Since it’s the holidays, although I can’t be sure because of the unseasonable warmth, let’s take a look at Ebenezer Scrooge. He’s not a character I’ve ever considered before, which is odd because A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite stories. So when Calvin Klein asked me to interpret a 2012 version using their collection, I jumped at the challenge.
Most will recall Scrooge as a grumpy businessman who despises the holidays, always ready with a “bah humbug” for any well-wisher, charitable soul or. Of course on Christmas Eve his ghosts catch up with him after a warning from his deceased business associate, Jacob Marley whose selfish ways earned him a wretched afterlife. The ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come show Scrooge Christmas in a new light. The ghost of Christmas yet to come, the most terrifying, gives Scrooge a preview of his grave and he finally repents his ways. Shocked and frightened, he awakes a changed man spreading the holiday spirit wherever he goes—from what little family he has left to the family of his mistreated employee, Bob Cratchit.
So the next time you’re feeling over the holidays, just remember that you probably once enjoyed them and if you remain selfish, you’ll get what’s coming to you in this life or the next. All piece from this modern take on Scrooge are from Calvin Klein and you can shop similar below. Just clickity click.
is it so wrong to want the finer things in life? emma bovary didn’t think so, in fact she thought she was entitled to them. emma was a farmer’s daughter who married his doctor, she quickly became bored with marriage and provincial life. emma was sure that by acquiring the finer things, she would be content. she was so consumed by her fascination that she ran up a riotous debt, had two affairs and eventually committed suicide. the saddest part of the whole thing is that emma thought all the fortune, the aristocracy, the opera, the parties and the fancy things would bring her happiness. she failed to realize that all of these things often bring misery and that in the end, nobody is really any better off than anybody else. when all her debts and the schemes of her jerk banker caught up to her, she swallowed some arsenic in typical emma bovary melodramatic fashion. all that said, she still is somehow likable.
1: oh, i’m just the farmer’s daughter: dress by tory burch, shoes by derek lam, bag by marc by marc jacobs, hat by erin fetherston
2: hopping to paris with my lover: dress and bag by christian dior, hat by marc jacobs, shoes by calvin klein
3: i totally can’t afford this dress: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by christian dior
All images from Style.com.