Saturday, February 2, 2013

Inspiration: Gogo Yubari

What she lacks in age, she makes up for in madness  - this is how the Bride describes her. Gogo Yubari (portrayed by the lovely Chiaki Kuriyama), a young associate of O-Ren Ishii, is a bloodthirsty, severely disturbed 17-year-old schoolgirl who delights in killing for fun and takes a sadistic joy in fighting. She's one of O-Ren's top assassins and is her personal bodyguard. Her fighting style is a combination of wushu techniques using chain whip and rope dart. Gogo's disturbed mind and vicious penchant for killing is displayed when she offers herself to a drunken man in a bar and then disembowels him, asking "Do you still wish to penetrate me?... Or is it I who has penetrated you?".
Later on, she takes on the Bride when the latter has already slaughtered several of O-Ren Ishii's army of thugs, the Crazy 88, at the House of Blue Leaves. Although the Bride gives her the opportunity to walk away, Gogo takes her on with a large meteor hammer, almost overcoming the Bride by strangling her savagely with the chain. The Bride kills Gogo by driving a broken chair leg studded with nails into the side of her head.

I love this Asian beauty and her psycho, twisted, deranged ruthlessness. Some days I wake up with this girl on my mind and on my moodboard, as she is one of my favourite movie characters (Tarantino does it better when it comes to pick insanely cool and iconic female characters) so the only way I can revive her is picking some items in my wardrobe such as: a tartan pleated skirt, knee high socks and a navy blazer. Put on an evil smirk and your "Don't mess with me" look and there you go!