with yesterday’s zelda post, i figured today would be a good day for link. link is the hero of the legend of zelda, whether it’s ocarina of time, the wind fish egg, a link to the past, majora’s mask, twilight princess, wind waker or any of the other ones that have sucked my life away. anyway, link has three different tunics that give him different abilities. the first is the green tunic—your standard ensemble for hanging around hyrule market or kokiri forest. the red tunic protects him from fire and the blue tunic allows him to breathe underwater (best used with iron boots). basically, the legend of zelda is awesome and now that i’ve been blogging about it for two days…i may just have to start playing again.
1: hanging in kokiri forest: jacket by richard chai, cardigan by marc by marc jacobs, henley shirt by gilded age, pants by michael bastian, vintage shoes
2: heading to goron city and the fire temple: coat, hoodie and scarf by john varvatos, shirt by burberry prorsum, pants by bottega veneta, vintage boots
3: lounging around lake hylia: jacket by burberry prorsum, shirt by richard chai, jeans by gilded age, vintage boots
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i had a lot of requests for esther from the bell jar, so here goes. regardless of her mental issues, i think esther was probably really a little quirky, off beat and likable, especially in this day and age. so she didn’t like the glitz trampy new york city life? who could blame her? most people i know are much like her, same sort of career (she interned at a fashion mag) and same distaste for the “scene” of it all. eventually, esther’s mental health deteriorated and she entered treatment. she equates her depression to being trapped under a bell jar, struggling to breath and survive. after several suicide attempts, esther moves to a new facility with a new doctor, dr. nolan. she prescribes electro-shock therapy and has esther fitted for a diaphragm, freeing her from fear of sex and its consequences. additionally, her friend joan commits suicide—helping esther fully understand death and the story ends esther heading to an exit interview. hooray, esther kicks ass.
1: i’m interning at a fashion magazine: dress by oscar de la renta, jacket by jason wu, sandals by bottega veneta
2: with dr. nolan: dress by marc by marc jacobs, shoes by ferragamo, bag by celine
3: exit interview: marc jacobs head to toe
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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
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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
lady brett ashley is the headlining woman of ernest hemingway’s, the sun also rises. the novel focuses on the exploits of her and various men, all of which have some infatuation with her. despite her knowledge of their affection and persistence that she is in control of the situation, it becomes obvious that she is not. engaged to one, in love with another and confused by the others she decides ends up escaping to madrid with the bullfighter, romero. however, this jaunt does not last long and she soon calls for her another to comfort her. the novel ends discussing what life could have been like if other paths were taken. in the book, she is described as having a somewhat masculine, but feminine and attractive style.
1: off to the bullfight: dress by dries van noten, shoes by calvin klein
2: meeting at cafe select: shirt by bottega veneta, bag by dries van noten, pants by chloe, shoes by prada
3: escaping to madrid: jacket by christian dior, pants by michael kors, bag by bottega veneta, shoes by christian dior
a lot of people requested lady brett ashley, so thanks.