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Today is the first Movie Monday, hosted by Sal of Still Dark @ Heart. I just love her idea for everyone to do a blog post related to movies, including but not limited to an outfit inspired by your favorite movie or TV show.
My idea for this event was to do a little tribute to Film Noir. Not only is this my favorite genre of movie, but one of my favorite eras in fashion. 40s and 50s glamour blends exquisitely with Goth, in my opinion! Film Noir also influenced the name of my blog, as you might have noticed.
Many thanks go to Mr. Kitty for patiently helping me with this photo shoot, which took place in our living room.
So, do I look like I just poisoned my husband for his money, and am about to run off with his best friend**? Because that’s the look we were going for. But don’t worry; I’ll get mine in the end. Most likely, my wealthy husband changed his will at the last minute, making some distant niece the sole beneficiary. And the best friend will dump me for a younger, blonde woman after turning me in to the police. That’s how these movies always work out in the end. That’s okay; I’ll be sitting in the women’s penitentiary plotting my revenge…
** In the above plot, any character’s resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. And my husband is not actually wealthy, so he is not in any danger.
This poor velvet evening gown by Jessica McClintock has served me well for around 18 years, but this photo shoot was its farewell performance. The fabric is starting to discolor, the pile is irreparably smashed in areas, and finally the slit started to rip up the thigh. I could fix the latter, but I don’t think the other problems would make it worth the trouble at this point. So, I guess I am now in the market for a new, floor-length black velvet evening gown!
|This dress is SO black, we couldn’t get my camera to focus on it!|
Here are a couple of clear shots of the dress without the “dark” treatment. I will miss this baby, but luckily I have two other gowns by Jessica McClintock. Can’t wait for an excuse to wear them so I can share them with you.
I hope many of my readers will visit Still Dark @ Heart and check out today’s event, and maybe even put together a movie-inspired outfit as well…
Thank you, Sal, for coming up with this wonderful theme event!