Tuesday, August 26, 2008

'Where fashion meets fanwriting,' indeed

There's recently been a ferocious, fannish debate (not the first, evidently) about Krull. For me, one of the highlights of the movie was Lysette Anthony. When I first saw it I was convinced I'd seen her before, and after a while I remembered: she was photographed by David Bailey for the cover of a copy of Brides that my wife got before our wedding.

Aptly enough, the costume Lysette Anthony wore in the movie became an actual Alfred Angelo dress:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Another classic

The latest extravagance in the local charity shop is an 80s classic. I can't imagine anyone buying it for anything but a costume party.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fairy tales

Disney has launched a range of wedding dresses inspired by, guess what, Disney movies and designed by Kirstie Kelly. Responses have varied from breathless enthusiasm to sniffs and raised eyebrows.

Perhaps regrettably, none of the designs (not even those inspired by Enchanted) look anything like this:

Friday, June 20, 2008

ICFA Photos

Emerald City may have ceased publication, but the Emerald City Best Dressed Award still gets given out at various conventions I attend. You can see the results for this year's ICFA here. There isn't a formal dinner or award ceremony at FinnCon, so the next contest will be the Hugo Ceremony in Denver. I am, of course, ruling myself ineligible, which is rather a shame this year because I'm very pleased with the dress I have found. Especially as it only cost me $23.

Mostly armless

Charity-shop wedding dresses come in two kinds.

Sometimes a charity shop gets recent dresses, from a bridal shop that's gone out of business or (more often) from display stock.

And then there's the old stuff. Sometimes spectacularly ugly:

Sometimes just unfashionable: