the lion, the witch and the wardrobe was one of my favorite books when i was a kid. the book (and the rest of the series) take place in narnia, which lucy pevensie found through a wardrobe one day while playing hide and seek. when lucy and her siblings first stumble upon it, narnia is at the mercy of the white witch who keeps it in an endless winter. unfair. for lucy’s part, she (with her sister susan) help aslan revive an army of the white witch’s victims. after the big battle, she heals the fallen soldiers in asland’s army and is eventually crowned lucy the valiant. there’s more to it than that but basically, she’s awesome. more pevensies and narnians headed your way…just saying.
1: first visit to narnia: coat by chanel, dress by marc jacobs, boots by michael kors
2: team aslan: dress by tsumori chisato, boots by balmain
3: queen lucy the valiant: dress by mary katrantzou, shoes by rachel roy
do you know dracula? he ate the cullens one time.
glad that is out of the way, on to mina harker. in bram stoker’s original novel, mina was the wife of jonathan harker who was imprisoned in dracula’s castle with three crazy she vampires. eventually, he was able to escape to budapest. mina, his dutiful and angelic lover visits him and the pair marry before returning to england. when they return they find mina’s crazy friend lucy has been killed by a blood sucking beast! dracula. oh no, shit’s getting real. the two join up with van helsing to destroy dracula forever but before they do that, dracula sinks his teeth in to mina and curses her to turn vampire when she dies. ruh-roh.
so, mina and dracula now share this strange psychic and magical connection but eventually the group takes dracula down and mina’s soul is spared. it’s one of my favorite books ever.
1: i’m going to budapest to visit jonathan: dress by oscar de la renta, jacket by dries van noten, shoes by proenza schouler
2: i’m under dracula’s control, fudgeeee: dress and tights by christian dior, coat by viktor and rolf, shoes by balmain
3: i’m free of the spell, booyah! all rodarte and all angelic.
seriously, who doesn’t love bellatrix lestrange? she’s too crazy not to like even if she killed sirius black and tonks. also, who could forget the battle of hogwarts when mrs. weasley screams, “get away from my daughter you BITCH!” amazing. she’s voldemort’s most loyal servant, a devoted death eater, an azkaban alumni and bat-shit crazy to boot. not only is she a gem in the books, but helena bonham carter takes her role to a whole other level in the movies. give it up for bellatrix lestrange.
1: you filthy half blood: cape by phillip lim, dress and tights by givenchy, boots by balmain
2: i killed sirius black, i killed sirius black!: dress by elie saab, cape by givenchy haute couture
3: battling ginny, luna and hermione: coat by givenchy, dress by elie saab, tights and boots by bottega veneta
god harry potter is so good.
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
yolande de polastron is more commonly known as the duchesse de polignac. she was born into an impoverished aristocratic family, poor thing. her life took a turn when she was invited to versailles by her sister-in-law. shortly after arriving she became a favorite of marie antoinette. determined to stay close to the duchesse, the queen set up her husband with a royal position and plenty of money to continue on comfortably in the palace. her new fortune drove the duchesse to spend riotously (although most at versailles did) and other courtiers resented her extravagance and royal favor. outside versailles, parisians hated her and considered her a bad influence on an even worse government. when the revolution flared up, she remained a staunch monarchist and was forced to flee the country. i’d equate with one of those party girls today, perhaps not so trashy but you get what i mean.
1: heading to versailles: alexander mcqueen
2: hanging at versailles: dress by balmain, fur by elie saab, shoes by lanvin
3: fleeing versailles: dress by john galliano, shoes and fishnets by bottega veneta