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Welcome to Dress Code, a new feature borrowed from our sister site in which we pick an event in Los Angeles and ask three of our favorite shops to solve the what-do-I-even-wear-to-that dilemma.
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If you're ditching the many stylish ragers will guarantee that LA's Halloween costume game is on-point, the ultimate spooky-sonic experience award surely goes to Hollywood studio Symphony's performance of Danny Elman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton. Given that the legendary composer himself will join the stage for a few songs (there are also rumors that Tim Burton may make an appearance), you can bet that concert attendees will be dressed to the nines in their best Edward Scissorhands- and The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired attire.
To help you channel your inner goth, we've asked edgy-boho boutique Curio in Downtown and throwback haven Revival Vintage to style their best Tim Burton-inspired looks for the event, which takes place tomorrow and Saturday.
Where: Curio Los Angeles, 125 W 5th Street; (213) 622-1002
Why: For store employee Rayne, shop owner Lora Myers says this "dark minimal look with some graphic detail would fit perfectly with the Tim Burton theme, and still hold enough elegance for an LA symphony event." She topped off the goth-inspired look with edgy-cool cutout boots by Seattle-based footwear brand Grey City.
Where: Revival Vintage, 7403 Beverly Blvd; (323) 933-3708
What: '60s turquoise velvet etted hat, $48; '50s Black lace slip dress, $49; Night floral piano shawl, $165; '20s Art Deco blue mesh metal wristlet, $124; Helmut Lang geometric leather booties, $145
Why: Store owner Nicole Swasey (and former Diff'rent Strokes star!) took inspiration the "dark and playful twist" of Tim Burton's films and paired her all-black look with a colorful topper. "Even though the boots are '90s vintage, it gives the outfit a modern touch; I believe vintage fashion never goes out of style," she adds. "Our clientele mixes our vintage pieces with a few current modern items for an 'on-trend' look that no one else has. Going to the symphony, you always want to turn a few heads. If this outfit doesn't do it, then at least the red lipstick will!"
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