Monday, March 30, 2009

Inspired By: Muse



Muse has to be one of the most underated bands out there. I started listening to them in 2004, flabbergasted that I hadn't heard of them before and shocked to find out that they had already had three albums out by then. In fact, they had formed in 1994!



Of course, them being British and very progressive, means that the mainstream public here in North America doesn't pay them much attention. It's the media's fault, really, as I barely see any coverage on this immensely talented band.

And when I say immensely, I mean it. These boys are insane. There is only three of them but I swear it sounds like a whole army is backing them. Their live performances are outstanding to say the least, and I can't help but wonder where the hell they get their energy from. I find it exhausting sometimes just listening to them.

If you've never heard of Muse and you like bands such as Radiohead or Queens of the Stoneage (or actually QUEEN because Muse's bravado, opulence and...epicness, for lack of a better word...seems very much influenced by Freddy and the gang), then give Muse a listen. They will blow your socks off and you can't help but be impressed by Matt Bellamy's raging falsetto. They are one of my favourite bands of this generation and deserve all the praise and recognition they can get.



Anyhoo, to dress "inspired by Muse" involved some thinking outside of the box. I wanted something flamboyant, dressy, engergetic, slightly dirty (hence the stairway) and British. I immediately thought of my ASOS sequin skirt which for the life of me I have no idea why I have (must have been one of those drunken online shopping escapades) but it seemed to fulfill its purpose here, especially when I wore it over a sequined dress. Pair that with my zipper ankle boots and tuxedo jacket and I was feeling very "Hysteria."









Sequin skirt, boots and jewelry: ASOS; Hat and sequin dress: Forever 21; Jacket: H&M; Tights: Aristoc

20 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

You look divine, darling! Love you in that sequin dress; would never have guessed it's f21 - you have the best eye!

xoxox,
CC

Alice said...

man, i can't get the vid to play :-( stupid work computer. i do like the skirt though, sequins and all!!

tanya said...

that skirt, those tights, those shoes....ahhh..perfection! :-)

Blicious said...

great pics!! came across your blog. it's so cute!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thanks, gorgeous!!!

Hey, you should wear hats more often, you're a doll in them! =]

xx

emmet said...

you should visit Riot Tuxedo, a "heavy" heavy metal inspired like black sabbath and Motorhead!rock n roll baby!

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Looking fab girl. Thanks for your sweet comments.

Vegas Princess said...

I love Muse! I started listening to them when I read the Twilight books a few years ago and found out they are the author's favorite band and inspired a lot of her writing. I think they have recently become slightly more well known since being in the Twilight movie.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Omg, I love muse... it is definitely not main stream in North America. I also really love King of Leon, actually totally obsessed with them :)

Really love this outfit,it looks absolutely perfect.

Have a wonderful day :)

emma said...

love the sequin skirt!

Amelia said...

Hmm, I've never heard of them, but I adore your skirt!

Karinaxoxo said...

I'd love to see all these items separately - they all look great!

Sarah said...

Muse are very much underated here in Aus too. I was lucky enough to see the at the Big Day Out a few years back (a big music festival) and they were by far the stand out of the night. Words can not explain how they captivated everyone. I love your skirt it is so beautiful! Very hysteria and "starlight", you know with the sparkles and all :P

Anika said...

Love Muse, and your inspired outfit too. I was drawn to the sequin skirt like a magpie!

the yellow elephant said...

you look fab, dear! I haven't listened much to muse, but I will now! thanks for the sweet comments you always give me.
xx

Wanderlusting said...

Thanks guys - I'm glad I was able to bust out that skirt for once (though now I wonder when else to wear it) and more glad that a little more muse has been introduced to the airwaves!

apricot tea. said...

I LOVE Muse. I've been meaning to tell you that you have a great taste in music. :]

I love your outfit as well.

Wanderlusting said...

Thanks apricot! I like my music as well, lol, definitely not always mainstream but who doesn't love rock n' roll? actually, don't answer that :P

modern antoinette said...

Muse is one of my favorite band ever...One of the best concert i've ever been too. I do agree with the fact that they don't get what the deserve.

Gorgeous outfit too...I love the sequin skirt and the necklace. I have to check out ASos...I never have...lol.

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

almost famous kiwi said...

Muse is incredible. My fav song is Newborn, legend! Wasn't I at your apartment last year trying to sort through Mikes cds to find his muse ones? so great.