following suit to the wendy post yesterday, here is peter pan. of course, he’s grown up a bit…even though that’s technically impossible. of course, peter is much more suited to spring 2010 than fall, but what can ya do. not much else to say.
1: hanging around neverland: jacket by burberry prorsum, shirt by band of outsiders, pants by michael bastian, boots by dolce and gabbana
2: peter’s shadow: jacket by neil barret, shirt by richard chai, leggings, sandals and kilt by givenchy
3: chillin with princess tiger lily: jacket by c.p. company, shirt by dolce and gabbana, jeans by bottega veneta, boots by ferragamo
lizzy bennet is one of the most celebrated characters in literature. in pride and prejudice she was well liked, bright and grounded with charm. the whole book she sort of exudes this attraction, not just because she’s pretty but because she’s pretty cool too. so basically, she was that one popular girl in school who was actually nice too. if you’ve been to high school/college on the east coast you know that this girl usually dresses pretty freakin’ awesome. keeping this in mind and acknowledging her slight country bumpkin-ness, i give you elizabeth bennet from pride and prejudice. BOOM.
1: oh hey, i’m from meryton, it’s a happy place: shirt and clutch by rachel comey, pants and shoes by band of outsiders
2: let’s go to the barn dance, casual: shirt by band of outsiders, skirt and belt by marni, shoes by chloe, bag by dvf
3: i like mr. darcy, no i don’t, let’s get married: dress and shoes by chloe
i think everybody wishes they were huck finn at one point, perhaps during that i’m going to runaway from everything phase we all go through. and who could blame them? he lead a rather carefree yet interesting and adventurous life. certainly he was not the type to fuss about what he was wearing which makes him a rather odd candidate for textbook, but luckily some of the spring collections showed dressing just as carefree and casual. so here’s to huck finn, an effortless adventurer. and my apologies for not doing his costume as a girl, perhaps next time!
1: escaping with tom sawyer: hat and jacket by robert geller, shirt by band of outsiders, shorts by patrick ervell, belt by rag and bone, shoes by clarks, bag by jack spade
2: escaping from pap: bag and shirt by missoni, shorts by michael bastian, shoes by band of outsiders
3: floating down the mississippi with jim: sweater by missoni, shorts by robert geller, sandals by michael bastian
in the spirit of thanksgiving, i give you pocahontas. thanksgiving is all about the joining of two cultures, native american and native american invaders (oh, snap…whatever). pocahontas had little to do with the actual holiday itself but she is a solid reminder of it’s meanings. there are horrible tales of native american assimilation gone wrong and one could argue that the task was never truly completed. pocahontas was one who fought for a co-existence of the native americans and the new americans. travelling to england to visit the queen and explore the world beyond the shores, she was a pioneer. however, contrary to disney’s portrayal, she did not bring her intelligent animal friends along…everybody knows raccoons are not seafaring creatures. in any event, fashion often accomplishes what pocahontas sought to: succesfully merge 2 cultures. we saw this in fall 2008 (among other seasons) with the japanese influence showcased by rodarte and particularly in rachel roy’s collection that fused native american and pioneer culture. of course we see this often, but i thought fall 08 was a fantastic example. today, pocahontas would have the same burdens as any other politician but lets hope she’d dress herself more like mobama than hilary.
1: pocahontas was after all, a princess: dress, gloves and necklace by rachel roy, tights and shoes by ralph lauren
2: but still, she was wilderness friendly: cardigan by ralph lauren, dress by tory burch, tights and shoes by marc by marc jacobs
3: diplomatic travels: coat, belt and brooch by rachel roy, dress by tory burch, tights and shoes by boy by band of outsiders
happy thanksgiving, y’all.