"Runaway" Confirms My Love of Phillip Lim

The Kanye West Runaway film/music video/thing was pretty epic. Not the plot or anything because I mean, come on. I was telecast on BET & MTV and it was written by Hype Williams. Plus I think it was meant to be a metaphor for Kanye's career or some nonsense. The brilliant part was the art direction and costuming (which Kanye had nothing to do with). Phillip Lim and Martin Izquierdo were in charge of the costume design. Izquierdo is the man behind the angel wings for the VS fashion shows. The art direction was done by Italian contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft. One scene in the film is very similar to her performance piece VB65 which was performed in Milan in 2009. If you aren't familiar with the work of these individuals go google them immediately. They're brilliant. Selita Ebanks (VS Angel) was cast as the phoenix that falls to earth and starts dating Kanye, then, shunned by humanity, burns herself to return to her realm. Again, plot isn't the point. Her costume, or lack thereof, was gorgeous. Since we can't all prance around draped in ornate feathers, I've put together an outfit inspired by her look. It's the next best thing.

Watch The Full Video Here

Sidenote: Apparently Ebanks was once engaged to Nick Cannon. How does he keep getting girls?


Go Jane Strapless Iridescent Ruffle Dress - $17
AMI Clubwear Gold Faux Leather Rhinestone Swirly Strap Heels - $29
Forever 21 Rhinestone Glam Ring - $6.80
Forever 21 Rose Feather Necklace - $4.80
Dorothy Perkins Feather Stretch Headband - Dorothy Perkins considers the US to be an international delivery and deals in pounds. The price in USD is $6.34 plus $12 shipping.
NARS Taiga Eyeshadow Duo - $32
Dior 'Diorshow Extase' Mascara - $28
Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur -1: Pure Nude - $30
NARS Nail Polish in Versailles - $16
Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss -13: Golden Nude - $30

*According to a new FTC policy regarding bloggers and full disclosure, I am letting everyone know that I once was a beauty advisor for Dior. I did receive gratis items from the company for high sales. I am not being influenced in any way by Dior or any other company to suggest any products. I am simply obsessed with Dior Extase. It's amazing, seriously.

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  1. Selita Ebanks looks gorgeous in the video! But I'm not sure if I like the video itself... It's very artistic and I love the filming, but I don't like the story that's behind it. I feel like he's indicating that his birdlady is the devil :/

    xo http://sheshotta.blogspot.com

  2. I agree 100%, the phoenix costume is absolutely positively amazing! The artistic direction of the film was exquisite, from the color schemes to the ballerinas dancing to hip-hop beats, the whole thing was just so inspiring! I absolutely loved it :)

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  4. Selita Ebanks and her phoenix outfit was the best part of it all!