I was already writing up one of those posts everyone is expecting me to write about (the Couture shows in Paris, anyone?), but I found myself on that side of YouTube again. No, not the one with the cute kitties but the one with my favourite cartoon theme songs. Readers, I'm a huge cartoon geek. I have a playlist of cartoon songs I listen to religiously as if they were songs from Florence and the Machine and the little girl I was at the time strongly believed she was the next Christina d'Avena.
Three cartoon sing along moments later, I had scrapped my former post to write about the 'fashion' in one of my favourite childhood cartoons. None other than Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water or as many Maltese children watching Italian TV during the nineties remember it Il Mistero della Pietra Azzurra. I don't know whether it was because the cartoon started out in Paris, or because of the catchy tune at the beginning or the nerdy-looking boy starring in the cartoon, I've always been a bit fond of this particular cartoon.
Nadia, fourteen year old acrobat, meets brilliant fourteen year old inventor Jean in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The plot, largely based on Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, revolves around the adventures of the two teens as they try to escape a million and one kidnapping attempts from the cartoon baddies (look at me making it obvious I forgot their name...)
Am I the only one who thinks cartoon characters are so impeccably dressed sometimes? Well, I tend to find most cartoon personalities quite inspirational in terms of style. So here's my interpretation of Nadia's and Jean's main outfits. Let me know what you think!
Jean's outfit s very street style if you ask me. If I had to come up with an outfit basing myself on his standard look, the combination on the left would be what it would look like. Excluding the statement round geek glasses, I tried to keep as close as possible to the colour palette and the feel of the outfit in general. With Nadia., I decided she's too scantly dressed so I went for something inspired by her little red jacket and her use of gold accessories. It's not too visible in this particular picture, but Nadia always wore this cuff necklace I used to be rather fascinated with as a kid. Remember?
I'm thinking of doing these cartoon-inspired posts on a regular basis. Such a nerd my God.