Monday, 24 March 2008

Comic book character

I love dressing up. Not the "I'm off to a party dressed up to the nines" kind of dressing up, but the kind where you dress up for the drama, to become someone else or just another facet of your character.

And I've noticed that bubbling under all the other trends for spring/summer is this playful, colourful, kooky trend that borrows heavily from comic books. Which is great, because I've always wanted to dress up like a super hero but, like, everyday. So I made up some collages based on cartoon characters whose style I would totally steal. Click on the images to make them larger.

Betty and Veronica
Pink plastic sunglasses, Jeepers Creepers; pink charm clutch, Betseyville, flat multicoloured sandals, Opening Ceremony; perforated yellow courts, all at ASOS
Pink satin trim prom dress, Oasis
Taupe and yellow slingbacks, Chie Mihara at Kurt Geiger
Pink t-shirt, River Island
Cassette and boombox earrings, Mount Phoenix at Etsy
Eggplant unitard, American Apparel
Purple princess pendant, Glitz4Girls
Runway image, Manish Arora spring/summer 08 from

Betty Boop
Red frilly socks, Leg Avenue; Bunny pendant, Anna Lou; red fascinator, all at ASOS
Stripey dress, Warehouse
Floral blouse, Jasper Conran at Debenhams
Graphic tee, Esprit
Red plastic sunglasses, Miss Selfridge
Red and black t-shirt dress, Urban Outfitters
Red, white and brown, wooden heeled t-bar sandals and red and white wedge canvass shoes, Office
Black and white flat brogues, KG at Kurt Geiger
Lace face mask, Just For Fun
Black and white asymmetrical sunglasses, Escapade
Red plastic cutout alice band, Glitz4Girls

Black poloneck with pink collar, Lazy Oaf
Runway image Luella spring/summer 08 from

Green Lantern
Tromp l'oeil tee, Lazy Oaf
Two-colour tights, American Apparel
Specs pendant, zip stud earring, Topman
Green and black wayfarers, Urban Outfitters
Green and brown, wooden stack heel t-bar, Faith
Green lace-ups, Solea at Kurt Geiger
Lime alice band, Glitz4Girls
Dress pendant, Lisa Galibardy at ASOS
Runway image, Manish Arora as before

Minnie Mouse
Teal blue plastic sunglasses, Jeepers Creepers; black and white cutout socks, Emilio Cavallini; cerise and white spotted flat canvass sandals, Irregular Choice; at ASOS
Blue polo shirt with red collar, Diesel
Blue sailor tee, Lazy Oaf
Blue and yellow frill hem skirt, Mount Phoenix at Etsy
Red high waist shorts, American Apparel
Mouse ears, Party Tracker
Blue cross-body vanity case, Topshop
Multi-coloured wedge court and multi-coloured peeptoe both Office
Yellow smilie face button, Topshop
Pink plastic specs, Just for Fun
Runway image Luella as before

Silver Surfer

Bat mask, Just for Fun
Wide studded belt, Warehouse
Panelled head band, Marios Schwab for Topshop
Enamel monster pendant and silver monster pendant, Cos
Silver heeled lace-ups, Ash Sound at Sniff
Beaded and sequin cape, Kate Moss for Topshop

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I like pretty dresses, high heels, the colour red and good writing.