Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Hills are Alive

My favorite movie in the whole world is the Sound of Music. It is so freaking good. Also, it's got some really fabulous clothing, such as: 

This dress is probably my favorite thing in the whole movie-- it's hard to convey in an image, but it moves so beautifully. And this dude's suit? Adorable! 

The Baroness may be a super-biotch, but she certainly knows how to dress herself.

I've already mentioned my weakness for Lederhosen, yes? And I love a good Drindl.

Clothing made of drapes? Divine! 

I always secretly wanted to be a nun. Wearing a habit would probably get itchy and hot and unbearable, but for the first 10-11 seconds it might be fun.

Oh, Captain von Trapp. He is a complete and total dish, am I right? I love those lapels.

"I'm sure you'll make a very fine nun."-- do you think Carrie Bradshaw drew some inspiration from this beautiful golden ball gown? I hope so. 

I love all of the Austrian flavor going on in the movie, all of the sassy Z-snap moments ("You flatter me, sir." "Oh how clumsy of me-- I meant to accuse you!"), the Alps and Julie's voice. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen...

Oh my goodness. 
Prom is supposed to be the biggest deal ever, yes? Prom always seemed like the pinnacle of beauty and youth for us small-town folk-- obviously the city slickers were too busy clubbing or whatever, but way out yonder in Provo, prom is the only time we change out of our hog-wranglin' cutoff shorts, remove our cowboy hats, and take a bath. 
The Walden School, however, is a little bit less traditional. Indeed, this year was the first official Walden prom. It was a benefit event for Darfur, and I was in charge of it. To be honest with you, I didn't expect much for myself. I thought I would go stag and wear a preexisting LBD. 
I mean, I also had an ideal fantasy type of a thing. It involved wearing this: 

And taking him: 
Dreamboat! I'm obsessed, a little bit. Oh Simon

So rather than digging through my laundry for a dress or wearing Bjork's infamous swan, a lovely dress fell into my lap, via a coworker of my friend's mom. If that makes sense. It's hot pink and Drag Queen/mermaid/whatever, and a little bit outrageous. I will warn you, it is not the most tasteful garment I have ever worn. 
You wanna see her? Of course you do.