TIME OF THE SEASON
You may have heard of a little 1968 song by The Zombies called "Time of the Season," and fun fact, it's one of my favorites of all time (along with anything by The Mamas + The Papas or Tears for Fears). You may even remember that a rendition of this creepy love ballad was actually played in the opening credits of that cheesy 2008 middle school horror-movie Prom Night, and that's where I actually first had heard it (#tbt to watching it in my middle school's gymnasium with the nearby all boys school, LOL. Also, I actually loved that movie). There's something just so creepy and breathy about everything The Zombies produced, yet this one is just so nicely poetic, oddly romantic and so damn catchy. It's kind of just got this aura you can live by, you know, in a kind of morbid-romantic way, but I'll never get enough of music that has the ability to do that, it's just genius. Plus, these fashions they came up with for their music video for it.... straight outta Vogue.... SIKE! On a sidenote, while I appreciate the weirdness of the song, but I'm afraid I can't say the same for the video. Just plain weird.
Moving on! This look was totally inspired by the retro vibe, and also represents another kind of time of the season -- transitioning from winter to spring, of course! As you may have heard, New York got a beautiful 50-60 degree past few days, and while my sinuses did not necessarily love this and I've been fighting a cold, I'll sacrifice feeling a bit under the weather for a good fashion shoot. So, I knew I had to break out this amazing off the shoulder bell sleeve top I picked up at Nordstrom's a few weeks ago. To celebrate the warmth, I paired it with this classic BDG Denim skirt from Urban and my favorite double buckle ASOS belt. To finish the look off, I added some Jeffrey Campbell wedges and a sweet Betsey Johnson necklace I tied into a choker.
“From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive: they sparkle still the right Promethean fire; they are the books, the arts, the academes, that show, contain, and nourish all the world.”
[Love's Labour's Lost 4.3]
Right on, Shakes!
Cheers, xoxxo - A. Martine