Friday, June 23, 2006

Carnivale of Couture

I've been thinking and thinking about Carnivale topics. In fact, I did not wish to ask the incomparable Manolo to participate before I had a few good ideas, so that I would not be caught blank on my big week. Then the problem was that I had so many things I wanted to discuss with everyone that I couldn't settle on just one.

But at last I've decided to just dive in with a bang and go for the most obscure, macabre, out-there topic of all the topics I wanted to discuss. Because that, dearies, is how we do it when we are indecisive over here at Style Bard.

Carnivale participants: In what clothes and accessories would you like to be buried?

I know. I know. I'm so horribly gruesome. But here's the story. A few weeks ago, when I went to City Place and found those adorable sunglasses, I jokingly said to my companion M., "If I die today, bury me in these sunglasses." I guess I basically mean that, in theory, I would want to be buried in all of my favorite pieces put together in one extraordinary, to-be-frozen-in-time-and-memory ensemble. So I could look the best, ever and if I were, you know, alive, I'd feel incredible too. Okay, give me a break, it's an expression, 'to be buried in' -- I know. Mwuahahaha.

Other than the sunglasses, I'd wear my beloved Irregular Choice shoes from London, my thigh-high white tights, and if/when I ever find it, if it were before this hypothetical day, my perfect white dress (if not, a backup would be that beautiful lingerie renaissance dress from Victoria's Secret). I would also wear my Rose Theatre ring, my parents' wedding rings (now divorced) on their silver chain as a necklace, annnd mmm, those earrings my mom gave me that are now lost (well, they're in the house somewhere). Everything has meaning, and in my head it all goes together pretty well.

I'm not even sure I want to be buried. It's not really about that. If it helps, think of the prompt as something more along the lines of, if you were Snow White and bit that poison apple and had to be frozen in a glass casket until the man of your dreams came to find you preserved in exactly that way (except all of your friends and family are there, too), what would you like to be wearing? Like... a day all about you, where everyone you know will see you and you are the center of attention- like your wedding day, except without all of those horrible fashion constrictions of tradition.

What purse, shoes, articles of clothing, makeup, will you be memorialized in? And it doesn't have to be something you already own- it can be anything. At all. Imagined, sentimental, seen on the runway, in a movie, or envied on that skinny girl at the cafe... what would you wear to be frozen in time?

I guess, for me, I -could- actually wear it any time I want to. Though it might be a little... Haute... for just any day (the way I am picturing it) and it wouldn't have the same emphasis on the street as, well, 'captured for all eternity'.

What about you? Please feel free to email me with your answer or a link to your blog, or if you don't have a blog, leave your answer as a comment.

9 comments:

!mp said...

well assembled.

Designer Ella said...

I LOVE this topic! You're crazy, and I gasped when I read the question, but of course I've pondered it before. I know the shoes ... now comes more thinking ...

annie said...

http://style-bard.blogspot.com/2006/06/carnivale-of-couture.html

tracy said...

Not that anyone cares, but my husband was briefed of my funeral plans when we were dating/not yet married. I am to be buried or cremated (I don't care) wearing my leopard print Manolo's and nothing else. The casket is to be filled with my favorite shoes, strategically covering my rude bits. On the list are my Charles Jordan suede peep toe pumps my hubby bought me on our honeymoon in Paris, my other three pairs of manolos and my jimmy choo boots, my dior sandals and my christian louboutin sling backs. also my stuart weitzman white silk slingbacks that i wore with my wedding dress. mmmmm, and probably something else i'm forgetting. i hope to add to the collection significantly before i die.

The Style Bard said...

What, Annie? Hee, I'm sensing a mistaken copy-paste, there.

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