DISCLAIMER: Today is my mother’s birthday, so send good thoughts out to the world and reblog this like crazy so she feels special. This post was her suggestion.
Most of you probably won’t know who Theodate Pope Riddle is, so let me enlighten you. She was one of the first women architects in America and paved the way for many women working in the field today. She graduated from Miss Porter’s School (now just Porter’s/my backyard) and designed her family estate, Hillstead, in town.
Knowing Farmington as I do, I’d expect her style to be approachable, elegant and understated…more of the J.Crew and kate spade vibe than the Lily Pulitzer vibe. Hillstead now exists as a museum housing Hokusai prints, De Gas ballet dancers and Monet’s haystacks. We also walk the dogs here, it’s fun. Enjoy!
1. Taking a stroll on the lawn
Dress by Ralph Lauren, jacket by Proenza Schouler, shoes by Celine
2. The Annual Garden Auction
Dress by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Valentino
3. Sketching in the sunken garden
Coat by Marc Jacobs, dress by Chloe, shoes by Jonathan Saunders
All images from Vogue UK.
Good Tuesday morning to you all. I hope you’re enjoying your week thus far as we continue to celebrate the fast approaching release of Deathly Hallows. Good god, I was in the seventh grade when the first book came out and now at nearly 25, I can’t contain my excitement. Yesterday, I received quite a few requests for Professor Trelawny…so, like…here she is. Professor Trelawny is the perfect representation of that oddball teacher that we’ve all had before—a little eccentric, endearingly enthusiastic and somewhat mad. Naturally, eccentric enthusiastic madness means awesome clothes. Enjoy.
1. We’re going to cast ourselves into the BEYOND!
Skirt and socks by Rodarte, shirt and scarf by Paul Smith, shoes by Chloe
2. Look at the cup, WHAT DO YOU SEE!?
Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, coat by John Galliano, shoes by Hermes
3. Hurling crystal balls at Death Eaters
Dress by Marni, bag by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Peter Pilotto
So, who shall I post tomorrow?
All images from Vogue UK.
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.
mrs. dalloway is all about a party that clarissa dalloway is hurrying to prepare. it takes place in one day and follows her around london as she ties up some loose ends and thinks on her life choices, particularly her marriage. the story also follows septimus w. smith who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after world war i. septimus seeks help for his troubles and when his attempts were dismissed, he is driven to suicide. his death becomes a topic of conversation at clarissa’s party between acquaintances and she quietly admires his actions. there’s a lot more to mrs. dalloway than meets the eye but i’ll let you figure the rest out. set in 1923 london, you can imagine the clothing was pretty amazing and that lovely style could easily carry on today. i highly recommend reading this one.
1: errands around londontown: cape by tory burch, dress by prada, shoes by dries van noten
2: i could’ve married peter, i totally could have: coat and bag by dries van noten, shirt by chloe, skirt by louis vuitton, shoes and socks by marc jacobs
3: party time: dress and tights by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten
p.s. thanks to all of you who suggested her, great call.