You see this? You see this right here? This is Queen Elizabeth I. She was pretty much the most badass monarch to grace England…right up there with Eleanor of Aquitane and Queen Vicky (Victoria and I were on a nickname basis.) I’m sure you all know her well from your high school history classes and various wikipedia adventures so I won’t get into it. But let’s just say if you ascend the throne only to become a patron of the arts and fearless leader you’d probably have some pretty sick style.
1. An Armada? Please Phillip, this is so childish.
Dress by Christopher Kane, shoes by Dries van Noten
2. You know what, we’re gonna call this “The Golden Age.”
Dress by Giambattista Valli, shoes by Alexander McQueen
3. Seriously? I’m Henry VIII’s daughter, you have no idea who you’re messing with.
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, jacket by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Nina Ricci
All images from Vogue UK.
Everybody knows the story of My Fair Lady. Two bored aristocrats happen upon a girl who might be a little down on her luck but because of the grit of the street they can’t see how pretty she is. They decide to take her under their wing as some kind of game or sport. A few scenes later they throw her in a nice dress and suddenly they fall in love because she’s beautiful. Rags to riches, blah blah blah. Maybe that was a little harsh, but that’s the basic story. Let’s watch Eliza’s transformation through the story, shall we?
1. I’m poor, buy flowers from me.
Skirt by Rodarte, shirt by Jil Sander, shoes by Chloe
2. Now I’m going to the embassy ball, yay!
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Nina Ricci
3. I could have danced all night
Dress by Chloe, shoes by Dries Van Noten.
sidenote: these are out of order. but it looks better with the odlr in the middle, sue me.
All images from Vogue.
Quite suprisingly, I got a lot of requests for Poison Ivy. Anyway, here she is…the Venus Flytrap of Gotham City and general hobag! Many of you will know that she was once a friendly scientist but was then transformed into Uma Thurman to wreak havoc on the poor citizens of Gotham. Luckily for us, Batman, Robin and Alicia Silverstone (for some generations) were there to save the day. Although, has me thinking Poison Ivy had it right all along. Oh well.
1. I’m Dr. Pamela Isley, I’m just a Dr.
Dress by Chloe, shoes by Dries Van Noten, bag by Oscar de la Renta
2. I’m POISON…
Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, tights by Balmain, shoes by Emilio Pucci
3. POISON IVYYYYY…
Dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Rick Owens
All images from Vogue.
i know you all love a good jane austen book, so let’s move on to mansfield park shall we? it’s pretty typical of austen’s work, love stories gone haywire and a happy-ish ending all set in an idyllic english setting. mansfield park focuses on young fanny price. fanny is from a poor family and she’s sent to live with her rich cousins, the bertrams at mansfield park. because of her background, all her cousins but edmund mistreat her. naturally (should i say ausently?), she falls in love with him. it’s not until her uncle thomas leaves to take care of his plantation that things start to get crazy. these kids, the crawfords show up and start being all fun and fashionable. basically, they all toy with each other’s emotions until fanny and edmund finally realize their incestuous love. okay, there’s more to it (including some juicy scandals) than that but just read it. i’m tired.
1: i’m just a poor girl from a poor family (oh mama mia mama mia mama mia let me go!): coat by burberry prorsum, dress by marc jacobs, shoes by stella mccartney…maybe she isn’t so poor…
2: “yah but he’s my first cousin”: coat by oscar de la renta, dress (you can barely see) dries van noten, shoes by bottega veneta
3: “it’s called incest arlene and it’s against the law” imagine this is her wedding getup: dress by anna sui, shoes by marc jacobs
oh hey now hey now, it’s tumblr tuesday…would you like to recommend textbook?
All images from Style.com.