elainecomplain asked: I noticed you haven't done Miss Havisham or Estella from "Great Expectations" ... interested? (Personally I hate Dickens, but a Textbook post on "GE" would make it less painful.)
MRS. REED, JANE EYRE
Oh, she’s one nasty bitch that Mrs. Reed. As you’ll recall from your high school lit classes, Jane Eyre was Mrs. Reed’s niece and Mr. Reed charged his wife with raising her after his death. Being the god-fearing woman she was, Mrs. Reed obliged. She and her three children tormented poor Jane—throwing books at her, locking her in supposed haunted rooms and basically ruining...
letitunfold asked: Absolutely love everything you post. My boyfriend loves J.Crew, but on a college budget it's not so easy for him. Do you know of any online stores or stores in general that are similar to J.Crew but have a lower price range? Thank you very much, really appreciate it.
THROW ME A BONE
Hey guys. Any ideas on who I should post for my next Fashionista.com guest post? Has to be a fashion industry personality, somebody we all know and think is awesome. Past entries are here: http://fashionista.com/?s=textbook.tumblr.com Any help would be awesome, ideas?
KING HENRY VIII, ENGLAND
What do you get the man that has everything? A wife, and after that, another! It’s everybody’s favorite royal heretic, King Henry VIII! You may remember him from such classes as World History I and AP European history. King Henry was most famous for his failed marriages, first to the Catholic Catherine of Aragon, then to Anne Boleyn, then to Jane Seymour, then to Anne of Cleves, then...
Just throwing a shout-out to my personal blog that’s a lot more random. It’s called Rogue Bicycles because one time a cyclist almost ran my friend and I over and I screamed, “Watch out! Rogue bicycles! Woohoo.
EMMANUELLE ALT, TEXTBOOK FOR FASHIONISTA
My next post for Fashionista is gonna be Emmanuelle Alt, EIC of Vogue Paris. She wears a lot of black…or so I hear. Stay tuned…
MAX, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
So what happens to the kid who spends his dreams where the wild things are? He grows up to wear Junya Watanabe, duh. We all know the book and some of us enjoyed the movie, although, I don’t count myself one of those that enjoyed the film. After being punished for running around the house in his wolf costume, he imagines a world entirely separate from his bedroom and comes across the wild...
JAY GATBSY, THE GREAT GATSBY
In a recent discussion at the office, we were going over our favorite books from high school. All the usuals made their appearances, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, A Separate Peace, Of Mice and Men and of course The Great Gatsby. I’ve posted Jay Gatsby before and Daisy twice but thought I’d take another look with the new collections. The brief rundown is—Gatsby is rich...
NICKELSON WOOSTER, TEXTBOOK FOR FASHIONISTA
I hope you’ve been enjoying the Fashionista posts lately. It’s high time I did a post on some of the men that run this crazy industry. Following up on the Linda Fargo post from last week, we’re doing Nickelson Wooster tomorrow. Stay tuned, I’m excited.
mikellestreet asked: If I remember correctly the restrictions are on the brand not the actual designer. So the new designer of Christian Dior will be a Couturier because Dior is a Couture house. The sanctions are like you have to have an atelier in Paris and employ x amount of people. It's not on the actual designer. That's of course if I remember correctly I did the research a year or two ago.
hypedaboutcouture asked: In your article about Galliano's replacement you mentioned that the French government has restrictions on couture design. Out of curiosity, I wonder what those restrictions are? If you get a chance could you please explain this a bit more. Thanks, by the way I really enjoy reading your blog.
Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall 2008/2009 Everybody is speculating who will replace John Galliano, the anti-semetic pirate, at Christian Dior. It would be great to see Christian Lacroix step in there. Galliano was from the romantic school of designers that came out of the U.K. and there are very few of them left—the only one that really comes to mind is Vivienne Westwood and I...
ESTELLA HAVISHAM, GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Following up on the Ms. Havisham post from the days of yore, here is her adopted daughter Estella. I don’t really know what to make of Estella. As a man, I hate her for how she treated Pip and his peers. However, she was raised to torture men and was essentially a pawn in Ms. Havisham’s plot for revenge. You almost have to pity her, she was doomed from the get-go. On a more humorous...