“Let the WILD RUMPUS BEGIN!”
I saw Where The Wild Things Are this weekend and was pleasantly captivated by the film. The haunting lyrics from Karen O and the Kids caught my attention and drew me right into the imaginative world of Max (the main character).
The movie adaptation of the book Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak has created quite a stir within the hipster crowds. The fact that the Queen of Hipsterdom and Indie Rock herself, Karen O, did the soundtrack, topped it off.
Karen O did a marvelous job keeping the sound raw, which heightens the drama of the film. In an interview with NY Magazine, Karen O says this of the raw feeling in the music:
“We wanted it to be immediately familiar—like you’ve known the songs your entire life. I will sacrifice any formality for just the right spirit and feeling. We used a lot of the first mixes because as soon as you start messing around and trying to make things perfect, the feeling goes missing and it’s hard to get back.”
I have attached a YouTube example of the music. But I would highly recommend not basing your opinion of the movie on this clip and just going and seeing the wild rumpus take place yourself!
“Inside all of us is a Wild Thing” -Maurice Sendak
Some of the best fashion you’ll see is right out your front door, modeled on real, everyday people going about their daily lives. One popular website allows regular folk to showcase their creativity and demonstrate the power and innovation of street fashion.
The site to which I am referring is Wardrobe Remix, a street fashion community on Flickr. Here, group members are free to post pictures of their remixed outfits. Pictures must be head to toe shots and must list where each item was purchased. Skirts salvaged from thrift stores, tights from Target, jewelry from boyfriends, and hats found at yard sales are just some of the uniquely obscure items you’ll find incorporated into fantastic outfits.
This is a great site to go to if you need a little inspiration for your wardrobe as you will come across some of the most creative people! One such exemplary remixer is Alisha (right), who goes by Roseate Spoonbill on Flickr. Her page documents plenty of adorable retro finds. High-waisted skirts, cute vintage hats, pretty blouses, and unique belts are put together for a sweet vintage look with modern day spunk. Check her out for inspiration to pay a visit to your local thrift store!
If the thousands of pics on Wardrobe Remix don’t satify your craving for street style, check out the book: What I Wore Today: Fashion Remixed Online from Beijing to Berlin (left), which is a published collection of outfits from fashionistas across the globe. Search for it at your local bookstore or at Amazon.com.
With a little reexamination of your wardrobe and some creativity, you too can strut your stuff on Wardrobe Remix. Give it a try!