Sunday, April 3, 2011

i would walk 500 miles...

Back in the day when VHS was still common and I was still anticipating my first kiss, I used to spend my nights watching Benny and Joon. I was so in love with the movie. I was fascinated (still am) with Quinn (played by Johnny Depp). It was the first time I fell for a fictional character, fell for the figment of someone else's imagination. There was something about Quinn's spirit and soul, his immunity to his own inhibitions, his imagination, and well his style of course. I had no idea what it meant to be whimsical before him. He had me as soon as I pressed that play button. 

He had me then and he still has me now. I hadn't seen the movie in so long since I no longer had access to a VHS player, so I ordered the DVD online. It arrived a few days ago, and already I've seen it several times. And thus, the resurrection of my obsession. The movie inspired today's outfit, and the photo shoot. Oh and another reason the movie is great...The Proclaimers' song I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). No surprise there, classic movie equals classic song. Check out the preview and the music video if you're curious:

top: express
vest: limited
shorts: zara
hat: forever 21
shoes: aldo


  1. This song always reminds me of "How I Met Your Mother". That episode when they're young and they're road-tripping and the radio is broken. Funny stuff. Love the outfit friend! Esp. that first picture :)

  2. i haven't seen that episode. now i'm curious. haha. thanks friend :)

  3. Just stumbled upon your blog. Absolutely lovely outfits!