Friday, September 11, 2009

Inspired by: Elton John



2009, to me, will always instantly be recalled by a few piano notes of Elton John. Though I had fallen for his music back in 2000, when "Tiny Dancer" on the Almost Famous soundtrack opened my eyes from 90's alternative to classic rock (which, ironically, is now being considered classic rock), it wasn't until this year that I really started getting into it - starting with his greatest hits and then working my way backwards to the magic that is Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (which has the wonderful "Someone Saved my Life Tonight" and is for some reason, NOT on the greatest hits) as well as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - the 1973 album which has so many fantastic songs including my favs "All The Girls Love Alice" (below - DO LISTEN), "Sweet Painted Lady," "Grey Seal," of course the titular track, and "Candle in the Wind" - his tribute to Marilyn Monroe (Goodbye Norma Jean...)






Other faves that I can't help but love are Rocketman, Your Song, Daniel, Island Girl (which I used to think he was singing "I like girls" to which I was like, you are such a LIAR!), Philadelphia Freedom, Crocodile Rock, I'm Still Standing, Honky Cat, Saturday Night....ack, so many! I could literally go on and on...

But let'ts talk about Elton's wonderfully courageous fashion sense. From the start, there was no hiding his flamboyancy and his affection for crazy glasses, sequin hats, Balmain-esque jackets and crazy-ass platforms. God bless Elton!















And thus, he has been inspiring me lately...maybe not to this extent but certainly makes you push your boundaries!

















Platforms: Robert Clergerie; Pants: Guess; Dress (worn as top): ASOS; Hat: Forever 21; Tie necklace: Paraphenelia

27 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Your posts always make me smile, darling! Love the inspiration here, and the glasses and tie-necklace are so fantastic!

xoxox,
CC

Anonymous said...

I guess you delete comments that you don't want to hear, even if they are not insulting. Talk about ignorance being bliss. Something turns me off completely about that, so I guess you're minus one reader. If these are your true colors, I hope they shine thru so others aren't fooled.

Rachel said...

i am a big fan of the shoes and pants. i love that you thought elton was lying in that song, teehee. i think you channeled elton very very well.

what's up with anonymous?

Wanderlusting said...

ANON - are you kidding me? I've never deleted a comment in my life - believe me, I've had my fair of nasty ones (like your petty one) that everyone has had the "pleasure" of seeing. If I deleted comments, wouldn't I delete the one you just left? LOL and we know the true meaning behind that today, don't we?

Gabby said...

Luv the dress as a top (did you tuck it in?) and those RC shoes are amazing, I like seeing them pop up here. Sorry I don't comment that often, just read your previous post - I always read but too lazy to comment.

Funny that this anonymous person is/was a "reader" and yet chooses to remain anonymous. Not really sure what their problem with you is - doesn't seem to make much sense?!

Ah well, always haters around! Keep your posts fun as always!!

Gabby (from NC)

Sher said...

You are hilarious! Anon probably didn't key in the word verification correctly.

Wanderlusting said...

Sher - that's what I thought. Either that or they got blogs mixed up and thought I was someone else. Now I'm curious to what the comment was haha

Savvy Gal said...

you look so cute. : ) why is it all the nasty comments are all anonymous. it is okay to disagree but then it is harder to say bad things if we know who they are uh....

Talk Pretty To Me said...

I knew this was going to be a good one when I saw the title! HA! I love it! I love that red leopard print too! BIG SMILES!

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xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Eyeliah said...

Ha! You are so adorable, great interpretation! You should submit this to the links a la mode on ifb.

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

haha...great pics of you!!! :)

ana b. said...

O wow this post is so hilarious! You capture Elton perfectly, down to the sunglasses.

My favourite Elton song is Tiny Dancer.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I love how you translate Elton's look! Amazing! Love your expressions too :-) xxoxoxo

The Budget Babe said...

i don't know when or how but we are going to collab on a photo shoot some day! (you will model of course)

Underfunded Heiress said...

love the shades!

beckyxoxo said...

great music , and great photos ! look you have so much fun :D

kayla! said...

LOVE it. love the shoes. and the hat. and the colors.

my mom believes elton john is her soulmate. she said your soulmate doesn't have to be who you're married to or who you even know. but elton sure is a soul shaker. (he speaks to me too!)

geisharock said...

Hahahahha lady you are friggin hilarious! I adore elton, my favourite song aside from the usual classics is "i guess thats why they call it the blues". it always makes me smile xoxo

Anika said...

Agree with CC, your post make me outright giggle. Love this one. And love esp the crazy-sweet platforms and the fact that you play piano (do you play?).

The inspiration is brill!
Love it <3

Have a fab weekend, gorgeous

xx
Anika

pretty*pink*rat said...

Love the platforms, and that necklace, so cute!

My favorite is DEFINITELY Crocodile Rock. It makes my day whenever I hear it :)

Damsels said...

really love the fashion risks you take .. the bold print with bold yellow hat and glasses just works .

Vegas Princess said...

This is my new favorite! And the tie necklace is fab. :)

P.S. I am starting to think annon drunk blogged and forgot where they put their coment. :)

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

Oh I love your version of Elton!!! Too too awesome! I always hope that I'll run into him somewhere in Atlanta, but I have a feeling we run in very different circles ;)

ps- I keep meaning to ask you: when are you going to Sweden??? Sounds like such an awesome trip!

Kristen said...

What a FUN inspiration and outfit!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

you're such a cutie... I love these pictures and outfit!!!! so awesomr

Lucy in the Sky said...

I LOVE Elton John! I find his music much better than 90s grunge, to be honest. 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' makes me want to cry and 'Tiny Dancer' makes me want to look at the stars at night (even though I can rarely find any with the LA smog). very nice post! :)

Out Of Order said...

cute post! I was gonna channel his white suit and white panama hat look for halloween, and make a cardboard piano to go with it... but I was lazy ;]