Sunday, 12 October 2008

Fabulous films: Beetlejuice

Yesterday, after my Creative Writing workshop (which was very interesting and useful) I got the train into Birmingham to meet the bf. We were intending to have dinner at Pizza Express but there was a massive queue so we thought 'sod that!'. We had a mooch round the shops and I bought a DVD of 'Beetlejuice' in the HMV sale, which we watched over a Chinese takeaway yum yum!
It occurred to me that with a change of shoes my dress was the sort of thing Geena Davis' character Barbara would wear. If you don't know the storyline, Barbara and husband Adam die and find themselves haunting their own house. Much to their annoyance, a trendy New York family move in and begin ruining their beautiful old fashioned home with 'cool' sculptures and weird decorations. They begin to think that hiring the crazy ghost BEETLEJUICE to scare them off is their only option...

Anyway, I was wearing black shoes and belt with the dress but I thought white suited Barbara better, with her sweet nature and old fashioned home. Obviously it is not the same dress but I think it is something Barbara might wear. The second picture shows the back of the dress because I love it! Ignore the bra I forgot to take it off!


Vintage dress: Pinkbabymouse on Etsy, White belt: Topshop, Shoes: Fred Perry

Even more strangely, the dress I had thrown in my bag to put on today put me in mind of Winona Ryder's character, when worn with the black tights, belt and jacket I had with me. Winona plays Lydia, the trendy family's gothic daughter who loves anything macabre and ends up helping the ghost couple.
She has the greatest costumes- dramatic, lacy and black at all times. As soon as I got home,I had to put on some plum coloured lipstick and my big black bow hairband and take some petulant photographs of myself!



Hairband: Oysho (Spanish shop), Jacket: H&M, Dress: River Island, Belt:Off a dress from Topshop, Tights: M&S, Shoes: M&S

This outfit posting is so much fun!Thanks so much to everyone who commented on the previous one!

9 comments:

esme and the lane way said...

Ah, I need to see beetlejuice again! I love the back detail of the floral dress – and your new handbag is so nice and ladylike!

Miss Karen said...

Wow what a blast from the past! I think my sis has the DVD, I must borrow it off her soon.

Your outfits are so adorable - very Barbara and Lydia. I love the back of your floral dress so much :)

saray said...

love the back of the vintage dress :)

i.d. said...

I love the vintage dress! You seem like an adventurous shopper. :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

You look great in black! tres chic!! That Beetlejuice is so surrreal!

Nemerae said...

Hii
Yeah, I know about it.. maybe because they are Spanish shops :) you have Topshop that is also really great and we haven't any Topshop here! =(
I love the back of the vintage dress *.*
Byee
xx

Ariella said...
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Ariella said...

That film sounds nice - I should see it if I ever come across it.

I love your outfits.... esp. the back on the floral dress is just darling!

enc said...

How cool that you look so good in each of these outfits. You've got a versatile look, and great taste. Prints, black, they're all your color.