So, all of you readers of Lulu's blog might be wondering what ever happened to her visit to New York, and her stint guest hosting with us at Le Royale for a night. I had been waiting for pictures of us together in our matching outfits to surface, but none of them ever did, except for couple of lone ones of myself looking like the arse-up loser of a Gothic Miss Chinatown pageant. Even though I'm not adverse to posting some unflattering photographs of myself , I will spare myself the humiliation of posting them. Anyway, I totally forgot about the entire thing until I saw that Lulu had posted a picture of herself wearing the 66Sick top that we had made for the night, and I thought it would be a good time to revisit the look.
Before Lulu got here, I asked her for some inspiration for the outfit, and she suggested "Gothic Ninja," and sent over a couple of pictures of BOYS dressed in some hot street style Ninja wear. I have to say, Christina and I were both a bit confounded by the challenge. Gothic is a common trope in many of our 66Sick outfits, as well as in what we wear in general, but Ninja? Even though we're obviously all Asian, we almost never draw on our cultural background as a source of sartorial inspiration (unless CDG counts). And while the boys looked hot in their outfits, how do their looks translate into something that will look good on a gaggle of super-short girls?
We opted to go for a Rick Owens style look, and Christina bought a bunch of crinkly jersey, which she cut into giant rectangles, with two armholes. The result was a large draping vest of sorts, which we belted and threw over leggings. I stitched together some chiffon ruffs (which have since been destroyed, and hence, not pictured), which we wore around our heads as headscarves, Camilla Staerk style. We finished off with dark red lips, and the end result was somewhat Vampire-Ninja. I certainly feel like we wouldn't look out of place falling from the sky to pounce on unsuspecting victims, like the girl in the Swedish child vampire love story, Let The Right One In.
How we wore the original outfit: 66Sick top paired with American Apparel black leggings, an H&M belt, and Tara Subkoff for Easyspirit lace-up boots.
"I just ate somebody" style makeup and frightening face finished off the look for the night.
The trailer for Swedish vampire film "Let the Right One In"