Monday, December 20, 2010

Black Swan

"I had the craziest dream last night about a girl who was turned into a swan, but her prince falls for the wrong girl. And.. she kills herself."

So, I haven't seen the movie of the year yet, but I have it on my to do list for the week. Natalie and Mila have been getting Oscar buzz for months now, and apparently Wynona gives a crazy lady performance, too. I have been itching to see the film since I saw the first stills of the tutus. Since September when the cast hit the Venice Film Festival premier, everyone has been asking what the heck happens. So far I've taken in: Prima ballerina Nina wants the lead while her suffocating mother pushes her to insanity. Wynona's character also adds to the torment when she is stripped of the title because it is given to Nina. Cue Lily (Mila Kunis) who also brings in some crazy while being perfect in the instructor's eyes and who has the hots for Nina? Some has said its Freud's "the return of the repressed", and others say its the notion of empathizing with a character until you actually become it. I mean she does pull a feather out of her back in the trailer, right? Well, I am most concerned with seeing the costumes that Rodarte sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy created. The CFDA Designer of the Year winners have concocted such intricate pieces that consist of angora wool, feathers, and hours and hours of work. Maybe they will get the Oscar, too. Above are inspired picks that can be "Black Swan" for an everyday look, Natalie Portman as the Black Swan, and design sketches of the actual costumes used.


Black Feathered Headband
$6.80 -

Maje Feather Skirt
$305 - maje.placedestendance

Adam Ostrich feather bead embellished mini skirt
$495 -

Mont Black Mac Eyeshadow
$14 -

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte created these sketches for the Swan's costumes in the film "Black Swan." (The Associated Press, Rodarte )

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