Bibliostyle: Green Ball Gowns in Catherynne M. Valente’s ‘Radiance’

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Above: Pamella Roland Spring 2016

Our yuletide green had been knitted out of jute and wire and shredded dresses by the Udolpho triplets, those wanton Martian contortionists and-as I had discovered- wanted counterfeiters., from Guan Yu. Each of the nine women aboard had donated a green gown to the effort. We whirled away under Cythera’s lime spangled flapper-fringes, Harper Ibbott’s hunting cloak, every girl’s bright emerald and olive hoopskirts cut and ruched into garlands. We were a strange lot, the Obolus cargo, some famous, most not, all vibrating with the things we did not tell each other.

  • from Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

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Above: Sally LaPointe Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Pamella Roland Fall 2016

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Above: Jenny Packham Fall 2016

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Above: Toga Fall 2016

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Above: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

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Above: Hellessy Fall 2016

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Above: Jenny Packham Spring 2016

Straight-Off-the-Catwalk Halloween Costumes

Check out these straight-off-the-catwalk looks that are as Halloween costume-y as they are haute couture. Bonus–all of these looks are by women!

CHEERLEADER

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Above: colourful, collegiate fun much? Straight from Anna Sui’s Spring 2017 collection.

1920S SOCIALITE

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Above: Good for Myrtle Wilson or Jordan Baker perhaps. Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Spring 2016 Couture.

CLUSTER OF RED BLOOD CELLS

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Above: For those of you who favour something more conceptual, why not this Fall 2016 Comme des Garçons look?

AMBASSADOR FROM THE FUTURE

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Above: for you spacey, forward-thinking types there is this beautiful look from the Zimmermann Fall 2016 show

BEETLEJUICE

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Above: All you need is this Alice + Olivia Spring 2016 suit–let your hair and makeup do the rest

FOLKTALE HEROINE

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Above: Not sure which heroine exactly, but its a vague-enough costume name to wear this beautiful Reem Acra Spring 2016 dress.

THOROUGHLY MODERN WITCH

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Above: Nobody does witchy like Wendy Nichol. This dress is from her Spring 2016 collection, but pretty much anything from any collection will do.

BOTH GARDEN & GARDENER

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Above: Another more conceptional costume. You’ll definitely turn heads in this wild Vivenne Westwood Spring 2016 ensemble–just look at the beekeeper hat!

RAVER PROM QUEEN

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Above:…or whatever name you can think of that will suit this wild, fun ensemble from Betsey Johnson Spring 2016 that is too fun to pass up.

ICE QUEEN

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Above: You’re cool, you’re regal, you’re wearing Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Fall 2015 Couture for Halloween.

Bibliostyle: The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto

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Above: Kate Spade New York Resort 2017

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Above: Leonard Resort 2017

It must have been those colours she wore, like flower bursts, that convinced the neighbours she was the real thing, fro Japan. While I had my quiet browns and navies. On one or two occasions I saw hakujin men slow down on the street just to watch her, to try to catch her eye. A true Japanese lady from a samurai family.

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Above: Valentino Resort 2017

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Above: Roksanda Resort 2017

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Above: Fashion East Spring 2016

That was what she told me, her lowly lady-in-waiting. That was what I was, but I didn’t mind. The Saitos were samurai too, but I kept that to myself, letting her have her moment. I knew what it meant to her, for all her nonchalance. That day, she wore a cherry-red scarf at her neck, less fine than her usual style–tie-dyed by her daughter, by Kimiko, she told me. There were rings inside rings on it, all bleeding into the centre, staining the white parts. It seemed to trick my eyes, the rings heaving with tremors, and I couldn’t decide whether the red was staining a white piece of cloth, or the white was bleaching out the red.

– from The Electical Field by Kerri Sakamoto

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Above: Tsumori Chisato Spring 2016

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Above: Vanessa Bruno Spring 2016

Kaelen’s Minimal Designs are Perfect for Summer

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Kaelen is a Canadian designer based in New York. Her eponymous line offered a minimal, breezy collection for Spring/Summer 2016, perfect for the cosmopolitan sophisticate.

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I love the shimmery blush pink and chartreuse in this collection, its just enough.

All images found here

Screen Style Stills: Princess Bubblegum & Marceline the Vampire Queen Forever

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Let’s face it–Pbubs and Marcy are one of the best TV couples of all time (especially since they are both kind of immortal).

This is a little style tribute to them–what would they wear IRL? Here are our bets.

 

 

PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM

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Above: Whit Spring 2016

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Above: Rebecca Taylor Resort 2017

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Above: Cynthia Rowley Resort 2017

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Above: Rachel Antonoff Spring 2016

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Above: Orla Kiely Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Kate Spade New York Spring 2016

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Above: Isa Arfen Spring 2016

MARCELINE THE VAMPIRE QUEEN

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Above: Chloe Resort 2016

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Above: Karen Walker Spring 2016

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Above: 6397 Spring 2016

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Above: Dondup Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Zadig & Voltaire Spring 2016
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Above: Sacai Resort 2016

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Above: Jenni Kayne Resort 2016

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More Adventure Time-inspired posts on The Closet Feminist:

Fall Fashion Icon: Princess Bubblegum of Adventure Time

Princess Bubblegum x Fall 2015 Runways: Best Pink Outfits

TV Icons, Spring 2015 Shows: Mashups Part 3 (Marceline)

TV Icons, Spring 2015 Shows: Mashups Part 1 (Princess Bubblegum)

Fantasy Vacation Outfit: Adventuring in the Land of Ooo

Even MORE Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

 

All runway/lookbook images from Vogue Runway.

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