Good Monday morning to you all. Holden Caulfield was the very first post I ever did on Textbook. Somewhere down the line it got added into my tag line and now it’s kind of a thing. I haven’t styled him since the original post on 9/1/09 so here we go again. For those of you who don’t have a solid idea of who Mr. Caulfield is, I encourage you to read The Catcher in the Rye and get wise. But for our purposes, just imagine he is a bitter Upper East Side 16 year old aching to get out of his poor little rich boy life. What up #WHITEBOYPROBLEMS.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Don’t judge me if I post a bunch of pictures from my holiday later.
1. Pencey Prep
Jacket, shirt and tie by Band of Outsiders, pants and shoes by Billy Reid
2. Callin’ out Phonies
Coat by Robert Geller, sweater by Dries Van Noten, jeans by Gilded Age, vintage bag/shoes
3. Chillin with Phoebs
Jacket by Michael Bastian, sweater by Paul Smith, pants by Alexis Mabille (random, I know), double monks by Robert Geller (or from his show anyway)
All images from GQ
Continuing the trend of Harry Potter Week, let’s re-examine Bellatrix Lestrange. She’s probably my favorite character in the books and who can deny the genius behind Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal in the films? Sure, she’s a killer and sure she’s mad but aren’t the mad ones always the BEST ones? Can’t wait to see how HBC turns it out in Deathly Hallows. Enjoy.
1. Neville Longbottom? How’s the folks?
Dress by Ann Demeulemeester, cape by Comme des Garcons, shoes and tights by Balmain
2. Escape from Azkaban
Dress by Yohji Yamamoto, cape by Rick Owens, shoes by Phillip Lim
3. I think Molly Weasley just called me a bitch…WTF?!
Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, shoes by Christian Dior
All images from Vogue UK.
Ahoy mateys! So, as Textbook is now almost a year and half old, I seem to be running out of ideas. Luckily, the seasons of fashion change giving me new ways to experiment. Having said that, I’d like to revisit Joan of Arc. Our heroine is responsible for bringing a nation together in a time of great crisis and unrest. As fate would have it, political turmoil and intrigue put Joan to a cruel fate and she was burned as a witch and heretic by the English. Of course, one wonders how exactly Joan would fair in this age? Would she have an epic twitter following? A life-casting blog? Or perhaps she’d be a commanding officer, either way you can’t deny her lasting impression on the world.
1. Peasant Joan
Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Peter Pilotto
2. To battle! Raawwrr!
Dress by Rodarte, shoes by Alexander McQueen
3. St. Joan
Dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Rodarte
And as I said, I’ve been finding it very difficult to come up with new characters…I implore you to leave suggestions in my ask box and thank you kindly for all those already sent! You can also e-mail them to me. Enjoy your weekend, Tumblr!
All images from Vogue.
Everybody knows the story of My Fair Lady. Two bored aristocrats happen upon a girl who might be a little down on her luck but because of the grit of the street they can’t see how pretty she is. They decide to take her under their wing as some kind of game or sport. A few scenes later they throw her in a nice dress and suddenly they fall in love because she’s beautiful. Rags to riches, blah blah blah. Maybe that was a little harsh, but that’s the basic story. Let’s watch Eliza’s transformation through the story, shall we?
1. I’m poor, buy flowers from me.
Skirt by Rodarte, shirt by Jil Sander, shoes by Chloe
2. Now I’m going to the embassy ball, yay!
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Nina Ricci
3. I could have danced all night
Dress by Chloe, shoes by Dries Van Noten.
sidenote: these are out of order. but it looks better with the odlr in the middle, sue me.
All images from Vogue.
Quite suprisingly, I got a lot of requests for Poison Ivy. Anyway, here she is…the Venus Flytrap of Gotham City and general hobag! Many of you will know that she was once a friendly scientist but was then transformed into Uma Thurman to wreak havoc on the poor citizens of Gotham. Luckily for us, Batman, Robin and Alicia Silverstone (for some generations) were there to save the day. Although, has me thinking Poison Ivy had it right all along. Oh well.
1. I’m Dr. Pamela Isley, I’m just a Dr.
Dress by Chloe, shoes by Dries Van Noten, bag by Oscar de la Renta
2. I’m POISON…
Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, tights by Balmain, shoes by Emilio Pucci
3. POISON IVYYYYY…
Dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Rick Owens
All images from Vogue.