In case you didn’t get your fill of Halloween festivities this past weekend, since the ghoulish night falls on a Thursday the costumes and candies last almost two weeks this year. If you’re still searching for dress-up inspiration or need another transformational persona to add to your roster, look to the sittings and parties that are more fantasy than fashion. Photographers like Miles Aldridge, Steven Klein, and David LaChapelle have your back.
Why don’t you go as a Louis Vuitton bag? Grab a stencil and some body confidence and get to work. Lil’ Kim photographed by David LaChapelle.
You could always go as the creepy, pure girl. Steven Klein photographs Kate Moss as Good Kate for W.
Bad Kate is an option as well. Here, Moss plays the demon. Pearlescent teeth, mounds of accessories, and horns should do the trick.
Toss the conical bras and lace gloves and try for a different Madonna. Alana Zimmer photographed by Miles Aldridge. For her sickly look, grab the Moroccan oil and some lavender blush.
Always an option: grab a couture Margiela mask and go as Kanye West.
If pretty is more your thing, go as Natalie Vodianova’s Alice as shot by Annie Leibovitz. A blue dress, some maryjanes, a headband, and a smattering of small furniture should call the adventure to mind.
Reference more than a few historical figures by going as David LaChapelle’s rendering of Amanda Lepore as Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe.
…Or as David LaChapelle’s Amanda Lepore as Andy Warhol’s Liz Taylor.
The ultimate surrealist costume inspiration, courtesy of Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Baron Alexis de Redé at their Surrealist Ball in 1972.
It’s official: Lindsay Lohan has, after months and months of talking about it, signed on the dotted line to play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz and Dick. "I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," says Lohan. "I am very honored to have been asked to play this role." [LAT]
After spending the weekend with him and her family, Kim Kardashian was spotted out and about with a subtle set of gold and diamond studded earrings that spelled out Kanye West’s initials. [NYDN]
Australian body-paint fanatic Gotye thought that Glee‘s take on his chart-topping "Somebody That I Used To Know" sounded "dinky and wrong." [D+T]
In a title-card at the end of last night’s rerun, The Simpsons‘ producers congratulated their hosts at Fox Network for 25 years on the air. "We love you still," read the shout out, which also included a rather pointed amendment: "This doesn’t include Fox News." Shots, they were fired. [ArtsBeat]
Have you ever wondered how those quippy little news stories end up in your office elevator? Turns out, those "content snacks" are the work of actual humans, writing from suburban Massachusetts with their so-called "metropolitan hats" on. [NYM]
Mod maven Lisa Perry is following-up her Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein projects with a Jeff Koons collection that is inspired by his work in both aesthetic (cupcakes and robot bunnies and shiny materials) and price (very, very expensive). [ArtInfo]
● Skinny 50 Cent is back, and this time he wants to help you get skinny, too. The notoriously health conscious rapper is working on a weight-loss book called Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan, wherein he’ll lay out the baics for muscle building, nutrition, exercise and, of course, mental strength. [Page Six]
● In hopes of regaining the edge lost when Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy left, the Academy has decided to let Pharrell Williams help Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer handle music duties for this year’s show. [THR]
● Sinéad O’Conner rang in her 45th birthday with an "I Do!" in Las Vegas, lawfully wedding her boyfriend Barry Herridge. [People]
● Brad Pitt’s Eraserhead is our favorite, but each and every one of these portriats of cinematic villiany, as preformed by this year’s best, will haunt you. [NYT]
● Not sure where to begin your holiday shopping? Perhaps there is something for someone you love in Elizabeth Taylor’s closet. Twenty surprisingly affordable picks from Christie’s Liz Taylor auction. [ArtInfo]
● Yesterday Lady Gaga was shaken by dreams of dying like Princess Di, and today she’s dreaming of being in a Woody Allen movie. [NME]