Sunday, May 23, 2010

And they really are...

Slide-show of the >>> Ugliest Jeans Ever <<<

They're only missing these...

Oh Brandy.


I'm running out of titles...

You see?  This is what I've come to expect!  PERFECTION.  Is that too much?  I don't think so - not with her track record... 

DO YOU SEE THIS?  I love Michelle Monaghan, I mean LOVE - but I don't give two flying Kiss Kiss's or Bang Bangs about her in this picture - BECAUSE DIANE LOOKS SO GOOD AND AWESOME

Come Diane - Kirsten Dunst?  Really?

What is this world coming to?



I mean what the hell?  Diane K, that's a nice prom dress! and not THAT nice!  Shame on you Jason Wu! (rhymes!) Even you don't look happy about this situation Di, so who put you up to this?
And look at Kirsten Dunst pullin' out the Chanel and looking like Eva Herzigova! Good for you! You seem to having a blast, do you have a film there?  Who cares - you look great girl - and you've been hiding out for too long.  Loves to gaping man behind you.  High five to angry looking old dude behind Diane.

Oh why can't I be you - Oh how can I be you?

Gene Tierney - Dragonwyck

Limerick Lass Dress - Modcloth

Locksley - "Why Can't I Be You?"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Look(s) of the Week

Let's do something modern shall we?

Yeah.  Killed it dead.

as always - click for fulls!

Currently reluctantly listening to Kesha's Tik Tok

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Looks for Us from Them: The Doors pt. 2

Hey hey!  Here it is! The second and last part of The Doors fashion post - Okay that's a lie I'm doing a Pamela Courson post soon as well - but according to the documentary When You're Strange (which I'm halfway through watching right now) she didn't exist!  Okay they don't say that but she hasn't popped up yet, which is weird, but maybe they get to her later on.  Maybe.

Pants: There is of course - the Lizard King leathers - but for now let's focus on the baby blues
Doors Jeans; they don't need any flare, literally.  The should be straight and high, just like the band.  Kreiger had some nice bleach stained ones that are coming back into popularity anyway so you can (and should) be right on that.
Levi's is of course, here to serve:

I can hear some of you saying, "But Eleanor, anyone can wear straight leg jeans.  It doesn't mean I'm getting into the spirit of late sixties - early seventies Rock and Roll."  Well look no further!
That's hot.  Matching floral top not included.

Okay now, the ultimate piece of Jim Morrison gear.  Besides the vacant expression, flowing locks, pouty lips, and shirts that were on a Shakespearean level of draped poufyness, Jim Morrison's look was know for his skin tight, vulgarly creased, and wonderfully accessorized leather pants.  Now this next section is going to be tough - if you find something better let me know.  I'm going to do the best I can without actually going to an Adult website.  

$60 Kenneth Cole ya'll!

Quick shout out to the popular striped pants of the time (much like the Bardot ones I showed you a few posts back) with some particularly adventurous pairs.  Just for funz...

I was so distracted by the stripes and just just FINDING the damn leather pants that I forgot about Jim's #1 leather pants accessory!  No not THAT, creeper.  The belts!

Moving right along...
So I've only seen one picture with this but I love it so much that I'm including it (you find any other pictures send them right along)

Always remember the main colors of your outfit should be browns, blues, whites, and maybe a dash of a bright blue, pink, or red. When in doubt - rock a sweet pair of aviators and let your aloof attitude carry you through (to the other side).  Well that's me finished.  Now off with you - go explore the world as a new honorary member of The Doors.  Stay in school kids, don't do drugs, don't hitchhike, and always know what pills you're taking.  

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Something Serious

My thoughts and prayers go out to model Noemie Lenoir and her family.  She attempted suicide and thank goodness did not succeed.  She's a beautiful, talented, and fierce model and mother.  I hope she can get through this with the help of family and friends.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Looks for Us from Them

The Doors had a style that exuded manly urges, however their style is also something that can (and should) be easily rocked by the XX chromo set.  Before we dive into what we in this day and age can do to become riders on the storm, let's take a look back to the original Lizard King and his lizard princes.
Many pictures will be made smaller to save space - I'd suggest clicking on each of them just in case there are some details you're missing. 

Densmore is ROCKING the black socks and sandals.

See what I mean?  You can do that!  Light wash straight leg jeans?  Big belts?  Stripes? Boot, Blazers, Velor?  We've got this!
Let's focus on an important one right now - the leather jacket.  These aren't your run of the mill motorcycle jackets.  We're talking various shades of shearling, big buttons, and nice fits - none of this hanging down in front like most of the ones you see today.  Tons of zippers are not welcome.  Wearing this look with a leather bottom is not only welcome - it's encouraged - although I wouldn't expect everyone to partake in such an in-your-face BAMF look.  Most of us are more subtle in our badassness.
One idea is to get a small Men's when trying to recreate the Morisson jacket - you'll get that nice square shape, but you have to make sure it's a narrow Men's.  Somes Ideas...

Totally awesome, I mean really.  Expensive though, is it worth it?  You tell me.  Maybe they have super great sales. Cabelas

Get your 70's on -  This is similar to the jacket you see Jim wearing in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.  Also on the likes of just about every famous person in the 1970's from Ali McGraw to Paul McCartney.  This one's a lot cheaper BTW.

This jacket is gorgeous!  It's new but just looks vintage - all the way from Korea.  It costs 10 bucks but 25 to ship.  I love you Ebay

Keep in mind when looking for jackets like these on Ebay and other vintage haunts.  80's leather jackets are much easier to find than 60's or 70's and they are very VERY different.  Be specific.  Make sure their are a lot of pictures or that they are honest about any imperfections - you may want to get it dry cleaned before you wear it - sometimes that old leather smell can't be helped.
Something I've come across is that the better the sellers pictures are (especially if they have their clothes on people on not just a hanger in their closet) the better their stuff is.  They're real sellers - not just people trying to get rid of old junk.

Blazers.  I know it seems like the anti-Doors but it doesn't just take some fancy shades and a Wurlitzer to get the Ray Manzarek swagger.  At least three buttons and up high.  Fitted like a prom dress and just as many color variations.

Next on the agenda - shoes.  Suede Suede Suede! Urban Outfitters is definitely going to be your friend in this department - their shoe colletions are predominately based in this era.  Boots; slight heel - think cowboy boot height, neutrals - more often than not there's nothing fancy there.  Loafers; this is where the unique lines, stitching, and color comes in.  Again - UO is very helpful.
Walabees really hit their stride around this time:

You can still pick them up in a multitude of earth tones wherever Clarks are sold.

I'm largely going to leave the shoes up to you because I feel like shoe buying is a very personal and spiritual experience and one should not be forced into choosing a particular pathI would however like to draw your attention to these from UO.  Black socks are your call.  $28!

Shirts:  Stock up on Henleys, striped button ups, and poet peasant blousesMoroccan influences welcome, along with Mandarin collars.  These can be found anywhere and everywhere, although I would suggest sticking to earth tones and blues. and their catalog have great bohemian tops.

Done for today - there may be a part two.
This post was way too long but oh well - I'd rather have 2 long as opposed to 12 short entries.

There will also be a Pam Courson post - WOOT!