Friday, December 31, 2010

heavy metal

Every time December 31st rolls around, I get the itch to put on my most fab sparkly dress, my Edie shoulder-duster earrings, the thickest false lashes that I can get my fingers on, and go out on the town. You see, on these nights I imagine my life slowly evolving into a Jane Birkin movie. In my mind, if I only put on my swingingest minidress and go out, dancing or something, I can find a Serge of my own.
Sadly, these urges to dress up are usually in vain because I normally spend my New Year’s Eve watching Dick Clark, waiting for the ball to drop and for a glass of champagne.
Tonight, I will break the mold. I am going out with some girlfriends and, though I won’t have a midnight kiss, I will finally be able to wear a sparkly dress and thick eye makeup and have my own Jane Birkin moment. I don’t need a kiss tonight, all I need is a little glitter. 
Here is an ode to some of my favorite girls wearing the heaviest, glamorous, most glittered, sequined, and sparkled dresses to help every get into the New Year's mood!

This is my ultimate look: backcombed hair, thick black eyeliner, and a simply smashing gold sequined minidress

I absolutely adore Mia Farrow's look as Daisy Buchanan at one of the infamous 'Gatsby' parties

Audrey Hepburn in a fabulous Paco Rabanne dress in Two For the Road - it was reworked by the designer from his 1964 line of 'Unwearable Dresses' for the film

Baba Beaton, in a 1925 photograph entitled "A Symphony of Silver," by her brother Cecil

The sensational Bianca Jagger often sported metallic threads and glittery accessories during her heyday as the Studio 54 It-Girl in the 1970s

Some looks from the Biba clothing line throughout the late '60s and '70s

Blake Lively looks every inch a glam girl-next-door in a sequined blazer and black knitted cap with sequined brooche

Celebrities like Dita Von Teese, Mary Kate Olsen, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Lara Stone all try their hands at the look 

From the severe runway look to the metallic gowns that Beyonce, Olivia Wilde, and Brooke Shields look almost poured into, dressing in 'heavy metal' really makes a statement

The legendary statement-maker Cher rocks a sequined gown and feather boa

Though not recommended in this late-December cold, a silver swimsuit is quite on point (perhaps put on a big fur coat to keep warm if you decide to go this route)

Donyale Luna, legendary supermodel and muse to Paco Rabanne, rocks the metal fruits of the designer's labor
Edie Sedgwick, 'Superstar' and fashion icon, wore metallics almost as loud as her eye makeup - utterly sensational

Innocent chanteuse France Gall tries out the edgy metalluc fashions

Such designs from Courreges and Rabanne really require a boyish, lanky, super-tall figure - perfect for Francoise Hardy 

Ginger Rodgers in a gilded gown and jewels

If you cannot find a metallic dress, why not try a gold-leafed hairstyle? 

The fab Jane Birkin, my inspiration for the entire evening

Jane Fonda in Barbarella

Jean Shrimpton, or 'The Shrimp', had the super-thin body that was perfect for this look

Jerry Hall rocks the style in her usual glamazon way

Kate Moss - brilliant beyond words 

Lady Gaga in "Paparazzi" - never has anyone had a more fabulous mug shot

Lauren Hutton sports metallic dresses, heavy necklaces, sequined frocks, and every shiny thing in the spectrum - such a style superstar

Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed" in a metallic bustier. 

Models in Paco Rabanne's duds 

What would a list of great style gals be without Pattie Boyd? 

David Bailey's muse and his former great love, Penelope Tree 

If only I could get a star headdress of my own

Carole Lombard, with her husband Clark Gable

Sienna Miller - whether channeling Edie or being her former uber-hippie self, she looks unbelievably gorgeous

Paula Gellibrand, the Marquesa de Casa Maury, photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1928

Love the full-on body paint in Goldfinger (but don't forget to let some of your skin to go unpainted - don't want to go the way of Jill Masterton)

This image perfectly encapsulates the major trends of the Sixties - from the Rabanne-inspired dress to the  mod glasses, hippie hat, and Indian beads

Veruschka looks luminous in metallic makeup and headpiece 

Models sporting Rodger Vivier in an editorial shot inspired by the futuristic metallic trends of the west and richly colored luxe-ness of the east

Hope everyone has a good eve evening - and see you all in 2011!


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happy new years (in my part of the world it´s still the first day of 2011)
yeah uschi is so beautiful, and she is one of the few of that generation that did drugs and whatever comes with being a 70s rock´n´roll goddess and worldtraveler and still looks amazing. just look at anita pallenberg... she used to be strikingly gorgeous in the 60s but from the late 70s onwards until today you could see what unhealthy life she was leading. not what you call well aged.
uschi never looked like a junkie. so sad that nobody with her genes except herself is around anymore. :D

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so much inspiration right here!

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All great ideas of my inspiration mood are in your pics , I hope 2011 will be a new generation " come back" of those styles so great and glamour chic ! Happy New Year dear Blog Friend !

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Great choices...
hope you have a great day xx

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