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Well, I'm on a big Oscar Wilde thing again and am trying to make a whole fad on my flist of re-reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. I re-read it; a few others of you darlings have been doing so or expressed an interest in doing so, so I may as well try to make a whole trend here. I feel so cool. I also haven't done one of those "Looks inspired by..." things in a long time, so here are looks inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Do I really need to do a whole plot summary of Oscar Wilde's classic and beautiful 1890 novel? I don't think so... )
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1) I got so much done today. Seriously, what is this? Lots of hand washing type laundry, started tidying my apartment (my boyfriend's coming to visit on the weekend, yay!) and was actually reasonably focused on grad student-y stuff - focused enough to do hours of reading, note taking and conference prep. So unlike me, I know.

2) I finally pulled out Moulin Rouge! and rewatched it a week or so ago on the train - and, boy, do I love that movie. It is so sweet, so epic and just such an iconic thing for my generation. (I literally first saw it ten years ago to within a few weeks - more on that anniversary later, probably.) I am especially in love with the musical finale sequence during Spectacular Spectacular, starting with the reprise of Come What May, then seguing into the reprise of Children of the Revolution and just everybody reprising their most iconic piece from the movie, Ewan's really impressive high note and Zidler just punching the Duke out in the most magnificent way possible. The one problem with that sequence is that the song's not on the soundtrack - seriously, what is this nonsense? That'd be like a Les Miserables soundtrack not including One Day More or something...

Anyway, I love that movie and its costuming, so take some outfits inspired by Moulin Rouge! )
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1) Finally got my old iPod speaker working and was able to bring down my old, no longer being used regularly iPod and listen to music while doing my swim in the apartment pool (got through just over half of Bowie's Hunky Dory, natch). That was awesome; I'd been looking to make swimming laps more interesting and was lucky enough to get the pool all to myself tonight. It may have been deserted because the water was kinda slimey, salty and gross. It's supposed to be a salt water pool but they may have overdone it tonight - yuck. But, oh well. (Took a good shower right after, so don't worry. =P)

2) I also think I'll use this journal to test out a new way to engage with fandoms. Inspired by the web site Polyvore and the one fashion blog I like to read, College Fashion and their "Inspired By" columns, I have been spending an inordinate amount of time trying to put together 'looks' inspired by the things I'm into, e.g. songs, books, TV shows and movies. This is not a project about cosplaying but, rather, is a way to use fannish interests to suggest things to do - or rather wear - for day to day.

Making Torchwood the trial balloon fandom, so looks inspired by Torchwood after the cut )
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