this is hippolyta, queen of the amazons. in greek mythology, the amazons were a tribe of warrior women who could out battle any gladiator, grecian army or spartan, ya heard? hippolyta was ordained queen by ares, the god of war and ran a tight ship among her tribe. her most famous encounter was with hercules as he’s performing the ninth of his twelve labors. hercules was instructed to retrieve the girdle of hippolyta and she being so intrigued by him decided to give it to him freely. meanwhile, back at the okay corral…hera (queen of the gods) was growing angry with hercules and disguised herself as an amazon to warn the tribe that hercules would kidnap their queen (as theseus had done before). in a panic, they stormed hercules’ ship to attack but feeling betrayed hercules killed hippolyta and narrowly escaped. too bad, hippolyta was way cool.
1: i’m the queen of the amazons, don’t front: dress by lanvin, shoes by 3.1 phillip lim
2: to arms: vest by john galliano, dress by tsumori chisato, shoes by burberry prorsum
3: victory!: dress by alberta feretti, shoes by alexander mcqueen
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this one might be a bit of a stretch, but indulge me. so when i was a kid, i think i spent a good part of my time playing the legend of zelda. aside from being one of the best game series of all time, it had a pretty decent story. wind fishes, temples of time, crazy mountain trolls, all sorts of things. the princess zelda was a key part of the story (duh) and she often helped the adventurer, link in his quest. she was also one of three who could wield a piece of the tri-force in the ocarina of time. not making any sense? wikipedia it. enjoy.
1: spying in the castle garden: dress by chanel, she’s not wearing any shoes.
2: going to visit the temple of time: dress by derek lam, shoes by givenchy
3: pretending to be that guy sheikh: jumpsuit by marc by marc jacobs, boots by burberry prorsum
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