Dear Costume Department: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’


Editor’s note: Welcome to Dear Costume Department, a bi-weekly feature brought to you by our fashion-minded friends from Of a Kind, a curated shopping site of limited-edition goods by emerging designers. With each installment, they’ll bring you a head-to-toe look inspired by a buzzed-about pop culture personality — complete with info on where to grab the pieces for your own closet. Enjoy!

Let’s be honest: Half of any Wes Anderson movie — even an animated one — comes down to the costuming, and his latest cult-classic-in-the-making fits the corduroy-suited auteur’s retro-plus-quirk mold. Here’s the gist of what Suzy will be wearing in the flick, which is already getting mad love from the critics at Cannes and is coming your way just in time for the long holiday weekend. Invest now, and you’re halfway to a killer couple’s costume for Halloween 2012!

There’s no faster way to sell affectation than by reaching for a beret. The bright red of this one by Scha-Köln really helps hammer the point home.

A long-sleeve Carven dress for a New England summer? Rebellious.

This Tori Praver bikini is sweet — but still meshes well with the kohl-rimmed eyes and Brigitte Bardot hair.

With their mesh and leopard, F-Troupe makes saddle shoes a lot weirder and a little less innocent.

This River Island binocular bag and its requisite gear ensures that escape routes — or parental affairs — never go unnoticed.

What better gift could her 12-year-old Khaki Scout BF Sam give her than this Lost Love compass necklace by Digby & Iona, to help her find her way to him in the middle of the meadow?