Everybody knows Tink, she’s the loveable, somewhat sarcastic and overall bitchy fairy from Peter Pan. Like most people unable to express themselves, Tink becomes wildly jealous when Peter starts paying Wendy attention. Shocking. Anyway, she also is the one who allows Peter and his cronies to fly with her magic pixie dust. There’s not much else to say because as I mentioned…everybody knows who Tink is. Enjoy. 1. Wendy is so trampy Dress by Alexander Mcqueen, shoes by Erdem
2. Hanging out in Neverland Dress by Band of Outsiders, socks and shoes by Meadham Kirchoff
3. Think happy thoughts Dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Rodarte
AHOY! Below is an e-mail I got from a reader/friend yesterday. I laughed, so it’s the subject of today’s post. p.s. e-mails are always welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org) ————————————————
Was just reading your textbook post on the Little Mermaid, and thought you should look at Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. It’s pretty twisted.
This water sprite girl (Undine) is raised by two old people all alone in seclusion until a knight who is scared by ghosts in the forests finds her. The knight falls in love and they get married. Cool, cause now she has a soul. Apparently she didn’t before? Hard to say. Then he takes her back to the city where the rich girl he was supposed to marry is royally pissed off and is all like bitch, I can’t believe you married some water sloot instead of me. Cat fight ensues. Well guess what? That girl is actually the two old people’s real daughter and she was switched with Undine as a baby. Woah. So she’s upset because she was super rich and now she has to go to her poor real parents and she is still single. Eff. Undine feels bad is all like no, cmon you can come with us to the castle. Mistake. Because of course the knight and the other girl totally have sex and Undine is betrayed. She ends up (for reasons I can’t quite remember) being obligated to stab the knight to death with some coral. Then she is so sad about what she did, she turns into a river that circles his grave forever.
I don’t know, I just feel like she could be wearing some pretty cool things. ———————————————— 1. I’m just a poor sprite from a poor family Skirt by Jonathan Saunders, shirt by Derek Lam, shoes by Peter Pilotto
2. Now I’m a princess, yaaay Dress by Peter Pilotto, shoes by Gucci
3. I’ll cut a bitch Dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Meadham Kirchoff
what is your favorite item of clothing you own and what's the back story on it that makes it so amazing?
That’s a tough one.
Either an overcoat that my grandfather gave me, his father had it before him. It’s a vicuna fur coat, very rare, and about 100 years old. Not many opportunities to wear it but it’s got such good history.
My leather jacket, first really expensive designer piece I bought entirely on my own. I bought it 2 years ago and still wear it day in day out come fall/winter/spring. Just nice to know that I paid for every cent of it in full, even if it was heavily discounted.
Can it get incredibly boring sitting and cutting stuff out all day? Dose it make you want to kill someone at the end of the day?
I find it quite theraputic. I also only spend about an hour or two a day working on the posts. My day job (mercenary in Sauron’s army) keeps me busy, especially now that Frodo is trying to destroy the ring.
So…we all know the Disney version of The Little Mermaid but I find the original version much more interesting. Actually, when it comes to fairy tales, the original is almost always better and way weirder. Anywho, the Disney version veers off after Ariel (if that is her real name) rescues the prince. The traditional telling has her drop him off at a temple until a girl comes and finds him. The mermaid is in love with the prince (riighhhht) so she sells her tongue to the sea witch for legs. Her new legs are so great they feel like stepping on knives every time she walks. Lucky for her the prince starts falling for her and LOVES to see her dance. Painful, right? In the end, the prince goes for the girl who rescued him at the temple and coincidentally enough, she’s a princess. YAAAAY! Now the mermaid has no soul because only the prince could give her a soul by marrying her…hmmmm. So, to exact revenge her sisters sell their hair for a dagger. If the mermaid stabs the prince and lets his blood drip on her feet she can return and be a mermaid. Weakling that she is she couldn’t bring herself to do it and threw herself off a cliff into the sea. WHAT?!
1. Look, I have legs now. Dress by Nina Ricci, shoes by Aquilano Rimondi 2. Please don’t make me dance… Dress by Dolce and Gabbana, jacket by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Alexander Mcqueen 3. I’ll just jump off this cliff now Dress by Akris, shoes by Diane von Furstenberg
I know I posted Titania quite recently, but Spring is so much more appropriate for this bitch. As any American high school student knows, Titania was the fairy queen from Will Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play focuses on four Athenians wandering the forest and in true Shakespeare style is riddled with mistaken identities and humor. Titania is battling her husband Oberon over a foundling child and she falls victim to a few of Oberon’s tricks. Long story short, everybody ends up happy. She’d be way happier if she dressed like this though, right? 1. I’m the Queen of the fairies, Bitch. Dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Mary Katrantzou 2. Who are these damn Athenians? Dress by Alexander Mcqueen, shoes by Chanel 3. Oberon is my boo Dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Erdem
You’ve all seen my rants against tumblr and it’s issues as of late. Well, tonight I got an e-mail from David Karp, the CEO of tumblr. He addressed and fixed all my issues. Tumblr, I fucking love you. Whatever thoughts I had of leaving are now erased.
May have sent a somewhat tipsy reply back, such is life.
Alice was actually one of the first posts I ever put up. Can you blame me? I won’t bore you guys with all the details because everybody knows the story. Also, and I’ve said this before, everybody in art school or fashion school uses this story as inspiration at some point. Anyways, y’all enjoy Alice. 1. Through that there rabbit hole Dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Loewe 2. Yo, this tea party is crazzzzy Dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Christopher Kane 3. Bring it on, big red. Dress by Erdem, shoes by Alberta Feretti
*Remember-if you’re viewing this on the dash, you have to click the little gray box to see the image. thankssss.
Hello all. So last week I asked all my followers if I should start a separate blog to keep all my random thoughts. There was mixed feedback, but I decided to go ahead and start a new one. Textbook was getting too cluttered with things that didn’t have anything to do with fashion and I feel like most of my followers are here for that. In the process, I also totally redesigned Textbook so be sure to click through and check out the Jazzy new layout.
I also used tumblr’s mass editor to tag all the character posts with “character post” so if you need to catch up just click the tag and voila! I will get to updating the character index soon too.
Thank you for following Textbook and your continued support, there are some real fun things in the mix.
Do you reckon breaking into Fashion would be hard?
It's something I've wanted to do for a long time now, and I'm wondering if it's possible? Mwah xx thankyou for your time :D
Fashion is a very tough industry to break through. It’s totally possible, the key to starting out is interning. It sucks, but it’s a right of passage in the fashion world….totally unfair but that’s just the way it is I think.
Why do you devote so many seemingly mean-spirited tweets to judging hipsters, models, etc, when you have even acknowledged yourself that you are a living exaggeration of the WASP cliche? Do you hope, as you walk by, that they are laughing at you, too?
So here we have Aphrodite. There’s not really much to say about her, very self explanatory. She’s the Olympian goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Whenever you feel that little twang at your heart or…um, elsewhere…that’s her. Well, that is if you worship the Olympian gods and if you do that’s totally fine.
I. My Grecian LBD, Dress by Dolce and Gabbana, shoes by Bottega Veneta II. I feel pretty, oh so pretty, Dress by Christopher Kane, shoes by Erdem III. Oh you’re totally going to hook up, Dress by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Rodarte
How did you move to new york and pay for school/all those expenses? I want to double major in fashion design and marketing.. How did you make yourself believe that you were going to make it in the industry?
I worked in a restaurant/interned/went to school. Get a job. I just figured eventually something’s gotta give and then it did. I’m also awesome, that helps.
I haven’t looked at everything yet and don’t wanna name just one…but I really liked Peter Jensen, Erden, Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchoff, Reem Acra, Ralph Lauren, Michael Van Der Ham, Oscar de La Renta, Donna Karan and I think my leader is Rachel Antonoff.
Editor’s Note: Hi! So from now on, my images will be hosted somewhere else outside of Tumblr. That means to actually see the post you’ll have to click through the dash. Annoying, I know but now the images are much higher resolution…totally worth the extra effort. I like you.
Let’s get back to they Olympians, shall we? This is Athena, she could kick your ass and spout the periodic table of elements while doing it. She is most commonly recognized as the goddess of war and wisdom but she was also the goddess of civilization, crafts, strength, strategy and the heroic endeavors. Most of us probably remember her from our high school lit classes and her travels with Odysseus. I love the fact that she has a library card but can wage a war like no other. Awesome.
1: Helping out Odysseus: dress by Alberta Feretti, shoes by Emilio Pucci 2: Grabbing Starbucks with Ares: dress by Emilio Pucci, Shoes by Alberta Feretti 3: To War!: dress by Oscar de la Renta, boots by Emilio Pucci
Wow, didn’t realize I used this much Pucci. Oh well.