Anyone’s who’s ever had a movie conversation with me knows that I love Cutthroat Island. So much so that I follow Matthew Modine (William Shaw) on Twitter, only because Geena Davis isn’t on there.
In the opening scene of the movie, Morgan Adams (Geena Davis) having just finished boning some gross looking soldier, gets dressed to go off and be awesome. She puts on a vest with no shirt, and it looks amazing on her. Then she makes a dick joke and goes off into the sunrise/credit sequence. I swore that when I was an adult, I was going to wear a vest as a shirt, because at 13, my mom wouldn’t let me.
But, like becoming a Broadway actress, I never quite lived up to that dream…until now.
The vest is from Bebe, a gift from my office for my 30th birthday. The jeans are American Eagle and it’s the first time I’ve ever rolled jeans, because I have this weird thing about my ankles. The tank top is scoop-neck to mimic Geena Davis’, umm, treasure chest, and this outfit also allowed me to finally mastered the low-slung belt look. The secret to dressing like a pirate is to not look like a pirate, because that would just be silly.
For makeup, I went with something I once read about Geena Davis, that her makeup artist uses a lot of browns and pinks on her, so I went with brown eyeliner and pink glitter eyeshadow in a very subtle blush.
You can’t see it in this picture, but I’m also sporting a skull cuff that I made from a tee-shirt, and bitchin’ skull earring’s Ian’s mother brought me back from Mexico.
This outfit was a good chance to try out styles I’ve been wanting to attempt for awhile. I’m really surprised at just how many permutations can come out of my closet; I almost forgot I had that belt (it came with a pair of shorts) even though I only have five belts. One of the biggest things I’m learning throughout this whole year, fashion wise, is that being a clothes horse is not necessarily an asset. There’s something about having to put together an outfit with only a few basic pieces–it requires your imagination, a new way of looking at the clothes in your closet and forces you to experiment with new looks rather than just running out and buying a new one.
I will be memorializing the 125th anniversary of the “cannon” incident on State Highway 23 midway between Morris and South New Berlin at twelve noon TODAY, August 28, 2013. Three long strikes of a single triangle to signify the three lives lost there in 1888, followed by a moment of silence and the placing of three small American flags. You and Ian are more than welcome to attend if this piques your interest in any way, shape or form. Cheers!