Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Hunger

I smiled when I saw that NYT’s “Pulse” section highlighted a Nars nail polish named after The Hunger, a 1983 vampire film that starred Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie, with Susan Sarandon.

I saw that film in the fall of 1983, as a first-year university student at an art-house film theater in downtown Ottawa. Deneuve’s Parisian vampire chic style mesmerized me, and I went out the following week to purchase her look.

I came home with a black leather knee-length pencil skirt, a pair of kittenish-heel, pointed-toe lace-up booties (that fit snugly around my ankle; hate gaping bucket-like ankles!), and a white fitted blouse that was meant to be worn outside the skirt; it had a straight hem with a band and a deep v-neck sans collar.

This I happily wore to my literature classes after lunch (in true vampire fashion, I didn’t rise before 11, although in my case it was 11:00 a.m.).

I did not, however, wear nail polish with this ensemble and think that even now I will pass on the chance to wear that particular shade of “Hunger.” Although I *do* like to go to bed a little hungry, “Satisfied” is my look of choice.


WendyB said...

I LOVE your outfit. It's so great that you did that.

My word verification is "dangbear."

Sal said...

I do love a good vampire flick ... I'll have to check this one out for sure.

La Belette Rouge said...

I must see this nail polish. It sounds like it would be an "O" positive colour.

miss cavendish said...

Ha! Let me know whether it has any bite . . .