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A few new ones over at THERSIC Style Icons!  Have a great weekend, everyone!

- The Paperboy

-The Wizard of Oz

- My Dad & Brother


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Style Icon Weekly Wrap-Up

Well once again things have been a little slow over here due to more traveling, but we have lots to catchup on!  If you haven’t been over to our Style Icons site this week, here’s what you missed:

- The Crow

- Cruella de Vil

- Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra


 

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Style Icon Weekly Wrap Up

I know I keep saying things have been busy around here, but this week has been pretty insane.  I just got in this morning from back to back redeyes to/from San Francisco, all w/in 24hrs!  Anyway, here is this weeks TSI wrap up:

- Optical Illusions

- Punk Flyers from the 70′s & 80′s

- Polish Movie Posters

- Bad Hotel Art

- The Creepy White Girl Dress


Amazing Polish Movie Posters

I’ve been kind of obsessing over Polish movie posters recently (see yesterday’s Style Icon), and I can’t stop wondering how Photoshop always wins when there are amazing posters like these being made!  Here are a few of my favorites, although I could post about 100 more.

From the top: The Blues Brothers, The Big Lebowski, The Shining, Fatal Attraction, Eyes Wide Shut, Sunset Boulovard, Rosemary’s Baby, & Gremlins

See more HERE.

Style Icon: The Grand High Witch

This one may be a bit of a stretch.  But I watched The Witches (based on Roald Dahl’s book) so many times when I was younger that I couldn’t help but think that, strangely enough, Nicole Miller’s Pre-Fall 2011 Collection looked a little like the Grand High Witch’s wardrobe.

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ZARDOZ!!

Ok, where do I even begin with this movie?  First off, I had never heard of Zardoz before Wes queued it up on Netflix.  This is shocking, because I thought I was pretty tuned into the whole cult classic thing.  Secondly, I have no idea how I missed this one because it is written and directed by the guy who did Deliverance AND it stars Sean Connery who was fresh out of his latest James Bond film.  Thirdly, why the hell does this movie never seem to come up when people talk about the worst film ever made?  Plan 9 From Outer Space and Troll 2 have some serious competition.

Need more proof?  Here’s just a little sampling:

1. The movie opens with a giant floating head that spews out rifles while shouting, “The gun is good!  The penis is evil!”

2. Sean Connery is a savage that runs around killing people in a bright red Speedo, a waist-length ponytail,  and thigh-high boots.

3. A group of hippies that can’t die or have sex basically run the world and eat weird green bread.  They can also hypnotize others with crystals that have been placed in their foreheads.

4. Sean Connery floats into the hippie town on the giant floating head and they decide to kill him.  But first they decide to all gather around to watch ladies mud wrestling and porn for 10 minutes to see what gives him an erection.

5. There’s a jail in town that holds punished people who have been forcibly aged and only seem to wear tuxedos.  The other jail holds zombie hippies that only move in slow motion.

And that’s just the beginning.  Don’t get me wrong here, this movie is so bad it’s good and so confusing, you’ll be laughing in hysterics.

A MUST SEE, in my opinion.

Of Dolls and Murder

My darling sister knows me all too well, because she emailed me yesterday with ‘thought you might like this’ as a footnote.

Frances Glessner Lee was an heiress who revolutionized the study of crime scene investigation in the 40′s and 50′s by creating detail-obsessed dollhouse dioramas of unsolved crime scenes.  Each was complete with furniture, working lights, blood splatter, and the deceased.  She would actually hold conferences where she would invite the nation’s leading crime scene investigators to view her reconstructed crimes.

They were later photographed by Corinne May Botz and complied into a book called Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.


A full-length documentary about Frances and her tiny crime scenes (narrated by the John Waters), is now in post-production.  Can’t wait! Preview below.

Style Icon: The Death Eaters

I’ll admit, I have Potter fever bad..  I must have watched the Deathly Hallows trailer at least a dozen times.  So when a friend of mine challenged me to do a Death Eaters Style challenge, I couldn’t resist; especially with Paris Fashion Week just starting.

So here’s a little sexed-up version of the Death Eaters paired with the Nicolas Andreas Taralis S/S 2011 collection.

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Style Icon: The Symmetry of The Shining

I know this one is a bit of a stretch, but I seriously can’t stop seeing stills of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining when I look at Mary Katrantzou’s S/S 2011 collection.  The the 70′s interiors (lifted from old issues of Architectural Digest) were printed onto fabric and then created into dresses over the silhouette of the model.

It’s kind of like one of the old Magic Eye posters..  if you sort of squint, that’s all you see.

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Style Icon: Don’t Look Now

This one was a special request which I was certainly willing to oblige since Don’t Look Now is one of my favorite films.  Set in Venice in the early 1970′s while a series of murders are occurring, this movie is beautifully written, shot, styled, acted, and scored.  I can promise you two things about this movie: 1. One super hot and controversial sex scene and 2. One of the most terrifying endings of all time.  If you haven’t seen this movie before, rent it now.

Paired with Tommy Hilfiger’s F/W 2010 line.

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Style Icon: Twin Peaks Backdrop

I have to start by saying that love Rodarte’s new S/S 2011 collection.  It reminds me of the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, which of course always leads me to think of Twin Peaks (which was filmed in both the PNW and Northern California).  So I couldn’t resist pairing up a few pieces from the collection with stills from the show.

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Style Icon: The Heads of Princess Mombi

This is not a Style Icon in terms of clothing (although it is lovely, isn’t it?), but rather the hair and makeup.  As soon as I glanced at Badgley Mischka’s S/S 2011 collection, It immediately reminded me of Princess Mombi’s better looking heads from Return to Oz.

This movie is surprisingly freaky and I actually much preferred watching it as a kid to the original.  Evil Princess Mombi collected the heads of the town’s maidens and switches them with her own, depending what mood she’s in.  And when she sleeps, she sleeps headless.  See clip below.

Style Icon: Clue (Yvette)

Challenge #7 from Amy.  I was a little hesitant to take on the movie Clue, since it’s one of my favorite movies of all time.  So I decided to start small by doing one character at a time..  First up, Yvette.  The hot sexy french maid has been updated, modernized, and made wearable by Jil Stuart’s S/S 2011 collection.

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Style Icon: Labyrinth

Challenge #5 submitted by germ.  I’ll admit, this one took me a bit longer than normal.  There were simply too many characters from Labyrinth that I didn’t want to leave out.   I also cheated a little and used multiple designers (and some from previous seasons), but then again it’s my challenge, so I can pretty much do what I like. List of designers/seasons below.

Sir Didymus : Jason Wu, S/S 2011

Toby :  Trussardi 1911, S/S 2011

Hoggle : Anna Sui, F/W 2010

Sarah :  Alexis Mabille, F/W 2010

Firey : John Galliano, F/W 2010

Worm : Jean Paul Gaultier, F/W Couture 2010

Ambrosius : Chanel, F/W 2010

Ludo : Chanel, F/W 2010

Jareth : Chanel, F/W 2010

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