i had a few requests come through for violet baudelaire from a series of unfortunate events. glad i did, because all the baudelaire children are pretty awesome, maybe i’ll do klaus soon. anyways, all the baudelaire kids have special talents…in the case of violet she could invent anything and essentially solve any problem, awesome. her parents were adventurers so you can imagine that she grew up in a fun household and was quite the interesting character. of course, the stories details the kid’s battle with the evil count olaf who will stop at nothing to get at their orphaned inheritance. i recommend.
1: pasta puttanesca: dress and tights by bottega veneta, cape by vena cava, shoes by dries van noten
2: escaping from count olaf’s car on the tracks: dress by miu miu, shoes by ferragamo
3: stuck at aunt josephine’s house: coat by 3.1 phillip lim, dress and tights by prada, shoes by miu miu
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do you know dracula? he ate the cullens one time.
glad that is out of the way, on to mina harker. in bram stoker’s original novel, mina was the wife of jonathan harker who was imprisoned in dracula’s castle with three crazy she vampires. eventually, he was able to escape to budapest. mina, his dutiful and angelic lover visits him and the pair marry before returning to england. when they return they find mina’s crazy friend lucy has been killed by a blood sucking beast! dracula. oh no, shit’s getting real. the two join up with van helsing to destroy dracula forever but before they do that, dracula sinks his teeth in to mina and curses her to turn vampire when she dies. ruh-roh.
so, mina and dracula now share this strange psychic and magical connection but eventually the group takes dracula down and mina’s soul is spared. it’s one of my favorite books ever.
1: i’m going to budapest to visit jonathan: dress by oscar de la renta, jacket by dries van noten, shoes by proenza schouler
2: i’m under dracula’s control, fudgeeee: dress and tights by christian dior, coat by viktor and rolf, shoes by balmain
3: i’m free of the spell, booyah! all rodarte and all angelic.
you don’t get a more badass teacher than minerva mcgonagall. she’s always been one of my favorite harry potter characters…maybe because she reminds me of some of my middle school teachers. anyway, you can’t really get anything by her and she obviously played a huge role in harry’s life. the above looks might be a little bit of a stretch, perhaps they’re better suited to a younger mcgonnagall. either way, minerva is awesome. this is probably the last of the harry potter posts, unless you guys have any other suggestions.
1: dropping off harry in little whinging: coat by stella mccartney, dress by dries van noten, shoes and tights by prada
2: chaperoning the yule ball: alexander mcqueen
a trip to hogsmeade: coat by dolce and gabanna, shirt and dress by ralph lauren, 3: shoes by dries van noten
mrs. dalloway is all about a party that clarissa dalloway is hurrying to prepare. it takes place in one day and follows her around london as she ties up some loose ends and thinks on her life choices, particularly her marriage. the story also follows septimus w. smith who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after world war i. septimus seeks help for his troubles and when his attempts were dismissed, he is driven to suicide. his death becomes a topic of conversation at clarissa’s party between acquaintances and she quietly admires his actions. there’s a lot more to mrs. dalloway than meets the eye but i’ll let you figure the rest out. set in 1923 london, you can imagine the clothing was pretty amazing and that lovely style could easily carry on today. i highly recommend reading this one.
1: errands around londontown: cape by tory burch, dress by prada, shoes by dries van noten
2: i could’ve married peter, i totally could have: coat and bag by dries van noten, shirt by chloe, skirt by louis vuitton, shoes and socks by marc jacobs
3: party time: dress and tights by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten
p.s. thanks to all of you who suggested her, great call.
the glass children were very unique. their parents were former vaudeville dancers and as child geniuses they participated in many radio quiz shows. however, this upbringing made for very interesting adulthood. franny, the youngest of the glass family finds herself in a quarter life crisis at college. on a trip to visit her boyfriend for the yale game (presumably at princeton) her thoughts get the better of her and she struggles with the ego driven collegiate world and her spirituality. she had been reading the way of the pilgrim, which details the constantly spoken jesus prayer. having fainted, she is taken home to new york where her brother, zooey, helps her resolve her struggles. who hasn’t had a crazy existential crisis in college? seriously.
1: lunch before the yale game: shirt and bag by rachel comey, skirt by marc jacobs, shoes by dries van noten
2: freaking out on the couch: sweatshirt by dries van noten, shirt and skirt by dkny, shoes by ferragamo
3: all better: dress and bag by kenzo, boots by michael kors