Thursday, December 23, 2010

"i felt it... it was perfect."

the title of this post is just one of many brilliant lines from natalie portman's character nina, in the new film "black swan".. this movie is 100% worth seeing.

i am honestly SHOCKED that somebody like myself, who is so anti-big-blockbuster-movies it's not even funny, would actually advocate going to see this film. but it is a work of art and an inspiration. so, like i usually do with anything that inspires me, i'm going to find some "black swan"-ish fashion (feathers and tutus and tights, oh my!).

... now, since i KNOW you're thinking it, let me be the first to say that THIS IS NOT WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT:

we all remember this sad time in fashion history when some poor, helpless swan decided to not only wrap itself around the icelandic singer björk, but to kill itself shortly thereafter (shhh.. if we don't tell her, maybe she won't notice..)

let's get to the good stuff.

the nina shrug
in the movie, nina wears a shrug to cover up some nasty, self-inflicted wounds on her shoulder blade... but if you DON'T have those, worry not -- it's still cute! i think it's more modern and less middle-school to have an oversized, slouchy shrug, like this grey one from Forever21.

the crop top
american apparel crop top: half ballet, half "let's get physical", all dance-worthy.

the tutu (kinda)
don't feel like getting literal with the whole tutu business? me neither. luckily, viktor & rolf have made it easy to pay homage to sugar plum fairies without actually looking like one. their scent "flowerbomb" is my absolute favorite perfume of all time, and in this holiday edition, they dressed it up with a metallic version of their grenade-like casing (flowerBOMB, get it ?!!) and, most importantly, a cute pink tutu. it'll fit on your old barbies, if that helps.

the black feathers
this feather skirt/black top combo by jay godfrey, available at neiman marcus, is a great way to channel your inner psycho-swan-bitch-twin. i prefer smaller feathers to large ones, as it makes it a little less obvious and doesn't look like you've tied a feather boa around your hips.

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