At home with monsters: Guillermo Del Toro at the LACMA

In the midst of all the other billion museum posts, I run off to LA for a long weekend and visit yet another museum! I had to visit this Guillermo Del Toro exhibit, which proved to be the deliciously dark exhibit it promises! If you happen to find youself in the LA area, I would highly recommend visiting before it’s gone. GdT is an artist with a fantastic eye for the realm of film – so the exhibit was a beautiful blend of pieces from his movies, but also art that inspired it.

It was one of the more perfectly curated exhibits I had ever seen in my life! The pictures I took and share here, do the whole thing no justice – as I mostly only photographed the clothing and a few art pieces. But there was so much to see by so  many different artists! All things bugs, steampunk, goth, horror, spooky, macabre, ghouls, torture, fear, nightmares, morbid, but with a twist of humor thrown in.

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

Stanley Kubrick exhibit at Contemporary Jewish Museum

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I LOVE museums. Especially when they have exhibits with fashion elements. I didn’t know what to expect from seeing the Stanley Kubrick exhibit that’s been traveling, now visiting San Francisco at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. I thought it would of course be very film-centric, which it was – I didn’t expect to see the costumes there! I was blown away by their beauty, that I had to go back and take photos! I think film buffs, costume/fashion design lovers, and anyone will love this show!

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Halloween costume ideas: Mathilda from Leon the Professional

Today’s Halloween costume idea could be a blip on the movie radar for some people – where it not for the fact that this character is played by a young Natalie Portman. Mathilda is the girl Leon, a brutal hitman, takes under his wing in Leon the Professional after her family is murdered. The movie is not for the faint of heart. With some slight of hand (thanks Photoshop), I was able to make myself look a little more like the character!

Beanie: old from H&m. Top: Uniqlo heattech. Sweater: thrifted.

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Do you tend to stray from costumes that severely age you too young or too old? Then again, I saw a sexy corn costume the other day, and realized there are no rules anymore.

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Halloween costume ideas: Kiki’s Delivery Service

Hopefully there are some Hayao Miyazaki fans out there, I for one adore the Studio Ghibli movies! So when I realized I could pull off being little Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service, I knew it was perfect! Down to her little cat Jiji (although my black cat isn’t so little anymore).

Kiki wears a dark dress most of the time and a big red bow! She offers a witchy delivery service via broom, and always has her messenger bag in tow. This was a free costume for me – she also has the most adorable cartoony rosy cheeks!

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Dress: no brand. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Bow: American Apparel.

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See what I said about going for character costumes?!

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