Dec

14

2009

Fashion And The Shining

Winter’s here and it’s time to snuggle by the fire and watch a classic holiday film. And we all know what that classic is: that’s right, The Shining.


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Buh? Why so surprised, Jack?

The Shining has it all: a beautiful winter wonderlandscape, family, and the true meaning of Christmas (note: conclusions upon viewing may vary).

But my favorite part of The Shining is Shelley Duvall and her wardrobe. There’s something so underrated about Shelley Duvall. I think she looks like Jane Birkin. Actually her voice is pretty similar to Birkin’s too. I think we should put her on T-shirts. But that’s not important right now. In The Shining, Shelley keeps it simple but classic. Even though the clothes have a distinct late 70s feel to them they could easily be worn today. I’m going to show you how.

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Danny’s not here, Mrs. Torrence, but hello accessories! A pop of color can really make or break an outfit. In this case the color red goes a long way for this tunic. Redrum indeed!

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What’s your husband done now? He’s signed on as caretaker of a creepy hotel in the middle of nowhere during a long, cold, snowy winter? That guy!

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Keep it chic with a blazer. A broach adds a personal touch.

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Hey, I didn’t know Fred Willard was in this movie! What? I’m just kidding, folks! But whoever that guy is, I bet he knows how to cut a rug!

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Before there was the internet, there was this crappy thing! Shelley finds company in the transistor radio wearing a fun jacket. She sure looks comfy! Over and out.

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Hedgemazers sure get cold so be sure to bundle up in
a warm coat. Hey, wait up, Danny! That kid’s going places. And hopefully he gets there before his ax-wielding dad!

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You may just be cooking at home (or in an abandoned hotel) for your family, but why not dress up a little?

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This blouse really makes Shelley’s eyes pop! Or maybe that’s just the fear.

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Don’t forget the lip balm to keep your pout nice and…SHINY.

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Uh oh. Husband going a little sir crazy? Good thing you’re wearing your watch. Now you’ll know the exact time when he tries to kill you! But at least you look comfortable. Heeeeeeerrrree’s cotton!

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Here’s a tip: it’s easier to flee from your murderer in nice thick winter socks. Toasty!

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Aw Shelley why so sad? Maybe if you had this luxurious sweater coat instead of a bathrobe you’d be a lot happier.

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shining3 by apocalypstick on Polyvore.com


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Sorry, Jack, there’s nothing for you here. Try The Gap!!

All clothes from www.modcloth.com

Instant Karma! — John Lennon

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Ruben February 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm

word

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm

wordy mcword

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Vee March 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

This was kind of delightful. "This blouse really makes Shelley's eyes pop! Or maybe that's just the fear" HA.
-Vee

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Thanks!

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mangoweb March 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I know I am seeing this nearly 4 months later, …but…Lady, you are a hoot. "That guy." HA!

mlle. ghoul
http://ghoulnextdoor.tumblr.com/

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Better late than never! Thanks! pass it around

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DaveyyJones April 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Oh my God, someone else uses rosebud salve O:
I liked this a ton. Might need to go shoppin' later.

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm

rosebud salve is a…wait for it…SALVATION!

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Meaghan April 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Freaking hilarious!! “I think we should put her on T-shirts.” Hahaha….

I’d be afraid to look at myself in the mirror! She gives me the willies.

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Grebnekkah August 11, 2010 at 12:11 am

This is one of my all-time favourite posts. By anyone. Ever. It’s also one of my all-time favourite movies, and I have always loved Shelley Duvall, and her wardrobe. Thank-you for posting this!

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Amy August 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

I love The Shining, but I never really paid attention to Shelley Duvall’s clothes until now. They’re kind of amazing.

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I KNOW, RIGHT?

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Summer November 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm

This is really great! I am linking to you on FB cause I know my friends would enjoy this, too.

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

My thank you is late, but thanks!

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laurenne November 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

what up, fellow hippest snippet?!
This is amazing. It’s my boyfriend’s favorite movie, so I must buy all this shit.
Redrum indeed.
He took me to a midnight show around Halloween to see it for my first time, and I have to admit I laughed like crazy. More funny than scary. But the clothes!

Also, I hate when I keep Rosebud salve in my pocket and then it gets too hot and then it gets all sweaty. And then I can’t open it.

Also, very excited to make your internet acquaintance.

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

SINCE YOU POSTED YOUR COMMENT, WE MET IRL!! YAY!!

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Jet February 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm

i love you!

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Thank you!

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Lem April 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

this is hilarious & wonderful. (just found it years later through the sidebar. d’oh.)

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Almie Rose May 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

It’s never too late! Shine it on!

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Valley August 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Shelley Duvall is so cool! She looks great in those outfits!

She reminds me of my sister! :D

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flannery o'kafka December 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Just finished watching The Shining again and wondered if anyone had ever done a post about the fashion…and here you are!
I think I might write a bit about Danny…he sports some amazing sweaters and collars throughout. And the Fred Willard guy and his high-waisted friend? They were surely the fashion low-points of the film…

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R February 5, 2014 at 8:20 am

YOU NEED TO DO MORE OF THESE.

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