Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fashion Inspiration - Lightning Bolts

Although it was not my favourite dress at the Met's Costume Gala, I did find the lightning bolts on Lake Bell's Balmain dress quite interesting. Sure the letter S and bats are great but they're so overdone. Lightning bolts are the new way to go for superhero inspiration!

photo courtesy fabsugar.com


The lightning bolt is the trademark motif of superhero, The Flash who was first introduced by DC Comics in 1940. Since then, the Flash has made many transformations through various artists but has retained the characteristic lightning bolts. On a completely unrelated topic, that Flash has some gorgeous eyes and an exceptionally chiselled jawline. Yeah, I need to get out more....


photo courtesy wikipedia.org


Though not a common motif used in fashion, lightning bolt shape was used as a shoe heel in the Dsquared Fall 2008 collection. Aren't these shoes fantastic?!


photo courtesy style.com


Don't want to have to resort to subsistence living? No worries, you can also make a statement with this cool symbol with these affordable options.






Neon Lightning Checks Tee
Price: US$10.50
http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=11180


Vintage Retro Lightning Bolt Silvertone Brooch
Price: US$6.00
http://www.tias.com/13247/PictPage/1923027564.html

14 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Nice post, Danz! I love the earrings best!

susie_bubble said...

I'm liking the Balmain obsession going on these days.... that dress is superb....

Kira Fashion said...

so 80s!!!
all adds are really cool!!!

a kiss and a hug!

Amie said...

Harry Potter anyone? ;) Totally adore the heels!

Christopher Nic. said...

those heels from Dsquared's Fall collection are gorgeous!
=] great blogs!

Sam said...

those shoes are great and the skirt is cute too!

bear said...

i thought she looked fab and i also think i need some lightening bolts in my life!

Jimena said...

I love those first shoes.

I think my life needs more lightening bolts.

I V Y O L O G Y said...

Oh-my-god. I NEED those lightning bolt heels! I did a 30 second gasp when I saw them lol. I think lightning bolts are my new fav thing. Great post! :)

Imelda Matt said...

When i first saw the Dsquared pumps I loved them but I thought OK in the grand scheme of trends were does this fit in? You've pulled together a brilliant trend piece...LOVE IT!

Chelsea Rae said...

I'm sort of completely glad superheroes are getting some much deserved fashion cred. I knew there was a reason I loved DSquared so much. I wonder how much saving I'll have to do to buy those heels and the spikey Rodarte Loubs.

p.s. Thanks for stopping by Pink Rock Candy. I'm not a big MC fan either, she annoys me to no extent.

p said...

hey. . i've tagged you on my blog

Paul Pincus said...

Really brilliant post!

My ex-boyfriend did Dean Caten of Dsquared (Dan and Dean Caten) years ago ; )

Danz said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! I think everyone could use a lightning bolt here and there. Actually it seems motif heels are the new thing. Chanel has gun heels in it's Cruise collection!