Rachael’s Black Dress.

Black silk and snake skin two-piece couture suit designed by Charles Knode, comprising a waisted hip-length jacket with padding to shoulders, collars and cuffs trimmed with black snake skin, additional snake skin relief to breast and five button closure together with corresponding knee length skirt.

This costume was worn by Sean Young during the Tyrell’s Building sequence (introduction of the character and the Voight-Kampft test).

It was also worn by the actress during the London premiere and promotion of the film in 1982. The style of this dress was the inspiration for the “power dressing” fashion trend for business women in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

The full costume was originally sold in auction in 2001 for £ 950 and belongs now to a British private collector.

Because spookychan and I are watching ‘Ed Wood’ for our Halloween movie marathon (that we’re starting in September), I feel I need to say this:

The Nightmare Before Christmas isn’t a Halloween movie. It’s the movie that you watch when you’re still clinging to your feelings of Fall and whimsy, and you’re unsure if you’re ready to go from “pumpkin-spiced everything” to “peppermint bark everything”.

ADDENDUM: Chan states, and I agree, that the only exception to this dumb rule is that you may watch it on Halloween day, as such activities mirror that of the movie itself.

Case closed.



nail polish on fingernails: 2 days
nail polish on toenails: 200 years. ur ghost will have glittery toes. ur descendants will come out of the womb w/ revlon 791 midnight affair perfectly applied. infinite

I was at a club night thing last weekend, a person that I can only describe as “A giant rat, like from Secret of Nimh, but with really smeared eyeliner and stringy black hair” GRABBED my hand, and guffawed at how chipped my nail polish was.

I mean, listen, there are a million things wrong with that scenario. But damn, the chipped nail polish struggle is real.