One of the best things about Ana Lily Amirpour’s stylish noir Vampire film is, well, the style.
With the help of good old Polyvore, I’ve had a go at being Anna Wintour for a day (sans the Terry Richardson fascination *shudders*) and put together an outfit based on the movie.
It’s simple, chic and one that you could wear anywhere – no one need ever know you’re imagining tearing the jugular out of the patriarchy and planning to elope with your weak-yet-handsome human lover! Huzzah!
Skinny jeans and striped tops are all the rage right now, and shouldn’t be hard to get your paws on. The Michael Kors is a bit of an extravagance, but any over-the-body bag would do to pull this functional look together.
I’ve also exchanged The Girl’s chador for a longline cardigan, because I’m not Muslim and cultural appropriation is not cool, yo. I’m not sure how I’d feel about a non-Muslim wearing a chador for a full-on cosplay of this character, though… I guess you’d have to do it respectfully and maybe ask people who are, you know, actually Muslim how they’d feel about it.
In the mix are couple of classics: Mac’s Ruby Woo lippy, which is one I wear almost every day, and ruby red low-top converse trainers – the show of champions. In the movie The Girl wears what look like Keds or some other off brand Converse type, though. For a little Kiwi twist, I’ve also added a pair of Meadowlark fang studs.
The board is a 27″ Quicksilver Nickle with waffle non-slip deck, 59mm Penny wheels, four A grade, 356 cast aluminium powder-coated trucks with Premium Abec 7 stainless steel bearings. Noice.
What other film costumes or film themes could inspire every-day outfits? Let me know in the comments and I’ll have a go at pulling something together in Polyvore.