Ahoy mateys! So, as Textbook is now almost a year and half old, I seem to be running out of ideas. Luckily, the seasons of fashion change giving me new ways to experiment. Having said that, I’d like to revisit Joan of Arc. Our heroine is responsible for bringing a nation together in a time of great crisis and unrest. As fate would have it, political turmoil and intrigue put Joan to a cruel fate and she was burned as a witch and heretic by the English. Of course, one wonders how exactly Joan would fair in this age? Would she have an epic twitter following? A life-casting blog? Or perhaps she’d be a commanding officer, either way you can’t deny her lasting impression on the world.
1. Peasant Joan
Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Peter Pilotto
2. To battle! Raawwrr!
Dress by Rodarte, shoes by Alexander McQueen
3. St. Joan
Dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Rodarte
And as I said, I’ve been finding it very difficult to come up with new characters…I implore you to leave suggestions in my ask box and thank you kindly for all those already sent! You can also e-mail them to me. Enjoy your weekend, Tumblr!
All images from Vogue.
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
All images from Vogue.