"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests."-Karl Lagerfeld

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Is that a gun in your hanbag...?

                                      Ever see the movie "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag"?

No? I don't doubt it. This was one of my Nana's favorite movies, and one of the only ones that was remotely kid friendly at her house. I was the first grandchild of many to come, but this film kept me entertained enough. Its roughly about a mousy librarian who is ignored by most people, including her husband. A murder takes place and she finds the murder weapon. She takes the blame for the murder and she begins (with the help of a hooker with a heart of gold) to have self confidence and gets attention from everyone.
The reason I brought up this movie was because I found these purses and immediately this movie came to mind.
They also have somewhat have an early 007 look to them.

I think they are pretty cool looking, taking something that is the epitome of feminine and mixing it with cold steel and violence. I feel like the artist captured somewhat of the theme
"The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag".  Taking the societal standard quiet well behaved woman on the outside with a daring, intimidating and possibly violent nature on the inside. Say what you will about gun control, this is not what this blog is about. I always appreciate any fashion that goes beyond mere functionality and how trendy something is, but fashion that says something, that is truly artistic.
To see more of German artist Ted Noten's work click here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Galaxy Dress

  design by: Setareh Mohtarez

This design from the Brightness Dawn Collection is out of this world in a literal sense. Not only is the galactic print beautiful I love the concept and the shape. I really found that this designer really made fashion into an art form which I always love.

Setareh Mohtarez is a NYC-based designer whose work combines shape, movement, texture, and color. She nurtured her creative vision while attending the fashion department at the Antwerp Royal Academy.

After delivering her award-winning "Brightness Dawn" collection in 2009, she started her eponymous label.

Setareh's vision embraces innovation and fantasy, while keeping a strong respect for classic elegance. She is drawn to the mysterious and her work tells a distinct story that is close to her heart.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Anatomically Correct mystery gown

I found possibly one of the weirdest and perhaps one of the coolest looking gowns in existnace. It is an anatomic depiction of the human insides!

I have never seen anything like it. I have tried to attach a name or label to this dress and I have been unsuccessful in my search. As you can see it shows the circulatory, bone, muscle, and organ structure. Although I couldn't imagine just anyone rocking this frock but its not a far cry from Lady Gaga's meat dress she wore at last years VMAs
I wish I knew when this gown was created and if Gaga drew inspiration from this. I wouldn't put it past her to rock this gown at another event, out of any celebrity she and perhaps Bjork are the only two I could ever find this get up appropriate for.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Katy Perry Peoples choice awards

Apparently Katy Perry and I have similar tastes for Betsey Johnson. I had listed this dress as a favorite in a previous post.
She looks like a fairy princess!