Movie poster: Metropolis (group thread).

This is a simple poster with big impact, and what really jumps out at me are the monochrome palette, strong vertical lines, and the shaded gradient. I planned my outfit around the dark-to-light vertical gradient, and chose heathered/textured items to pick up on the graphite quality of the shading. Today's outfit is the only one where I deviated from the poster art directly, swapping the black-and-gold color palette of the poster for the black-and-white palette of the movie itself.

  • Charcoal heathered tee - dark color (top), reminiscent of graphite shading
  • Gray jeans - medium color (middle), slim as a nod to vertical buildings
  • Cream booties - light color (bottom)
  • Deco necklace - angled lines at the top, nod to the movie's time period
  • White clutch - well this is just for me ^^

I had different nails planned for today but ended up having such a looong day before that I just didn't have the energy (nor time). So in the spirit of the poster I simplified! Instead of my originally planned black-to-silver sponged gradient, I did glossy black (darkest poster shade) and silver accent nails (nod to the robot) with two freehanded black stripes (nod to the vertical buildings). And lastly, in keeping with the b&w theme I wanted a low contrast lip color so I chose a sheer plum gloss. Possibly a less "2013" outfit than it could be, but I feel like the roomy tee, pointy booties, and daytime clutch keep things plenty current.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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