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.
i always felt like desdemona of shakespeare’s othello was helpless. like a lot of shakespearean damsels, she was the pawn of schemes around her. she up and left venice to elope and accompany othello in his travels. as the plot unfolds we see that she is made to look like a two timing hussie with cassio by iago. all this is done because iago feels cassio was wrongly promoted over him by othello. confused? no worries…it’s shakespeare. anyway, upon duping othello into thinking cassio and desdemona were knocking boots, othello promises iago a promotion if he kills cassio. iago in turn convinces roderigo, who is in love with desdemona to kill cassio. things start getting crazy, othello smothers desdemona, iago kills roderigo, iago kills emilia, othello kills himself and then iago gets arrested. that’s a super bare bones version but as you can see, desdemona was pretty helpless…so she’d probably wear flowy dresses, right?
1: eloping with othello: dress by alberta feretti, shoes by valentino
2: i lost my handkerchief: dress by christian dior, shoes by stella mccartney
3: othello is being so mean: dress by giambattista valli, shoes by azzaro
wendy moira angela darling is the most ridiculous name in the world, it’s so long. nevertheless, several people requested a wendy post. to be fair, i thought it was an awesome idea so props to you kids. everybody pretty much knows the deal with wendy. long story short - she flies to neverland, hangs out, decides to be a grown up and goes home. however in the end, she finds herself wondering if peter will ever return. sad trombone.
1: her famous nightgown (made famous by disney): dress by christian dior, shoes by marc jacobs
2: adventures in neverland: jacket by balmain, pants by tsumori chisato, shoes by marni
3: “you won’t forget to come for me, peter? please please don’t forget.”: dress by marc jacobs, coat by christian dior, shoes by stella mccartney
1: christian dior fall 2009 shoes: “timberrrr!”
christian dior a/w 2010
thoughts: easily one of my favorites to come out of europe thus far. particularly refreshing after balmain which sort of let me down. still love them but i liked spring way way way better. all in all the equestrian thing was a great take on the couture show. the references to the fabled “new look” are still there as well. a definite pastoral vibe happening, so refreshing to see. dior=awesome.com/equestrian.html.