How to Dress Like a Wong Kar-wai Character, V2

In the past year plus that this blog has lived at this URL in this iteration, its most viewed post by far has been one of its first: How to Dress Like a Wong Kar-wai Character. To capitalize off the apparent popularity of that post expand upon what was then a half-baked idea of whatContinue reading “How to Dress Like a Wong Kar-wai Character, V2”

How To Dress Like a Studio Ghibli Character: Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke Edition

Today, with a sickening crunch, my brain excreted the idea that Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle and San from Princess Mononoke could both be inspiration for Indie Sleaze looks. These magical films have meant the world to me my entire life. As a high schooler, I’d listen to Joe Hisaishi’s soundtracks for the films onContinue reading “How To Dress Like a Studio Ghibli Character: Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke Edition”

Fall Film Fashion Follies #2: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) is an incredible film for late summer/early fall fashion guidance, because 80% of the film entails characters traipsing around in virginal, summery dresses and the other 20% involves accessorizing with autumnal shawls and capes. I might not be selling this very well as a film with, like, aContinue reading “Fall Film Fashion Follies #2: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders”

Fall Film Fashion Follies #1: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Hairspray

I made the below collage without really knowing what it meant. All I knew was that this was the “vibe I was feeling” for late summer/early fall 2022. The mood coagulated naturally around 4 films I love: The Color of Pomegranates, John Waters’ Hairspray, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.Continue reading “Fall Film Fashion Follies #1: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Hairspray”

Back to “Basics”

Today, I humbly offer you some outfits based on film characters’ looks that I think are straightforward, simple in conceit, and iconic. The Before trilogy’s Celine with her inimitably insouciant slip dress – T shirt combo, Cay from Desert Hearts in a monochrome, fringy fit punctuated by a belt as the only accessory, Candela ofContinue reading “Back to “Basics””