Sunday, May 10, 2009

Inspired By: The Killers

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Last month I ended up scoring some free tickets to The Killers. I used to actually really liked The Killers when Hot Fuss came out and listened to that album all the time. I'm not really a fan of the new stuff - a lot of it sounded very Barry Manilow to me - but they still put on a pretty awesome show. We had excellent seats too which helped, from where we sat we could cleary see how tight Brendan Flowers pants were. Still can't believe that guy is married lol.

That aside, I'm just not sure if The Killers are ahead of their time or just mediocre songwriters. Hot Fuss felt ahead of its time for 2005 or whenever it came out. I'm not sure what can be said about Sam's Town which many critics have dubbed as wannabe Springsteen but I know that their latest album really does push the boundaries. It's not my cup of tea per se (I like things harder and faster) but I can appreciate how they are trying embrace the Vegas Show Band with hints of the Clash and Bowie.

Naturally when I got dressed for the concert I wanted to go for a bit of a glam rock look. I definitely looked a lot diferent from the rest of the concert goers....what is it about concerts that bring out all the hoochies? The whole venue was packed with girls in crop tops, fake tans and nails and spindly stilettos. Stilettos at a rock concert? Please, give me my most-happy boots any day!

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Jacket: Forever 21; Dress: unknown; Gladiator cuff: House of Harlow; Boots: ASOS; Earrings: Forever 21; Necklace: DaisyChain; Bag: Chinese Laundry

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18 comments:

Write Me Beautiful said...

I love the dress and the Killers! I'm totally jealous! Concert goers do need to revamp their looks.

Mary said...

That sounds like lots of fun!

And you dressed perfectly for a concert. I'm sorry but stilettos??? That does not sound easy to do!

DaisyChain said...

A year ago I'd have been so jealous, but now I'm agreeing with you, the Killers novelty has worn off.
Still,
free concert- never bad, and you looked amazing.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Terrific concert gear! I've never really understood the hoochie look either. Especially if you're at the front and getting dragged into a mosh pit.. how do stilettos benefit you then? My fav Killers album is also the first one. While I don't mind the last two, I hardly listen to them all that much.

Great blog by the way. It's great you got to travel a lot. I can't seem to stay in one place either :)

May Kasahara said...

hot.
totally show-perfect.

Alice said...

very pretty dress! and yeah. i can't manage stilettos in normal life, much less at a CONCERT where you spend the whole time standing and dancing. young hoochies have so much to learn.

Couture Carrie said...

Loooove that dress on you, and the immense gold bag is fabulous!

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Kaiti said...

Love the dress, it's beautiful!
I couldn't believe some of the clothing choices at that show either LOL. I too felt pretty out of place with what I was wearing! I wore a white long Dickies shirt-dress with a little rainbow-coloured hearts pattern and a purple vintage belt over a black tank and 3/4 length black leggings, with comfy flats.

I see so many girls in giant heels at shows and I cringe! How can you dance in those?! I also couldn't believe the amount of stilettos I saw at Playland this weekend. There is just no sense in that.

copperoranges said...

what a fun concert look! i love the print of your dress and the black nails! :)

did you get my email with my address?

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

You look gorgeous! I may have spotted your bag from across the crowd!

Anthea said...

Great look! I love the bracelet. I am hoping to go to Ryerson in Toronto for Journalism..hopefully after coming home from Japan. It will be nice to go back to school after a year of working!

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

Oh you beauty, you! You always look stunning, like a model. You remind me of someone, and I can never figure it out....

You always love the happiness that radiates from your pictures, And I am envious!! The concert looks like it was fun!


xoxoxoxo

Underfunded Heiress said...

Oh fun! Not really a fan of theirs but concerts are always a blast!

Your dress is much prettier than the hoochie wear!

MizzJ said...

I know what you mean! Maybe they are all hoping that the hoochiest of them all will catch the band's eye and become another notch in the bed post for them. Your outfit is much cuter than any of theirs!

Amelia said...

I love The Killers, although I have to admit I didn't even know there was a new CD since Hot Fuss. That's a good CD.

Great dress! The print is really nice. That's pretty much exactly what I would wear to a concert, I think.

I just sent you an email with my address, so hopefully you got it.

styleburst said...

you look amazing!
love that dress and jacket! xo

Dane said...

The killers!!! So jealous!!


You look amazing, and ready for a rock concert, perfect! Flat black boots are the best thing ever.

Vegas Princess said...

That dress is great! And The Killers hail from Vegas...sort of hometown heroes here. They put on a great show!