Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Current Obsession: Chris Benz's Circus Chic








One of my most surreal childhood memories took place at the circus. When I was 10 years old, I won a radio contest and the prize was a night in the circus {not at -- in}. I was declared "The Princess of Barnum & Bailey's Circus," and I was dressed up in a spangled, be-ribboned costume and paraded around the rings in a horse drawn carriage. It was truly like a dream {or like a weird Italian film from the 60's}. Ever since then, I've had a bit of a secret fascination with all things circus-related. This is undoubtedly why I am so drawn to Chris Benz's Spring 2010 collection: there is something vaguely "cotton candy-meets-sequined acrobat-meets-clown" about his pieces. Feel like a night under the big-top??

::For the circus-obsessed: gorgeous book; one of the best shows ever; creepy film.


{Find more Chris Benz at style.com}

7 comments:

lostinaspotlessmind said...

Oh, the circus! If I could run away and join one (one of those old ones, I mean, not the modern kind) I would! The musical theatre group I performed with a few years ago did a circus-themed show once, it was amazing. Perhaps I should dress up my bandmates like circus freaks? Should make an interesting sight. Freaks are wonderful.

Plinth said...

Totally agree re Carnivale being the one of the best shows ever- gorgeous intro sequence with the Tarot cards!If you're ever in the UK you must come to this old fashioned country circus: http://www.giffordscircus.com/

Brigid said...

I love the first two dresses especially. What a bizarre childhood memory! Was it fun?

Tee said...

I love that middle-left ensemble! So gorgeous and unusual. Your story sounds like it was a dream come true... I know I'd have loved that at ten years old! (Who am I kidding, I'd love it now, haha!)

Michelle said...

It's so wacky! I love it!

Sam said...

Gosh! That does sound a bit Fellini-esque to say the least!!! Must have been fun though!

These outfits are divine - in a perfect world I could wear these to work everyday!!!

Gracinha said...

great collection. love the dresses!

xoxo
graca