Revisits, Retakes, and Reintrepretations Galore

June 23, 2009

I am always fascinated by spins, reinterpretations and juxtapositions. Although I think there is the idea out there that remakes and retakes are less creative because they are using old material and simply giving it a new spin, I believe that taking stories and concepts that are so ingrained in society’s consciousness and refreshing them is simply another facet of creativity, one that already has a built-in audience and has the ability to reach and affect more people (and also generate more money). Plus, isn’t this what we are doing with our clothes?


This novel seems interesting to say the least. It could conjure up nightmarish fashion images (long white nightgown stained with blood) but I have to give props to whoever came up the idea.

Sherlock Holmes

Who’s this? Why, it’s Robert Downey Jr. as none other than detective Sherlock Holmes, also starring Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. Coming Christmas 2009. Can you already start to see the influence this movie will have on fashion trends?


Tim Burton’s films are always a treat. Up next he’s revisiting Alice in Wonderland, a classic children’s story, and giving it his trademark. I could say so much about this story, but I’ll leave that for another post. I can’t wait to see the costumes in this film.


3 Responses to “Revisits, Retakes, and Reintrepretations Galore”

  1. It always intrigues me how people can put their own unique spin on things.. Very interested to see Tim Burton’s Alice & Wonderland. I saw a picture of Anne Hathaway in her make-up for the set and she looked stunning!

  2. gilda Says:

    seriously, are you not excited about alice in wonderland??? i am totally going to dress up for it!

  3. Kat Says:

    Will sure watch the film!

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