Thursday, November 3, 2011

HIWWI: Winter Kate Moonbeam Shirt

Look at this top. 

Now, watch this clip (you can start watching at 6:39 if you don't wanna watch the whole thing--but you SHOULD!):

You see where I'm going with this, right? If you guessed "homage to Jennifer Connelly's puffy pirate shirt from the Labyrinth," you are correct. I also would have accepted "homage to David Bowie's puffy pirate shirt from the Labyrinth" and "I EFFING LOVE THE LABYRINTH" as correct answers.

As a child of the '80s, a mild obsession with the Labyrinth was like, mandatory. Besides, what's not to love about this movie? Glitter everything, crystal balls, David Bowie music, intentional cupping of David Bowie's's a smorgasbord of merriment! So anyway, when I saw this Winter Kate top, I couldn't help but squeal with girlish delight over the chance to put together my own Labyrinth-inspired frock. Let's take a trip down sparkly, fantasy, over-indulgent lane, shall we?

First thing's first: the vest. It's pretty much rule numero uno that puffy pirate-sleeved shirts always be paired with a vest. To bring this look to the 21st century, I can't think of a better option than a fur vest:

Obviously, we're gonna need a tight, dangerously close to camel-toe-inducing pants (ya know, to get that authentic Bowie feel), so naturally these have to happen:

Since we're gonna be running all around the Goblin King's maze of a front yard to get our literal baby brother back it's winter, this whole look needs to be rounded out with a closed toe boot. Would you be mad if I picked a matching sparkly one making it seem as though your legs, ankles and feet were just one, uninterripted stream of grey glitter? No?? Okay, great:

{Topshop boot, $160}

At this point, I would have free reign to burst into "Magic Dance" pretty much anywhere I felt compelled, but you could also top this look off with a hat, sparkly nails, kooky shades, and a crystal ball. I'm obviously just going for subtlety here, people.

How do you feel about this Labyrinth-inspired look? Would YOU wear this top this way?? HAVE YOU ENTERED MY STYLEMINT GIVEAWAY??? Tell me everything in the comments.


Jenna | The Paleo Project said...

I EFFING LOVE THE LABYRINTH was my actual answer. Bravo.

Laura Bray said...

I can definitely see the Labyrinth inspiration, and the soft pink colour is gorgeous!

-Laura xx

Rianna said...

Thise topshop boots are popping up everywhere! I love em! Also like the winter kate shirt

Rianna xxx

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