How could I not?

How could I not?

>> Was I promising substantially weighted content for 2013?  Oops, my bad.  Fuzzy headed from my three day trip to New York, I slithered back on to my desktop computer and slumped onto Facebook just to see if my page still existed.  Those of you who know me will know that I don't check Facebook that frequently, proven by stacks of unanswered messages/friend requests.  On my personal page, I spotted something far more exciting than a "You've been tagged!" notice in yet another unflattering pic of mememe.  Sailor Mercury was stripped of her super duper mini skirt and opera gloves and instead was donning Dries Van Noten SS 13, combining the feistiest of the Sailor Moon characters and one of the standout collections of the season, from a wearer's point of view.  Upon a few more clicks of the attached "album" (I say these words with quotation marks because of my stubborn unfamiliarity with Facebook), I found that a certain Jerome LaMaar from New York had gone and illustrated all five of the Sailor Moon girls in all the tippy toppy collections of the season – Prada, Givenchy, Balmain, Celine.  JOY oh JOY to find that the Sailor Moon anime series, a sheepishly embarrassing victim of my first ever webpage that I poorly constructed on Geocities back in 1997-8 (?) has finaly collided with fashion in an unexpected way.  What's more LaMaar has also upgraded Daria's forest green jacket and black bother booths appropriately to prints-please Marni, retaining an awkwardness that befits her.  Best friend Jane gets leathered up in Alexander Wang because that's what badass girls with money eventually hap on to, right?  Chloe, Balenciaga and Alaia all get a look in too.  I'm told LaMaar is a lifestyle expert and designer from New York and he likes VERY LARGE quotes according to this Tumblr page.  He could also be a circus acrobat from Patagonia for all I know/care though.  He's put a solid smile on my face.  I've now been giddily tempted into shopping for new collections whilst simultaneously consuming marathons of both Sailor Moon and Daria – a dangerous combination of procrastination factors.   

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  1. Elisa

    2013-01-07 at 9:56 AM

    This did put a smile on my face! Sailor Moon awakened my fashion senses when I was about 6, so this is heaven for me.
    Elisa – Wandering Minds
    http://ourwanderingminds.com

  2. Edita (pret-a-reporter)

    2013-01-07 at 10:28 AM

    Sailor Jupiter for Givenchy is my winner! I am quite keen on Betty Boop for Alaia too 😉
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

  3. The Earnest Addiction

    2013-01-07 at 10:52 AM

    Oh this is TOO cool! I especially love Darnia in Marni – so fitting.
    Theearnestaddiction.blogspot.com

  4. Fashion Reactor

    2013-01-07 at 11:05 AM

    Great illustrations!!! I love Sailor characters!
    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

  5. Rhoda Wong

    2013-01-07 at 11:09 AM
  6. Charlotte Goodayle

    2013-01-07 at 11:15 AM

    Love them! My favourite has to be Jane for Alexander Wang
    http://thegoodowl.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. Kit

    2013-01-07 at 11:17 AM

    Omg Sailor Moon! No Tuxedo Mask?

  8. Ana

    2013-01-07 at 11:37 AM

    Nothing more than happy squeals.
    What a Christmas treat! (Christmas is today around here.)

  9. fashionandstylepolice

    2013-01-07 at 11:58 AM

    This is really nice. Lovely illustartions.

  10. Suzi Maynard

    2013-01-07 at 12:15 PM

    These sketches are simply divine!
    Suzi x
    http://fortheloveofaudrey.com/

  11. Filipa Freitas

    2013-01-07 at 1:12 PM

    I never tought I would say this again, but I would love to be Sailor moon.
    …to have a Balmain design just to myself.

  12. Jess

    2013-01-07 at 2:15 PM

    Great sketches! May have to try a hand at this myself… Very cute, certainly brightened up my day!
    Check out affordable fashion and beauty picks at http://ordinarybeginnings.wordpress.com/

  13. Around la mode

    2013-01-07 at 2:46 PM

    I LOVE!!!
    this is brilliant!
    Love the Balmain one! she is favorite!
    You are such a good drawer!
    xxx
    Sophie from http://www.aroundlamode.com

  14. karl leuterio

    2013-01-07 at 3:01 PM

    someone should freaking wear ACKERMANN and hourani! omg we need the goth/black version of them haha

  15. laura

    2013-01-07 at 4:44 PM

    good drawing very creative
    text for free at
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  16. Rebecca

    2013-01-07 at 5:18 PM

    oh my gosh those sailor moon pictures made my day! favorite childhood show right there (and I still enjoy it!)
    tr[i]b[e]cca

  17. Zuuwa

    2013-01-07 at 6:44 PM

    Cool pics!

  18. LIKE-ENCHANTED

    2013-01-07 at 9:34 PM

    That’s so cool.
    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3
    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  19. Marcia

    2013-01-07 at 11:31 PM

    Hmm, completely feeling the Sailor Jupiter and Princess Bubblegum ones.
    http://style-abuse.blogspot.com

  20. Christian

    2013-01-07 at 11:35 PM

    omg it has been such a long time ago since I heard about sailor moon!
    Loved her as a chield!
    xo
    christian
    My Dutch Fashion Style
    http://www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

  21. Rach

    2013-01-08 at 3:23 AM

    love these. how creative!
    http://www.designerdreaming.blogspot.com

  22. beckerman girls

    2013-01-08 at 4:20 AM

    OMGggg—-acutally freakin’out!!! I was screamin as I was scrolling down! They are REALLY THAT THAT Brilliant!!!LIKE every detail, every piece is so ICONIC! And Jem for Balenciaga and Daria for Marni=uber perfection!!!! Thanks for this Susie!!!! The best! Happy Happy NEW YEAR!!!! from us sistas to you! Big hug xooxBeckerman girls

  23. Midnightinbusan.wordpress.com

    2013-01-08 at 5:57 AM

    This is SO adorale!! Sailor Mars was my fav, but every one of these girls look so chic!!! Your blog is always so creative, it keeps me coming back!

  24. Domenic Bartlett-Roylance

    2013-01-08 at 8:58 AM

    ew Daria looks like shit in Marni..

  25. paula

    2013-01-08 at 9:27 AM

    amazing !!!!!
    10cardiganstreet.blogspot.com

  26. susan

    2013-01-08 at 2:13 PM

    such a genius post lol esp. loved sailor jupiter in givenchy. thanks for sharing.
    http://www.novelave.com

  27. WY

    2013-01-08 at 3:36 PM

    These are brilliant! Sailor Moon was my idol when I was a little kid, love them! x
    Raves ‘nd Ramblings

  28. Ranaakash87

    2013-01-08 at 4:50 PM

    Totally agree with your suggestion.. Very nice post and good information here.. Thanks for posting that http://styleindeed.com/

  29. brodie tea

    2013-01-08 at 5:26 PM

    This is brilliant, I think Sailor Venus with Celine is a perfect match!

  30. Mia

    2013-01-08 at 5:44 PM

    You have totally put a smile on my face. Thank you for fueling my fandom. x
    http://www.itsonlymialove.com

  31. Jamie

    2013-01-08 at 10:31 PM

    Can I tell you how much I love this? I love this!
    http://www.inspirationlush.com

  32. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:12 PM

    thanks Suzi!! I hope you will stay tuned for my next series and my debut collection..
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    @monkofstyle

  33. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:14 PM

    That is the reaction I was hoping for!! Nostalgic bliss…lol
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    @monkofstyle

  34. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:17 PM

    That was Genius !!
    thanks for loving it !
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    @monkofstyle

  35. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:18 PM

    Edita,
    Thanks for the love…I hope you will stick around for more and my debut collection in NYC this YEar!!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    instagram: @monkofstyle

  36. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:20 PM

    Daria is totally a My favorite of them all. !!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  37. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:21 PM

    Rhoda Thanks love!!!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  38. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:21 PM

    I will be doing a series of mens after the Menswear shows…stay tuned.
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  39. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:22 PM

    Happy New Year!!
    Thanks for share the love!!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  40. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:23 PM

    thanks so much!!!
    I love your eye!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  41. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:24 PM

    Thanks Sophie!!
    I love fashion illustration, there will be more soon!!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  42. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:24 PM

    Thanks Rebecca !!
    you really rock!!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  43. jerome.lamaar@gmail.com

    2013-01-09 at 9:25 PM

    thanks Marcia YOU are Fab!! I love your BLOG!!
    xo
    Jerome LaMaar
    Instagram Me :@monkofstyle

  44. Tanya

    2013-01-10 at 7:20 AM

    These are cool! I think most of the pairings are spot-on with the characters, except that I would choose Versace for Sailor Mars as she is such a vamp.

  45. NotSoMuchOfAnOtaku

    2013-01-17 at 10:12 AM

    I only know of the whole Salot Moon cast, Daria, and Betty Boop.
    This calls for the whole Parlor Moon characters.
    Anime and fashion is common occurance nowadays though, there’s even silent rivalry/ competition going on 😉
    Being a fan of Sailor Moon though I see some questionable choices for some characters, but that’s just me being lucky.
    I am eager to see more, and good work!

  46. jenspec

    2013-01-19 at 7:40 PM

    these are fabulous!

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