the lion the witch and the wardrobe was probably one of the first books that i actually enjoyed, a rare feat in my childhood. i loved all the characters but the most memorable was definitely the white witch. who could forget the villain that blanketed narnia in a seemingly endless winter? badass. she’s the epitome of ice queen and definitely was an artist at exacting revenge. her style would definitely be severe to show her power and personality. also, i’d imagine she’d wear all white to blend in with her beloved winter. so beware, if you’re schlepping through narnia and some crazy woman on a sled offers you turkish delight, scream stranger danger and head for the hills.
1: ugh, asland, ugh: dress and scarf by maison martin margiela, tights and shoes by rodarte
2: welcome to my ice castle, i am crazy: dress and shoes by givenchy, gloves by lanvin, headpiece by karl lagerfeld
3: i hate cats: dress by elie saab haute couture, headpiece by givenchy, shoes by christian dior
everybody knows madeline. she’s the world’s favorite and possibly only favorite, french girl. attending school in paris, madeline was the smallest in her class yet didn’t let that stop her (few french do…napoleon i’m looking in your direction) from being a leader. she had great adventures while roaming the streets and you can imagine she grew up to be quite the character. as such, in the tradition of eloise and anastasia, i outfitted madeline for her elder years. also, you can bet she would be friends with the likes of eloise and anastasia and would’ve probably been presented at the crillon ball and all that jazz. oh madeline, you’re so crazy.
1: i’m a french girl, so this is what i wear, natch: dress by chanel, shoes and socks by dior
2: i will always have a yellow hat and blue outerwear: cape by chloe, beret by sonia rykiel, shoes by yves saint laurent, dress by marni
3: i have a date with pepito: dress by elie saab, shoes by lanvin, jacket by isabel marant
madame du barry certainly had an interesting past about her. being little more than a streetwalker in paris, she elevated herself to the highest ranks of the french court. although her means were not so civilized by our standards, she got where she wanted to go. granted, she had an agenda and probably calculated every move in her rise to power but you can’t deny she did it well. using your wiles to get what you want is a common game, was then, and is now. however, whether you’re in prerevolutionary france or the digital age, you best dress the part. du barry was famous for her style and were she alive today, she’d continue the tradition.
1: walking the streets in paris: dress by elie saab, shoes by hussein chalayan
2: rising to power: dress by matthew williamson, shoes by givenchy
3: exiled: dress by isabel marant, tights and shoes by collette dinnigan