So maybe when you think high fashion, you don’t automatically picture Professor Horace Slughorn strutting down Diagon Alley. But wizards know how to dress. They’re always having their robes professionally tailored and donning grand velvet confections underneath.
In the new Harry Potter movie (yes I am a superfan), they step it up. The Slytherins scuttle about the school in sleek black suits and shrunken jackets, with big leather handbags remnicent of Gossip Girl. The Quidditch uniforms are fitted and rather cool. And the campy, crazy and excellently evil Bellatrix Lestrange, played by beautiful Helena Bonham Carter, smolders in ethereal layers of black.
She wasn’t in as many scenes as I would have liked but with photography direction from Bruno Delbonnel of Amelie fame, her look did more than enough justice to her character, and made me want to go goth with gusto.
While I was too mesmerized by her wild hair and wicked spell work to really notice her footwear, here is what I’ve imagined for her (and for those of us who’d like to take a little fantasy into our everyday lives), all from the enchantingly affordable eBay boutique Fasionfixer Vintage:
Punk goth platforms;
Lace-up black leather granny boots;
Hot oxford cut outs;
And brown Roper boots for evil-doing lite.