yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of to kill a mockingbird. as such, let’s commemorate it with a scout finch post. i never thought of maycomb as a particularly fashionable town, but i always thought scout was pretty kickass. she reminds me a lot of elizabeth bennet, just somebody who’ll call you on your shit and knows right from wrong etc. anyway, she spent her summers with her brother jem and their friend dill. after a civil trial hits town, their lives get really interesting. scout’s father atticus defends an innocent man charged with raping a woman in town. despite evidence to exonerate the accused, he is found guilty and shot as he tries to escape prison. the girl’s family is humiliated and her father vows revenge against atticus. eventually, he attacks scout and her brother jem as they come home from a halloween pageant. luckily, their elusive neighbor boo radley (the subject of many scout, jem and dill’s summer adventures) comes to their aid. there’s a lot more to it but you should find the rest out on your own. it’s one of the greatest books ever.
1: watching the trial from the balcony: dress by rachel comey, shoes and socks by marc jacobs, bag by ralph lauren
2: hanging around maycomb with jem and dill: dress and coat thing by marc jacobs, boots by michael kors
3: picking up a gift from boo radley: dress by cynthia steffe, shoes by ferragamo
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hermione granger is awesome. she’s the best. she punches draco, she time travels so she can do more homework and she duels with bellatrix like no other. i have nothing else to say.
1: in the restricted section: cape by cynthia steffe, shorts by proenza schouler (pre-fall), shoes by marc by marc jacobs
2: going to the yule ball with victor krum: dress and bag by derek lam, shoes by nina ricci
3: popping by the three broomsticks: shirt by marc jacobs, skirt by miu miu, shoes by rachel comey
everybody loves matilda. it’s a great story and probably all children in america have read the book. also, who wouldn’t want her awesome super powers? for those of you who need a refresh, matilda was a young girl who loved books. as soon as she was able, she read everything possible in the library-partly to learn and partly as an escape from her wretched family. eventually, she went to school where she met the encouraging ms. honey and the dreaded trunchbull. as you might expect, many adventures ensued mostly involving freeing the school of the trunchbull’s tyrannous reign via matilda’s ability to move objects with her mind. all ends well and matilda ends up finding a loving mother in ms. honey. given her exceptional intelligence i think if matilda were older, she’d rock that tweed/collegiate/librarian look pretty well.
1: off to school: dress by cynthia steffe, coat by dkny, socks and shoes by marni
2: fancy matilda!: marc jacobs
3: afternoon in the library: sweatshirt by marc jacobs, skirt by aquilano.rimondi, shoes and socks by salvatore ferragamo
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take a minute to listen to the audio clip below. i love this song so much, always puts a smile on my face. the song sings of elenore, who is styled above. written in 1968, i imagine the elenore of then to be one of those music loving free spirit types. it was a great era for music and just in general, lots of moving and shaking happening. elenore of today would be similar, music loving, free spirited and just one of those personalities that’s so attractive. not so much the coolest girl in school but that girl that nobody has a problem with. gee, she’s swell.
1: i really want you elenore baby: dress by anna sui, jacket by isabel marant, boots by balmain
2: you’re my pride and joy et cetera: shirt by erin wasson, jeans by tory burch, boots by burberry, coat by balmain
3: elenore, gee, i think you’re swell: dress by cynthia steffe, tights and shoes by anna sui, jacket by burberry
phoebe caulfield is a strong part of her brother holden’s life. she represents the innocent type that he so longs to protect from the world. she, in her youth and demeanor is the catch the catcher in the rye is trying to save…if that makes any sense. phoebe is portrayed as a wise and mature kid. you can tell she’d be one of those completely cool characters and very little in life would rattle her. upon growing older, i’m willing to bet she’d sort of steer clear of the fashion scene and would be a roll with the punches type. the collegiate vibe going on this fall would suit her quite well.
1: dress by dkny, coat by cynthia steffe, shoes and socks by karen walker
2: blazer and cardigan by rag and bone, shirt by peter jensen, skirt by dkny, hat by dvf, boots by erin fetherston
3: jacket by dkny, dress by erin fetherston, shoes by peter jensen