Spotted this on Garance Dore’s jam, and it’s great:
Olympia Le-Tan, most known for her book clutches, and filmmaker Spike Jonze collaborated on this video. It’s a fine example of stop-animation and features one of my favorite literary characters, Mina Harker from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and of course, Macbeth.
Check it out, well worth the time.
With the return of True Blood, everybody’s favorite pornographic program with a strong storyline, I was thinking about vampires. Of course, when anybody with half a brain and a weird reading list thinks of vampires, they think of Bram Stoker and the original tale. I’ve posted on Dracula before, his victims and his wives. But, Prada Fall 2012 in specific read very Nosferatu, so I figured it was worth revisiting. So here he is, the original blood sucking BAMF, Dracula.
1. I have 3 wives and I ain’t even Mormon!
Coat by Prada, suit by Canali, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana
2. This cape hides my wings, because sometimes I become a bat monster thing.
Cape by Dolce & Gabbana, shirt and jacket by Simon Spurr, pants and shoes by Burberry
3. I’m just sad because I lost my wife and impaled a lot of people at some point. Pity me, I’m a pitiful creature of darkness.
Coat and vest by Rag & Bone, shirt, tie, shoes and pants by Valentino
did you know dracula was mormon? well…i mean he was a bigamist and had three wives, could’ve been on big love. anyway, his three wives lived in his castle with him and found it amusing to prey on his guests. now you may remember from some dracula posts a few weeks ago, that one of these guests was his lawyer, jonathan harker. while staying with the count, mr. harker got pretty familiar with these horrific vampire brides and they tortured him like crazies. think about it though, if you’re immortal…i bet you really hone your sense of style. hmmm…also, these brides would snap that bella bitch like a twig, LIKE A TWIG.
1: wife no. 1: dress by balmain, boots by jean paul gaultier
2: wife numero dos: dress by john galliano, tights and shoes by bottega veneta
3: wife c: dress by tsumori chisato, tights and shoes by rodarte
other posts from of the dracula persuasion…
continuing on with bram stoker’s dracula, may i present lucy westerna. lucy was mina’s best friend. she was the beautiful, angelic 19 year old daughter of an aristocratic family. she is loved by three suitors, all who propose to her on the same day but her health quickly and mysteriously deteriorates. one of her suitors calls his friend, dr. van helsing to remedy her illness. they soon learn that dracula has been draining lucy’s blood and unfortunately, it’s too late. soon after she is buried, children in town begin disappearing and several report seeing a “bloofer” (read: beautiful) woman walking the streets. that bloofer is lucy’s damned vampire self. dracula had doomed her to vampirism and it is up to van helsing and the men who loved her to set her soul free. rather gruesomely, they destroy the vampire and free lucy’s soul. that’s some heavy shit.
1: a visit from mina: dress by erin fetherston, shoes by valentino
2: i feel sick: dress by christian dior, tight things by rodarte, shoes by dvf
3: the bloofer lady: rodarte
All images from Style.com.
presenting the original vampire, count motherfucking dracula. unlike other vampires i might mention, he doesn’t sparkle. he doesn’t hate werewolves, he commands them. he can shape shift into anything and change the weather. he lives with three vampire brides in his castle and wants to take over the world.
don’t mess with count dracula, he’ll bite you. in all seriousness, i’m begging you to read the original by bram stoker…it’s so damn good.
1: welcome to my castle, mr. harker: coat by alexander mcqueen, shirt by givenchy, pants and shoes by costume national
2: traveling to london with my transylvania dirt: coat by alexander mcqueen, shirt and sweater by prada, pants by dior homme, boots by paul smith
3: settling real estate matters in london before i bite lucy…and mina: suit and shoes by dolce and gabbana
and p.s. it’s tumblr tuesday, care to recommend me?
all images from gq.com