too.

So what other collections remind you of a film? Come on, it's not that hard.


SB said...

Did you read the article in the NY Times style section on Thursday about the connection between fashion and film? Very interesting

Isabel said...

"Ultimate film boner."

AKA the best Arabelle quote ever.

Lucy in the Sky said...

Feathers, I'm in feathers... :D
I posted that same video when I wrote about a Jason Wu dress for spring 2010.

diane said...

Oh Arabelle, thanks so much for that Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers clip. When I was your age I would sit up 1/2 the night, eating salads & white rice w/lots of salt & butter, watching those two dance the night away. Mae West and W.C. Fields were my other obsession. :)

Coffee & Vogue said...

loving the first pic. :)

Marcell-a said...

Love the pics :)

Julia M said...

I'm seeing where you're coming from with the Lanvin-Cleopatra thing. Though I probably wouldn't have noticed it on my own!

Rosé Magritte said...

Dude I kept on seeing movie references too! Even though yours make much more blunt and obvious sense to the film/collections you compared.
but I thought I saw some influence from an avant-garde movie I saw last week called 'Jubilee' in V.Westwood and the Stargate sequence from '2001: A Space Odyssey' in some of Balenciaga.

The Style Rider said...

Fred! Ginger! Oh how amazing...and of course the post too!

Reese Lansangan said...

Feels proud that you dedicated a blog title to Choi Minho <33

K nothing really fashion related to say here =)) Except that thank God you're finally posting more regularly :D I missed this.

Times of Delight said...

"ultimate film boner" ;) heheh
And i love these pictures

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Ross said...

Marc was the first 12 minutes of "The Wizard of Oz", Alex Wang was "Coyote Ugly" and Rodarte reminds me of "Across the Universe" for reasons unknown

Dior Sunglasses said...

black and white, Dior, Fred Astaire, I love it all...

Rachel said...

you're not the only person I've seen compare the dior collection to fred and ginger. the comparison is very apt. and god, her dress in that clip. so ridiculous and so amazing.

Nicole Trundle said...

Wow, i am so loving this post, and its craztness, totaly due to the lack of sleep. I cant believe it's taken me so long to find your blog, its insane but AMAZING!! bloody loves it.

Thanks for British Fashion Council's blog, I came across you. OH YEA.

Love from your London blogger


Lily said...

Ginger's dress in that clip is completely stunning. Towards the end when he starts flipping her around, the way it moves is GORGEOUS. I wish they made more films like that now...


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LuxiRare said...

yes yes yes Lanvin was one of my faves from PFW. What are your thoughts on CDG? Surprised it wasn't included in here as I am aware that you are a big fan.

Razzi said...

lovely lanvin!!! :)


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flowerchildstyle.blogspot.com said...

I luved the Lanvin collection this season it looks so powerful!


Juan-Carlos said...

SWOON! I JUST LOVE ME SOME FRED ASTAIR & MARLON BRANDO. I really like this post and your blog overall is quite quirky and exciting. Oh and I am interested in knowing about the connection betweenn fashion and film asrticle from style...sounds fascinating.


Fatima* said...

Wait a second..Minho aka Flaming Charisma!! from Shinee!!!!! I'm going through a Shinee binge right now..If Minho from shinee isn't what you're referencing in the title then just ignore this... p.s. im more of a key or onew gal ; )

Linda said...

Minho's sexy.

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