One of 2009’s most eagerly anticipated films swept our imagination into a world far, far away where a nine year old boy is made king to a collection of ground bounding, mud throwing, eight feet tall creatures. But Spike Jonze didn’t just steal my imagination with Where The Wild Things Are, he’s also inspired my fashion sense…
I was not only in awe of the handcrafted and beautifully creative cinematography, but also utterly envious of Max’s wolf costume. Comfort – yes, style - yes, quirkiness – definitely! After seeing WTWTA, all I wanted to do was run around the streets in a white wolf jumpsuit (after all, jumpsuits are set to make yet another fashion comeback in 2010…)
Whilst this may not be deemed as an acceptable outfit for popping down the shops in (sob); I’ve come up with some other ways to incorporate an animalistic approach into any outfit.
One of the most popular options for a winter jacket this season has been the fur coat. Warm, cosy and vintage as hell, this is a trend that everyone knows about and justifiably so. Our favourite faux fur coat is from River Island (http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7870/cassw.png ) but I’d always recommend to check your local charity and vintage shops first, because chances are you can get one for half the price.
Feathers have been in the spotlight all this winter; some people have hit the fashion nail bang on the head; whilst others just end up looking like Big Bird. The key to this trend is the all time classic fashion law: less is more. So add a feather cape to a simple dress (such as Miss Selfridge’s cape http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&productId=1518504&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn =) or a simple yet stylish hair clip, for example 2adorn’s feather spray http://www.asos.com/2Adorn/2Adorn-Eilis-Petite-Floral-Fascinator-With-Spray-Of-Purple-And-Black-Feathers-On-Hairclip/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=924397&SearchQuery=feathers&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Purple) to ruffle the fashion feathers in a very, very good way.
A trend that technically was started by a certain Mr. W. Disney; animal ears have progressed from fancy dress to high fashion. Started by Luelle, continued by Vuitton and Chanel then commercialised by Lily Allen and the Olsen twins; animal ears are the ultimate way to make a cute and quirky statement to your outfit. I would love to be able to afford a Maison Michel Rabbit Ear Lace Headband, but as I can’t I’ll be heading to Asos.com (http://www.asos.com/Jameela-Jamil/Asos/Asos-Velvet-Bunny-Ears-Headband/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=846886) to follow this trend.
If none of these replacement options will do, and still all you want is Max’s wolf costume. Head to http://www.the-all-in-one-company.co.uk/all-in-ones/create-your-own where you can create your very own animal all in one. So, if you see a twenty odd year old blonde in a wolf outfit down your local Tescos; wave and say hello, I won’t bite…