These are just some adjectives I associate with Tim Burton's films. Every time Halloween season rolls around, Burton's imagery ranks up there as a source of strange ideas. Not surprisingly, his influences are bizarre and spooky favorites: Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Roald Dahl, ...
... and, his Muse is Johnny Depp. (Well, perhaps alongside Helena Bonham Carter.) Now, if I wasn't married to my husband, I'd be married to Johnny Depp.
|A Halloween Tableau:|
Poor Yorick, and The Raven who quoth "Nevermore"
with a cameo appearance by Willy Wonka
Top Hat: Scala, Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, Velvet jacket: Halogen
It doesn't matter that Depp seems to prefer androgynous coiffures that look better than mine.
|Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka|
film still from Tim Burton's "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory"
|Tim Burton "Magic Fashion" photo shoot|
for Harper's Bazaar
Photos: Tim Walker
I'm still sifting through Burton-esque ideas for Halloween, along the lines of Harper's Bazaar's Magical Fashion shoot with Tim Burton some years back. In the past, my Halloween party attire tended towards the glamorous. I wanted so much to look like Holly Golightly or a Fellini film siren. Now, I am finally old enough to laugh at myself, like Johnny Depp. I see this road leading to batty, old lady-dom!
What role do you like to play for Halloween?