Sheesh, I had SUCH big plans for this month’s theme at Alternative Curves! Big Plans! I mean, it’s FEMME FATALE! Right up my alley! I’ve got books on the subject (like, actually, not joking – Film Studies student right here) and have written numerous essay on these babes! I’ve even blogged about my favourite top 5 femme fatales, as well as my top 5 bad bitches with great taste, some of whom are arguably femme fatales, I’ve made Polyvore boards on Barbara Stanwyck’s style and even attempted a femme fatale outfit post once before. So, really I should have been brimming with ideas, but, as much as I wanted to give myself finger waves and be babingly bad like my idol Phyllis, I couldn’t muster the energy or find lighting that would be Film Noir enough.
So, whilst brainstorming various potential femme fatale themes while walking to the train station, my iphone playlist, which I always play on random, did this: Heroin by Velvet Underground, Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen, Maggie McGill by The Doors and then, just to top it off Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground. YES! I shrieked, scaring passing walkers in Essendon, you’ve given me all the signs and prompting I need – I SHALL BE Nico and pay hommage to FEMME FATALE that way!
I love that deep voiced, beautiful German-born singer/actress that hung out with Andy‘s troupe and sometimes sang in The Velvet Underground. I have always loved her since my friend Nikki and I became obsessed with her a very, very long time ago after watching The Doors movie and hurtling down the rabbit hole of stars in that era. I’ve watched documentaries about her, read as much about her as I could, and I really, really love her voice.
So, for this outfit, I thought of Nico, this, the 60s and how I’d feel if I was on lots of hallucinatory drugs, which I’m sadly not. It is pretty simple, and not a traditional interpretation of the theme, but since I’m the only so far whose has uploaded, I reckon I’m in the clear.
coat: thrifted dress: thrifted sunnies: Jay Jays
So, there you go, Alternative Curves March theme of Femme Fatale done and dusted! If you want to check out the other months themes, there are links here:
“And what costume shall the poor girl wear to all tomorrow’s parties?”