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STYLE ICON: DELIA DEETZ

Still recovering. Had an epic Saturday which involved:

As well as MOVIE NIGHT. I revisited a perennial favorite, Beetlejuice. I feel like, as a kid, Winona Laura Horowitz' breakout performance as Lydia Deetz was really instrumental to me. I was a goth kid. I wanted to be, as per Lydia "Strange and Unusual". Her layered, lacy outfits and hand-twisted gel-ed ravens-nest bangs were really inspiring to me. But watching it again, I felt much less interest in Lydia than I did in her mom.

MY STYLE ICON IS DELIA DEETZ

OK, I have to sort of make peace with some aspects of the character that rub me the wrong way: she's rich. She's bourgeois. BUT she's also a frustrated sculptress. I actually really like her sculptures. Plus, also: I just adore Catherine O'Hara. In my mind, the woman can do no wrong. And, really, watching the movie over the weekend, her clothes are SO MUCH BETTER than Lydia's. ALSO: throughout the movie, Delia Deetz is almost always drinking WHITE WINE. All I'm saying is: Spirit Twins.


"This is my art, and it is dangerous!"


I'm like watching the video, and I realize that Catherine O'Hara, through her clothes, is living my dream. She is a frustrated, postmodern artist with a wardrobe of 1980s Japanese fashion.


I guessed, and was correct, that she wears Mitsuhiro Matsuda, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons.


Loves it.
AWESOME BONUS TRIVIA: Catherine O'Hara in real life has a condition called situs inversus viscerum.

3 comments:

manny agosto said...

HER WARDROBE IN THIS FLICK IMPECCABLE / STRANGE / MAD GOOD.

PAPS said...

weeird! i got such a craving to watch beetlejuice on saturday night out of nowhere! obviously, psychic lioness electricity! Great Style icon tho! Those gloves on the head = priceless.

La JohnJoseph said...

I'm all about the Alpine sweater as pants! I tried to do this with one of Spookyz leopard print shirts in SF, but forbade me from wearing it, so I had to go to the party in high heels, black lipstick and Sharyn Jackson's sheer scarf instead.