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January 17th, 2011


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02:37 pm - A Resolution
When I begin a new year, I don't do Resolutions as such. Too easy to break, too confining: they don't work for me.

However. This is a Resolution.

Hereby be it resolved (because I am increasingly put off by Style Pronouncements, by calls to wear what the herd wears or throw out perfectly good clothing because it has passed some arbitrary wear-by date, by judgements that someone else's clothes are too boring or safe or extreme or whatever) that I will celebrate choices that I would not/could not make but that are perfectly in character for the wearer.

Hereby be it resolved that I will call this the 'rock the hell on' celebration.

And, although I didn't watch the Golden Globes, I saw one particular look and said "YES" out loud.

Rock the hell on, Helena Bonham Carter.**

[EDITED TO ADD:**Some day I'm going to create a heroine who would totally wear this dress.]

Cheers, y'all, and may you rock the hell on with your bad selves today!

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From:stevie_carroll
Date:January 17th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
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That's a stunning look. I wonder if I could get away with mismatched DMs...
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
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She's making a lot of "Worst Dressed" lists, but I think that she looks fierce, and wholly individual.

Try the mismatched DMs in a venue you feel comfortable in! :-)
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From:ljrags
Date:January 17th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
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I saw that last night. I thought the dress was a bit of a hot mess, but actually really loved the shoe choice {G} Helena always rocks to her own drummer anyway.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
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I called the dress as a Vivienne Westwood before I saw the attribution: it's well-cut Punk Princess, just as the Dame herself models for us. I love it on HBC.

(I am not a big enough personality to wear it myself.)

Rock on, whatever you're wearing today! :-)
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From:anne_d
Date:January 17th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Helena Bonham Carter is a Force of Nature and a Law Unto Herself, and good on her, and I love your "rock the hell on".
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From:anne_d
Date:January 17th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Went back and had another look at her shoes - they aren't mismatched, they're coordinated to her dress, like Younger Daughter and her socks. :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Hee! Yes, socks are probably less noticeable.

I could do it with different colored Converses... but I don't have the personality to carry it off. ;-)
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From:anne_d
Date:January 17th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
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She wears patterned kneesocks with capri pants, so they are quite noticeable. Or patterned regular socks with jeans; in either case, it's a fashion statement.

I bet you have the personality to carry off anything you choose. :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely!

Cheers and a day of rocking out to you. :-)
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From:freixenet
Date:January 17th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Ah, me. She's hitting a lot of people badly with this, but I personally find it fitting. I don't actually like it much, but I'll defend to the death her right to...rock the hell on.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I think it looks great. On her. ;-)

Cheers and a good evening, with rocking of all kinds!
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From:paratti
Date:January 17th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Rocks along with the Rock On Frock and Shoes:)

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for the fierce!

[hugs hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:January 17th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Interesting. I don't know enough to make a comment on if that's in character or not :)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 17th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
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She's known for wearing goth-punk deconstructions of fashion, or steampunk outfits, or... whatever the hell she wants, basically. ;-)

Cheers and a good day!
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From:heron_pose
Date:January 17th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I don't mind the shoes at all ... I could do w/o the -- what's that netting, taffeta? I *want* to love the asymmetry, but it just looks like it went on crooked, to me.

But that's me, not her.

I'm w/you -- rock the hell on, HBC!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 18th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
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And rock on with YOUR bad self, H_P!

Cheers and good stuff to you at the start of this week. :-)
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From:mamculuna
Date:January 18th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
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Rock it indeed, HBC! and so right.

But so far, I haven't seen her go wrong. Although Emma is my goddess, Helena is also my goddess.
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From:mamculuna
Date:January 18th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
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And okay, now I need to call my Bad Self and have a chat.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 21st, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
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This is v. belated, but I just saw this comment.

Rock the hell on with YOUR self, too! (I mean that in a yogic sense, of course. ;-)) Happy Friday!
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From:justhuman
Date:January 18th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
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Love the shoes!

Rock on!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 18th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
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They ARE awesome shoes. :-)

Rock on, JH! Rock the hell on!
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From:stateless82
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
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I thought she looked fantastic. It would have been so easy for her to have gone the pretty-pretty path, I love that she hasn't.

Also, I love her shoes, red, green or mismatched, I want them.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 18th, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
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That's such a smart observation -- yes, her kind of beauty could be played very pretty-pretty, but she's just not having it. [nods] [applauds you]

[hugs]
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From:lounge_lily
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
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You know what I love about HBC? The fact that she doesn't give a shit what anybody else thinks. She's dressing to please herself and why the hell not? I saw the red carpet chat she had with Alexa Chung and she was so cool; she said that she thought about what her daughter would wear (bad fairy if memory serves) and went with it. Rock the hell on indeed! [squeeze]
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From:laurawise
Date:January 18th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
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Oh, what a great statement from HBC, and what coolness from you to offer it here. :-) Thank you, L! Rock the hell on! [hugs]
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From:gwynnega
Date:January 18th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
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Rock the hell on! :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 18th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
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One of YOUR 70s characters could totally wear this, I think. :-)

Rock on, Gwynne! [hugs]
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From:headrush100
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Hell, yes! The only style that matters is the one that is organic to the character of the wearer (um, don't look at what I'm wearing right now. *g*). Helena's always known this, I suspect.

To thine own bad self be true!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 18th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah, A! Rock on with YOUR bad self! :-)

Cheers and a good day indeed to you.
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From:viciouswishes
Date:January 21st, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
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Hahaha. Yes, she does indeed rock.

*hugs*
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From:laurawise
Date:January 21st, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah! :-)

And hurrah for you too. Hugs and a day to rock on with your bad self!

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