Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Dark Approach: Rooney Mara / Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

What is it about the darkness that makes you want to dress like it?

Humans are clearly very easily influenced by the weather. Not only does it seem to affect our mood, but our style choices too. With the exception of those freakishly cheery people around Christmas-time, nobody seems to embrace colour during the colder seasons (at least nowhere in the Northern Hemisphere). But is that necessarily a bad thing?

Black, without a doubt, is my favourite choice of "colour" for clothes, even during the summer. But when winter begins to approach, I'm always quite surprised at the amount of people who go from looking like Celia Foote to Lisbeth Salander (a.k.a. Rooney Mara or Noomi Rapace).

Not that I'm complaining. Besides the hair, Lisbeth's look is quite an inspiration; it's goth meets cyber punk, sort of.

The essentials required for Lisbeth's dark approach are:
  • Dark hoodies.
  • Facial piercings.
  • Leather jacket.
  • Studs wherever possible.
  • Dark jeans.
  • Ripped t-shirts.

Hmm. I may have been channelling Lisbeth for a lot longer than I thought, because this is pretty much the entire contents of my wardrobe (except for the amazing dresses, but those are not really very Lisbeth-ian).

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