With the couture shows coming up, I figured now would be a good time to look at them through the eyes of the original 150 Pokémon. To be honest, it’s fairly simple to find them in couture…maybe a little too simple. Next time you’re looking at a collection, think about it and see what happens. There are at least 5 Vileplumes every season.
1. Giambattista Valli and Ivysaur
2. Jean Paul Gaultier and Alakazam
3. Chanel and Clefable
4. Alexis Mabille and Vaporeon
5. Christian Dior and Chansey
I think this is the third time I’ve posted about Daisy Buchanan, but the hubub about the upcoming movie put me in the mood to look at The Great Gatsby. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan and is in love with Jay Gatsby, commonly known to all American High School Students as The Great Gatsby. And certainly, after the movie comes out, they’ll all know him as Leonardo DiCaprio. Shame. At the climax of the book, shit gets out of hand and Daisy basically ruins as many lives as she can in one night. Stupid Daisy, you used to be cool.
1. Mrs. Buchanan
Coat by Prada, dress by Christopher Kane, shoes by Chloe
2. But I love Gatsby
Skirt by Christian Dior, top by Christopher Kane, shoes by I forget.
3. I ruin lives and I don’t care
Dress by Celine, Coat and fur by Miu Miu, shoes by Oscar de la Renta
Lydia Deets is one of my favorite apathetic characters ever. Having watched Beetlejuice many times in my childhood, I like to think that her general negative attitude toward everything rubbed off on me. I can only my children grow up with the same pessimistic outlook. Anyway, Lydia finds herself stuck in Connecticut with her frantic mother and simple father. Little do they know, their new home is where the ghosts of Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis live, isn’t that fun? Lydia forms a relationship with them and has various misadventures in the netherworld where she runs into Beetlejuice. I’m a little hazy on the details but there are sandworms and witch doctors and almost a wedding. Also, the cartoon version was great.
1. Bride of Beetlejuice
Dress by Prabal Gurung, vest by Maison Martin Margiela, shoes by Celine
2. I myself am strange and unusual
Dress by Commun, coat by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Carven
3. Shake, Shake, Shake Senora
Dress by Christian Dior, vest by Lanvin, shoes by Acne
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Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall 2008/2009
Everybody is speculating who will replace John Galliano, the anti-semetic pirate, at Christian Dior. It would be great to see Christian Lacroix step in there. Galliano was from the romantic school of designers that came out of the U.K. and there are very few of them left—the only one that really comes to mind is Vivienne Westwood and I can’t imagine she would be able to fill the shoes at Dior and her own house. However, Lacroix has the same flair for drama that Galliano did when it comes to couture and has experience translating that to ready to wear (although, his ready to wear was never financially successful I think).
The difficult thing with replacing Galliano is the couture background of the house. When Valentino left his eponymous label, the mood of the couture show completely changed. It definitely marked a turn for the future at Valentino but Dior is so known for absurdity at couture. Also, with the restrictions on couture design from the French government, Lacroix is one of the only ones around with the experience to handle it.
photo via VOGUE UK.
So this past weekend I was boning up on my Greek Mythology, you know by watching Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief because I’m 13 and I thought I’d give Persephone a try. Traditionally she is known as queen of Hades but before that she was just a goddess who was chillin. One day she was hanging out with her nymph friends and Hades kidnapped her. TWIST! Meanwhile, back at Chez Olympus, her mother started flipping out and demanded that she be returned. Hades bowed to the gods’ will but before she left, Persephone ate some pomegranate seeds. As fate would have it, those who eat or drink in the Underworld must stay there FOREVER. However, Persephone was able to spend one season of the year in Hades and live the rest above. The Greeks believed this to be the reason behind the four season—when Persephone is in Hades, her mother’s sadness keeps us in winter. Fun.
1. Um, guyssss, what is Hades doing here?
Dress by Tsumori Chisato, shoes by Vivienne Westwood
2. Great, just great, I’m stuck in the underworld. BUT LOOK AT MY NEW DRESSSSS!
Dress by Christian Dior Haute Couture, shoes by Alexander McQueen
3. Peace out Hades.
Dress by Stella McCartney, shoes by Peter Pilotto
All images from Vogue UK.