A Clockwork Orange -mini bowler hat

mini bowler

I forced Nils to take some shots this morning before going to brunch, hehehe, I knew we’d get carried away in ‘sunday mode’ if I left it till after. I needed to have some better product shots of the mini bowler and top hats before I send this stock up to Stockholm’s Tjallamalla. These are going really well and seem to be super popular with the rockabilly crowd, those girls look so good in them!

I got some regular product shots on the mannequins done and then put some Clockwork Orange-esque make-up on to do some styled shots too. I love the clockwork orange and I’m certain this is where my love of the bowler hat comes from, as my love of the top hat comes from Alice in Wonderland.

For anyone that has been locked in a cupboard for the last 25 years and not heard about the Clockwork Orange, here’s what Wikipeadia say about it-

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 British/American darkly satirical futuristic film adaptation of Anthony Burgess‘s 1962 novel of the same name. The film concerns Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), a charismatic, psychopathic delinquent whose pleasures are classical music (especially Beethoven), rape, and ultra-violence. He leads a small gang of thugs (Pete, Georgie, and Dim), whom he calls his droogs (from the Russian друг, “friend”, “buddy”). The film tells the horrific crime spree of his gang. his capture, and attempted rehabilitation via a controversial psychological conditioning technique. Alex narrates most of the film in Nadsat, a fractured, contemporary adolescent argot comprising Slavic (especially Russian), English, and Cockney rhyming slang.

This cinematic adaptation was produced, directed, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It features disturbing, violent images, to facilitate social commentary about psychiatry, youth gangs, and other contemporary social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian, future Britain. A Clockwork Orange features a soundtrack comprising mostly classical music selections and Moog synthesizer compositions by Wendy Carlos. A notable exception is “Singin’ in the Rain”, chosen because it was a song whose lyrics actor Malcolm McDowell knew.[1] The now-iconic poster of A Clockwork Orange, and its images, were created by designer Bill Gold. The film also holds the record in the Guinness World Records for being the first movie in media history using the Dolby Sound system.

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