Fashion Inspiration: Aeon Flux

I’ve mentioned how much this show influenced me many times before. I love everything about this cartoon. Aeon’s an amazing, nearly posthuman, cyberpunk heroine. Her motives are shadowy, her missions often sinister, she doesn’t seem to be working for anyone so much as she’s an agent of anarchy.  Aeon is essentially chaotic neutral, switching sides and allegiances whenever it suits her needs. The look of the animation is slick, angular, both futuristic and retro. I made up a styleboard inspired by Aeon that’s less an attempt to copy her clothing exactly than a look inspired by all her outfits.
Starting in the upper left corner, I’ve chosen shiny suspender leggings by Black Milk. Strappy, black and slick are what I think of in regards to Aeon’s wardrobe. Just to the right we have a strappy pleather vest from Topshop. In the upper right corner, bright red lipstick. This lipstick in “Retrofuturist” by Lime Crime and several coats of waterproof (fly-trapping) mascara should be all the makeup you need. Just under the lipstick is a strappy harness bustier top by Topshop. In the lower left, a metal cuff by Gothic Punk Specialty Hardware. Many of Aeon’s outfits incorporate small metal plates or buckles, but not in an Edward Scissorhands-profusion. This cuff reminds me of the metal knee pads Aeon wears here:

You’ll need a pair of boots. Something I always appreciated about Aeon Flux is that she doesn’t run around in ridiculous heels (the metal-and-leather chastity thong is something else entirely) but sensibly wears flat boots. These boots by Nine West have a slight wedge heel and a futuristic mix of patent and matte material. Here is a better image of the boots:

The last thing you’ll need is an angled bob, lots of super-hold hairspray and a metric ton of bullets. For more detail on the products I chose and where you may purchase them, click on the styleboard image.

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One Response to “Fashion Inspiration: Aeon Flux”

  1. Oo, more nice finds. That’s a lovely bracelet.

    I’m not sure if you’ve heard about the issues surrounding Lime Crime’s makeup, but: http://www.lipsticksandlightsabers.com/2010/01/lime-crime-beneath-glitter.html
    I think this is a fairly comprehensive account.

    “The last thing you’ll need is an angled bob, lots of super-hold hairspray and a metric ton of bullets.” I have the wrong sort of bob, and even if I wanted that much ‘dakka’, I live in the UK. Drat 😛

    What do you think of the Aeon Flux film? She has compartments in her her boot heels in the film. That seemed so useful/sneaky yet so silly.

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