Saturday, January 31, 2009

Inspired By: The Beatles

Every week I am planning on showcasing outfits inspired by some of my favourite bands and movies. Film and music have always inspired my thoughts and as a result of that they have often inspired my clothing choices. Film often gets the upper hand ( I can name a lot of films - mainly classic - off the top of my head that make me yearn for certain clothes) but music also influences the way I dress.

This week I am inspired by The Beatles.

Of course if I wanted to, I could actually be inspired differently by each of my favourite songs...wild rockin' hippie for Helter Skelter, Poppy bright colours for Lady Madonna, Pretty and somber for Yesterday, Romantic for Something, Joyful and preppy for I Just Saw a Face...

However this outfit feels like it spans the Beatles across all decades. It's Whimsical and Mod yet Dark with a hint of Pomp and Circumstance. Do you agree?

Tuxedo Coat (which I've dubbed the Sgt Pepper Coat): Dolce and Gabbana; horse print dress: Ruby Rocks; Beatle boots!: Christian Louboutin; Tights: H&M; dice earrings: ASOS; tree necklace: from my friend Jess for Xmas, pretty sure it's from a cool shop called Front and Main in Vancouver


Michelle said...

I have to know... who takes these pics for you?!

Particularly the ones in the office!

I just can't imagine setting up my camera on timer at the office to take pics of myself so I am really curious

Kass said...

Love the coat :)

Greg said...

Haha-- nicely done!

xs said...

what a great jacket!

The Clothes Horse said...

Your coat is awesome!

Anna Pope said...

That tuxedo coat is really brilliant! And it looks amazing over the dress. Great inspiration!

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I wanted to see X-Men in the cinema over and over again but none of my friends wanted to join me :P Needless to say, I'm the only comic book fan in my circle, haha!

DaisyChain said...

I love your dress.

Eri said...

Hello there,
I came across your blog and very much enjoyed.
Please come and visit mine too!
It's a fashion blog with outfits and blurbs inspired by Portobello Road, London.
I hope you enjoy it!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Gorgeous... love the coat :)

P.S. Awesome inspiration.

Wanderlusting said...

Thanks everyone - the coat is truly wonderful, I can't believe I managed to snag a Dolce and Gabbana coat in pristine condition for only $100! The magic of Ebay!

Michelle - I totally use self-timer if at work...I would feel too embarassed to ask a co-worker to take a pic of me. and then they would ask what it's for and I'd have to say my blog and I'd rather not.

My bf takes the pics at home and outside our place. he's getting better at it too!

Anonymous said...

your gorgeous