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Style Icons: Louis, Lestat, & Dracula

Monday, October 8th, 2012

 

 

 

Shall we trace the lineage here?

Count Dracula

Count Dracula

Dracula Stamp Cufflinks

Dracula Stamp Cufflinks

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic noveland invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.

 

Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt)

Interview with a Vampire
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Interview with the Vampire is a debut gothic horror and vampire novel by American author Anne Rice, published in 1976. Based on a short story Rice wrote in 1968 or 1969 which she expanded into a novel four years later, Interview with the Vampire centers on vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac who tells the story of his life to a reporter. It was followed by several sequels, collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles. A film adaptation was released in 1994, starring Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Tom Cruise.
Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise)
Even though he was the “mean” vampire, Lestat still had a good thing going. He had that swanky confidence about him, like “I don’t care who you are, I’ll still suck your blood,” kinda thing going. And yes, it’s stylish.
Interview with a Vampire
 100% Italian Silk Tie
100% Italian Silk Tie in Solid Black
How can you get a modernized look from Interview with a Vampire?
The intricate details on their 18th Century styled clothes are definitely “in” this season. The subtle hints of floral, antique flowers, decorative accents, and velvet can be modernized in new ways. Check out the florally-inspired  OBEY Marcel Shirt ($84.00) from Urban Outfitters
Interview with a Vampire
OBEY Marcel Shirt $84.00100% Italian Silk Pocket Square in Soft Pink from Daniel Dolce
OBEY Marcel Shirt $84.00 from Urban Outfitters and 100% Italian Silk Pocket Square in Soft Pink from Daniel Dolce