Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Who knew that a film that left my brain slightly damaged and broken down would still be permeating the blog a year on?  Gaspard Noe's Enter the Void was a challenge to chug through in the cinema and left me feeling queasy, made worse by the fact that we saw a guy get run over by a car immediately after we came out of the cinema (we called an ambulance – we *think* all was ok…).  Still, there's no getting away from the vivid imagery, that the film conjures up in its seriously warped, UV-lit and neon-ridden vision of Tokyo at night.  I may have gotten a little over familiar with Paz de la Huerta's boobies during the course of the film but it's the drug-influenced impressionistic view of Tokyo that takes you on a serious ride.





Over the Christmas period, Michael Angel, whose printed pieces have in the past all given me abstract patterns galore to play around with, was kind enough to send over a birthday/Christmas package of pieces that could well have been screen capped from Enter the Void.  Not that the film was actually part of Angel's consciousness.  These pieces are from the past few seasons and are in fact derived from various themes that Angel explores each season.  However the effect of Angel's distortion of photographs all end up conjuring plays on light that for me, could have seamlessly blended in with the bleary-eyed visions of the film's protagonist. 



Michael Angel cut-out shirt, Secret Squirrel print dress, ASOS White tweed brogues (new season)



Michael Angel sleeveless white shirt dress w/ wrapover skirt, Topshop lurex frontless jumper, Tabio socks, Dr. Martens Bespoke gold shoes




IMG_0789 Michael Angel fleece-lined poncho w/ drawstrings, Acne jumper, Dries Van Noten skirt, John Rochas boots

Michael Angel has spent the last few seasons working out ways to house his prints in different ways.  From S/S 11's clean shirt-collars and latex t-shirts to A/W 11-12's nomadic layers and loose cocoons to S/S 12's texture exploration – Angel's prints are the constant but he's not afraid of changing up the silhouettes and mood to suit his needs.  For S/S 12, Angel looks to old photographs of his Egyptian mother in Cairo and quite literally features her on a sleeveless trench coat, albeit slightly distorted.  Prints aside, Angel also employs interesting papyrus-esque cottons and pleated fabrics to reference the rough hewn textures of ancient civilisations.  Still, I spy a print that again, if I look a little too long at it could take me back to that strange void…












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  1. Kate

    2012-01-08 at 5:09 PM

    Totally obsessing over the colors and the color combos. Too cool.

  2. mrdavidPOP

    2012-01-08 at 6:26 PM

    I love it. I cant quite put my finger on it. It’s like there is no rules to your style.

  3. Pamela

    2012-01-08 at 6:28 PM

    Absoloutely incredible…. your outfits are like the trippy, visual experience that the movie has to offer. Love the bold, colorful graphic prints.

  4. Milou

    2012-01-08 at 9:17 PM

    You’re amazing!!!

  5. Monica

    2012-01-08 at 10:45 PM

    I love your blog, it’s soooo inspiring!!! Your sense of style know no name! It’s so ecclectic and quirky, and sooo different!!!

  6. Alexandra

    2012-01-08 at 11:24 PM

    The techniques are crazy, it’s so good.

  7. Kelly

    2012-01-09 at 12:05 AM

    Love the prints, just what I feel like wearing in our Southern Hemisphere summer!

  8. The Foolish Aesthete

    2012-01-09 at 12:45 AM

    Fantastic crazy patterns! The boots are just right for it too.

  9. Chesney

    2012-01-09 at 4:33 AM

    I am not sure which piece is better, or which look I love most. They all just made my heart smile. Just lovely…

  10. mynameisGiacobba

    2012-01-09 at 7:24 AM

    those boots (in the third outfit) are to die for!!

  11. DressedWell

    2012-01-09 at 10:14 AM

    More great photos!!

  12. diane

    2012-01-09 at 11:07 AM

    I know what you mean about that movie, my son tried to get me to watch it. I couldn’t get past the scene with the car accident in the tunnel, that was enough for me; although I did find it visually stunning. The correlation between the film and these clothes is a good one. They also remind me a bit of the laser prints that were going around a couple of years ago.
    Your page is one of the only worth-while ones on the web, keep up the fabulous work Susie!! (hope you had a nice holiday)

  13. Arstcrylique

    2012-01-09 at 11:19 AM

    Your second look is very unusual and inspiring. I love the match of semi-open cardigan with the printed dress.
    Cool choice.
    Sara Ottavia C.

  14. Serdane

    2012-01-09 at 1:40 PM

    OMG your outfits for today are just perfect !!

  15. Victoria

    2012-01-11 at 1:57 AM

    love the shape of these outfits! I love the atypical proportion. And the Dr. Martens are killer!

  16. Alexandra Ayres

    2012-01-11 at 4:24 PM

    Fantastic outfits as usual! What cinema did you watch the film? The posters are fantastic as well! Feels like I’ve been psychedelicized.

  17. Linda

    2012-01-12 at 3:11 AM

    as usual, love all your ensembles

  18. Watson

    2012-01-12 at 1:28 PM

    Susie I’d have to say that I’m in love with your first and second outfit. Can we be BESTIES???! hehehehe

  19. Jessica

    2012-01-12 at 4:41 PM

    Loving the colors and prints

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