Continuing the trend of Harry Potter Week, let’s re-examine Bellatrix Lestrange. She’s probably my favorite character in the books and who can deny the genius behind Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal in the films? Sure, she’s a killer and sure she’s mad but aren’t the mad ones always the BEST ones? Can’t wait to see how HBC turns it out in Deathly Hallows. Enjoy.
1. Neville Longbottom? How’s the folks?
Dress by Ann Demeulemeester, cape by Comme des Garcons, shoes and tights by Balmain
2. Escape from Azkaban
Dress by Yohji Yamamoto, cape by Rick Owens, shoes by Phillip Lim
3. I think Molly Weasley just called me a bitch…WTF?!
Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, shoes by Christian Dior
All images from Vogue UK.
remember that book the witches by roald dahl? remember the movie? that movie frightened me to no end. anyway, in the book, witches are all organized to rid the world of children and lead by the grand high witch. unhappy that children still roam the earth, the grand high witch devises formula 86 that will turn whomever drinks it to a mouse. to get this to children she plans to traffic it through sweet shops run by other witches. long story short, people get wise and the witches end up with a taste of their own medicine…literally. now, to recognize a witch there are some tricks to follow-they wear gloves to hide their claws, shoes to hide their toe-less feet (aka no sandals/peep toes), they wear wigs and they have purple eyes. the grand high witch is described as very glamorous while incognito and hideous under the surface…go figure.
1: kids suck: dress and tights by bottega veneta, gloves by lanvin, shoes by givenchy
2: heading to the annual witch meeting: dress by givenchy, cape and gloves by ann demeuelemeester, shoes by lanvin
3: makin’ some formula 86: dress and gloves by lanvin, shoes by calvin klein
All images from Style.com.
who doesn’t love the addams family? last night, itsherfactory posted an image of wednesday addams on the docks at camp chippewa from addams family values. as soon as i saw it i knew i had to take a stab at some of the addams clan. first up, morticia. you can’t forget her trademark black dress and sleek hair. plus with powerhouses like anjelica huston, bebe neuwirth and carolyn jones playing the gloomy matriarch, she’s an instant icon. of course, were she around today (and you know, real) that character would remain intact. in other words, she’d roll with lanvin, demeulemeester, donna karan and some gareth pugh.
1: in the dungeon: jumpsuit by lanvin, shoes by donna karan
2: a walk in the graveyard: coat by ann demeulemeester, pants by elie tahari, shoes by gareth pugh
3: a night out with gomez: dress by donna karan, shoes by balmain
oh medusa, she was one nasty customer. she was a gorgon-essentially the mean girls of greek mythology. if you messed with a gorgon, the outcome was usually pretty bad. in medusa’s case, if you looked her in the eyes you would turn to stone. ouch. eventually, perseus aided with a mirrored shield, winged sandals and an invisibility cloak (deathly hallows of greek mythology anyone?) defeated her and chopped her head off. too bad so sad.
1: snake eyes!: coat by ann demeulemeester, shirt by givenchy, pants and shoes by gareth pugh
2: there’s a snake in my boots: dress by balmain, snake-ish boots by burberry prorsum
3: lost my head: dress by gareth pugh, shoes by givenchy
after tsarina alexandra yesterday, i figured i’d ride the revolutionary russia wave as far as i could. naturally, the most ‘editorial’ of all these cats would be rasputin. now i’m sure most of the people who read this blog are familiar with him from the anastasia movie. i hate to be the bearer of bad news but i don’t think he sold his soul for a vial of demon monsters to destroy the romanovs. rasputin was a mystic, some revered him as a prophet and others dismissed him as a lunatic. regardless of the public, tsarina alexandra turned to him to aid her son’s illness. rumors swirled around the tsarina and rasputin, but the czar refused to send him away for fear his beloved wife and son would feel betrayed. as his relationship with the royal family grew, so did his influence. ultimately driving the country’s nobles mad with jealousy and fear. and everybody knows what happens when you’re jealous and frightened enough. too bad for rasputin. please note: these captions are taken from this song
1: he was big and strong and his eyes a flaming glow: coat by rick owens, shirt by givenchy, pants by ysl, boots by ann demeulemeester
2: ra-ra-rasputin, russia’s greatest love machine: coat by john galliano, pants by ann demeulemeester, boots by tim hamilton
3: though she’d heard the things he’d done, she believed he was the holy healer who would heal her son: coat by burberry prorsum, shirt by neil barret, man-skirt and leggings by givenchy, boots by burberry prorsum
note: anastasia was posted ages ago…but check it out, one of my favorites.