Stephen King's Jack Torrance has always been one of my favorite (crazy) characters, so I only saw it fit to honor his lumberjack psychosis in one of my first holiday posts of the season. First off, if you haven't seen Kubrick's The Shining, I highly recommend that you do this winter season (it is a really gruesome holiday film, after all), but it's basically about a family overlooking The Overlook Hotel (I see what you did there, King) during it's off season. Seeing as it's in the middle of no where and Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall get snowed in with their characters' kid, they basically all just go nuts from the curse of isolation that looms in the hotel's halls. It's really quite great, and by that I mean, it's totally horrifying. But I decided to play with some of the film's most striking details, namely, vintage color and super contrastive, non matching pieces, to represent Jack's scattered psyche. Plus I threw in a flannel. Can't get more crazy lumberjack Jack Torrance than that.
I started with a really feminine, dainty piece that I love wearing this time of the year: this light creamy-beige embroidered bell-sleeve dress from Free People. (Whew, at that description). But I definitely have an affinity for it's smooth curves and lines, (you may or may not recognize this piece from prior KQ posts), so I thought that edging it up with some outerwear would be the perfect to contrast. I first grabbed this red and black gingham flannel I got from The Vintage Twin, and wrapped it around my waist, and then paired it with this awesome moto jacket from Topshop I purchased this past Black Friday. To add some more texture and detail, I completed the look with this star-studded Design Lab choker I picked up and my new (perhaps favorite) Julissa booties from Public Desire (USE THE CODE 'HELLYEAH' TO RECEIVE 30% OFF ON THE WHOLE SITE THROUGH DEC 6TH, 12 AM)
Massive shout-out to the random car dealer that let us shoot this look with his 1960 T-Bird. Jack definitely would've dug the T-Bird over his snowmobile.
Photos by Lindsey Marie Photography
"He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath."
[King Lear 3.6]
Cheers, xxx - A.Martine
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