If anyone can make an adorable cartoon bird sexy it’s Phillipe and David Blond of The Blonds. This is the duo that corsets and bedazzles the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and more after all. For their spring/summer 2014 show, The Blonds have collaborated with Warner Brothers for a Tweety Bird inspired collection. Phillipe and David are calling her the “original blonde.”
In addition to passing along some exclusive tail-feather-shaking looks with us, David and Phillipe answered all our questions about the collab. Starting with… Tweety Bird? Really?
Why Tweety Bird?
This season is a kind of anniversary for The Blonds. Since it is our tenth show we thought it would be fun to revisit our favorite blondes in art, animation, film and pop culture. Specifically Tweety, Marilyn Monroe, Marie Antoinette, Madonna and Jane Fonda. The list could go on forever though! When first created, Tweety was considered “The Original Blonde” so it was a no brainer! We’re inspired by this character’s combination of innocence, unpredictable sense of humor, big blue eyes and of course those fabulous eyelashes!
What is your connection to him?
Tweety is a Blond! We both have fond memories of the animated series and its unpredictable, sometimes outrageous sense of humor and wanted to bring this feeling into pieces.
Is Tweety Bird sexy?
Absolutely! It’s all in the eyes! Also, one of the things that makes this character so interesting is Tweety’s androgynous quality, which adds a certain mystique.
How did Tweety influence your latest collection?
Essentially the collection is based on Tweety’s vibrant colors and personality. Tweety embodies the feelings for the season- colorful, fun and fabulous! This is translated into canary diamond prints and feather motifs of course.
What is your favorite cartoon memory?
Our favorite Tweety episode is “Hyde and Go Tweet”. We love the play on the Jekyll and Hyde dichotomy because everyone has two sides to them. It also relates to what we are doing in this collection, in which we are The Mad Scientist and we use our special potion to glamorize and transform women.