Monday, October 11, 2010

Costume Brainstorming

Thoughts of Halloween include apricot-colored maple leaves, stuffy noses, manicured lawns morphed into fake graveyards, and of course, costume anxiety.

This year, I have the urge to turn back into a child for a night in hope of trading my usual repertoire of sugary cocktails and trampy get-ups for trick-or-treating and creative costuming. My main goal is to think less "sexy girl scout" and more artistic. Old dress-up habits die hard though; I did spend four Halloweens at U.C.S.B.

My mentor: V Magazine's Uptown & Down spread, overseen by photographer Mario Testino, puts posh Uptown ladies having an avant-garde moment up against Downtown party girls gone vamp. With Michael Kors front woman Carmen Cass and model Sasha Pivovarova posing as the Uptowners in black fishnet, playful up-dos and floor-length gowns reminiscent of something Morticia Adams would pick out for her cameo in V, I think I've found my inspiration.

I know it's early, but it's gonna take more than a day to pull this bewitchingly chic look off right. Now for what my date/husband should dress up as....I don't know....Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd?


  1. I love Halloween.... digging the purple hair for you.

  2. I know...I think that's gonna have to be the color. I can't wait. You better help me with the make-up part. XO

  3. Us UCSB girls will be forever obsessed with Halloween, and I'm not complaining! Love the holiday and love your inspiration, can't wait to see the final costume!

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