So…we all know the Disney version of The Little Mermaid but I find the original version much more interesting. Actually, when it comes to fairy tales, the original is almost always better and way weirder. Anywho, the Disney version veers off after Ariel (if that is her real name) rescues the prince. The traditional telling has her drop him off at a temple until a girl comes and finds him. The mermaid is in love with the prince (riighhhht) so she sells her tongue to the sea witch for legs. Her new legs are so great they feel like stepping on knives every time she walks. Lucky for her the prince starts falling for her and LOVES to see her dance. Painful, right? In the end, the prince goes for the girl who rescued him at the temple and coincidentally enough, she’s a princess. YAAAAY! Now the mermaid has no soul because only the prince could give her a soul by marrying her…hmmmm. So, to exact revenge her sisters sell their hair for a dagger. If the mermaid stabs the prince and lets his blood drip on her feet she can return and be a mermaid. Weakling that she is she couldn’t bring herself to do it and threw herself off a cliff into the sea. WHAT?!
1. Look, I have legs now.
Dress by Nina Ricci, shoes by Aquilano Rimondi
2. Please don’t make me dance…
Dress by Dolce and Gabbana, jacket by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Alexander Mcqueen
3. I’ll just jump off this cliff now
Dress by Akris, shoes by Diane von Furstenberg
All images from Vogue.
I know I posted Titania quite recently, but Spring is so much more appropriate for this bitch. As any American high school student knows, Titania was the fairy queen from Will Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play focuses on four Athenians wandering the forest and in true Shakespeare style is riddled with mistaken identities and humor. Titania is battling her husband Oberon over a foundling child and she falls victim to a few of Oberon’s tricks. Long story short, everybody ends up happy. She’d be way happier if she dressed like this though, right?
1. I’m the Queen of the fairies, Bitch.
Dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Mary Katrantzou
2. Who are these damn Athenians?
Dress by Alexander Mcqueen, shoes by Chanel
3. Oberon is my boo
Dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Erdem
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All images from Vogue.
So here we have Aphrodite. There’s not really much to say about her, very self explanatory. She’s the Olympian goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Whenever you feel that little twang at your heart or…um, elsewhere…that’s her. Well, that is if you worship the Olympian gods and if you do that’s totally fine.
I. My Grecian LBD, Dress by Dolce and Gabbana, shoes by Bottega Veneta
II. I feel pretty, oh so pretty, Dress by Christopher Kane, shoes by Erdem
III. Oh you’re totally going to hook up, Dress by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Rodarte
All images from Vogue.
a lot of people assume i’m the type to enjoy revenge. i’m not gonna comment on that, but i will tell you a love a good tale of revenge, such as the count of monte cristo. the short version is—edmond dantes is betrayed by his best friend count fernand mondego, spends some time in a crap prison, makes some friends, finds some treasure and hatches a revenge scheme to end all revenge schemes. aside from sending edmond to prison, fernand also married his fiance mercedes. mercedes loved edmond and married fernand to protect her unborn child and is swept up in a world of money and status. naturally, part of edmond’s quest is to get back at mercedes for her running off with fernand but he eventually realizes he still loves her yada yada yada. it’s quite the confusing little story, but it’s so damn good. readddd itt.
1: mercedes, the fisherman’s daughter: dress by kenzo, coat by ralph lauren, shoes by missoni
2: mercedes, countess mondego: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by dolce and gabbana
3: mercedes, countess of monte cristo: coat by oscar de la renta, dress by rochas, shoes by louis vuitton
All images from Style.com.
another pevensie post. peter always acted as the voice of reason among the kids and i feel like he was one of those all american types (despite being british). he was wicked smart and eventually was crowned king peter the magnificent. magnificent might be a stretch, but who am i to judge?
1: oh look, we’re in narnia: coat by burberry prorsum, shirt by michael bastian, pants by gilded age, vintage boots
2: oh great, now we have to rescue edmund: coat by ralph lauren, shirt by dolce and gabbana, jeans by gilded age, vintage boots
3: peter the magnificent: sweater by ferragamo, pants by dries van noten, boots by burberry prorsum
All images from GQ.com.