Silent but deadly

Updated on May 01, 2009
white pearl thrifted necklace - black thrifted boots - black yard sale dress
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queenelizabeth 's Thoughts:

Wanna know my thought process when I’m coming up with an outfit? Sure you do. Last night, it went something like this:

“Hmm. What should I wear? I can’t wear my new shoes (which I mentioned earlier and will post soon, I promise) because it’s supposed to rain and they’re made of leather. Tomorrow is the Day of Silence…hmm…silent but deadly…spies and assassins, ooh, international espionage and intrigue! Time to procrastinate studying for bio (BAD idea btw) and research 60’s spy movies on Wikipedia!”

So since I was seriously lacking in resources (I wanted to wear my leather jacket, but I lent it to a friend) this sort of became a hot mess of Mata Hari wannabe (note the turban), 60’s spies (the vaguely Audrey-ish LBD, not that she was a spy or anything), and a whole bunch of other things. Some thoughts:

-In just about every spy movie ever made, there’s a scene where the main characters have to attend a cocktail party in fancy clothing in order to kidnap the president/protect the Crown Jewels/obtain vital information from the Soviets/etc. So a little black dress and pearls are clearly typical secret-agent fare. However, if you’re going to be running around saving the world from nefarious Communist plots or whatnot, a pair of sensible black boots is also a good idea.

-Note the ring – not only is it pretty, but also capable of containing a decoder mechanism, secret poison compartment, and tranquilizer injectors if you need to sedate the ambassador in a pinch. Yes, I’m taking this way too far.

-You should go to the Wikipedia entry about Mata Hari and read the paragraph about her execution by firing squad (don’t worry, it’s not gory or anything.) Seriously, this woman was dramatic and fabulous until the very end.

-Speaking of firing squads, chictopian xs_ has some stellar secret-agent-esque photo shoots. Meanwhile, I’m posing against my wall and calling it creative.

-I wanted to wear an outfit based on this clever parody of 60’s (I think) spy movies, from the sketch comedy series A Bit of Fry and Laurie. Too bad my leather jacket was unavailable, and the costumes aren’t even that interesting, but still, the video is definitely worth a watch.

-I took off my sticker for the photos, but here’s a picture (last one.) Not talking for a whole day is pretty damn hard.

-Next up: fashion inspired by Austin Powers?
Probably not.

Comments (22)

RjPaine
RjPaine on January 08
So awesome :)
modgeisha
modgeisha on November 14
Love this simple but edgy look
MAV
MAV on May 19
edgy!
DofD
DofD on May 02
I love that 1st pic!!
camilarouge
camilarouge on May 02
Wow, great pictures!
vro
vro on May 02
Really cool post B) The ring is really nice and I like your dress!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on May 02
Genius!!!
chamcham
chamcham on May 02
love the whole look.
Lee_Luna
Lee_Luna on May 02
hehehe brilliant.
pepang
pepang on May 02
nice pose!:)
Bex99
Bex99 on May 02
love this outfit!
poorandweird
poorandweird on May 02
nice poses, rad outfit :)
cloudo3
cloudo3 on May 02
lovely, chic! and love the accessories
krly
krly on May 02
i love it hahah, you look like a model here your face, i dont remember her name but ill remember and then ill let you know i love this whole look and those glasses i want very chic!
calivintage
calivintage on May 01
ooh ooh i am assuming you've seen "charade," but if not, you should!!!!! very cool.
tikawawaw
tikawawaw on May 01
i love your poses, like you're acting on a secret mission or something. great post! ;)
supernab
supernab on May 01
love the post! and the first photo is awesome :)
lanibelle19
lanibelle19 on May 01
haha aw i love this post...such a cute outfit too! very chic.
ThursdaysChild
ThursdaysChild on May 01
i LOVE your post. your outfit. your photos. you poses. YOU. soooo awesome.
mwa_mwa
mwa_mwa on May 01
ha ha ha wonderful !
lalalaura123
lalalaura123 on May 01
i love this and everything you wrote on this side. You're amazing!
nobutterfly
nobutterfly on May 01
This is why you were one of my first inspirations. Looks fantastic.
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