Post-Apocalyptic Fashion

You guys know that I’m kind of obsessed with the post-apocalypse. I’m not about to go out on a street corner in NY with a sandwich board sign proclaiming that The End of The World is Near! No my obsession lies more in the fashion choices and fun escape plans.


It started with Mad Max. When I was a kid I was obsessed with the feral children in Beyond the Thunderdome. I wanted to BE one of those kids – leather loin cloth, dreads, dirt and all.


Then when I became a teenager there was Tank Girl. You guys – I smoked those crayon-colored cigarettes for a day because I so badly wanted to be Tank Girl. I couldn’t quite get the hang of smoking so instead I played roller derby for a couple years and wore tube socks on my arms.


And now there’s the more desaturated and sexy post-apocalyptic heroine badass. The influence of these ladies have me dressing in neutral layers, onesies, (faux) fur vests, flannel, and more flannel. They’ve also got me pretending that I’m “in training” as I do P90X in my living room. Now I just need (another) pair of aviators and I’ll be good to go.

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  1. I can totally see you loving this. πŸ™‚ I really like it too… the messy hair, the clothes that are just falling off practically, the dirt. It would be a fun photoshoot…come to Florida and we’ll make it happen! πŸ˜‰

  2. LOVED Mila Kunis in The Book of Eli… I went through a MAJOR flannel and skinny jean phase after that. haha. I still want those aviators πŸ™‚

  3. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks of these things.

  4. I’m also a huge fan of Mila in that flick .. her wardrobe was awesome. As far as the post-apocalypse, I’ve been digging that chic wanderer look since I saw Star Wars as a child. When I discovered Rick Owens’ clothing lines, I fell in love with what I think of as modern-jedi-style!

    Great post!

  5. Tina Turner is my inspiration for a lot of things. She was my first concert, after all, in the womb of my 1986 prego madre.

  6. Tina Turner is my inspiration for a lot of things. She was my first concert, after all, in the womb of my 1986 prego madre.

  7. Ashley

    Jovovich is SO freaking hot in that top right vertical pic. If I could pull that stuff of I’d do it every day. Then again, if I had Milla’s face I could do anything I wanted to.

  8. katbird

    Haha, this is great. I absolutely loved Mila Kunis’ style in Book of Eli and I wasnot sure if that was weird of me or not. Good to know I’m not the only one.

    PS Strange to have two Mila’s (Milla) in one post.

  9. Love this! And love Mila Kunis πŸ™‚


  10. “Two men enter, one man leaves”…great movie!

  11. Old Lady

    I’ve always thought of myself to be like Alice…a total badass!

  12. It’s so funny I read this today – the boyfriend and I JUST watched Beyond Thunderdome this afternoon. Tina looked FABULOUS in that!

  13. Finally! I’m not the only one that appreciate post-apocalypse fashion!
    Not everyday, but…most days, if I can get away with dressing like I could take down a zombie at any given moment, I will.
    My boyfriend will take notice before I leave for the studio with a comment like “Zombie killer today?” or “Ah…I see the world is ending. I like your boots.”

    I like to think my fashion sense will be appreciated more when I’m wheeling a machete and saving lives

  14. Hahaha! I’m so glad so many other people get my sense of style. The world needs more zombie-killing women (who look good doing it).

  15. This post is lovely! I also find cyberpunk and post-spocalyptic fashion so lovely πŸ™‚

  16. so glad i’m not the only one out there! *LOL*

  17. If I could have the outfit in the last set, to the far right, I’d probably die happy and never wear anything else again.

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