Hey look, a post. My apologies for the absence as of late, but then again I have no obligation to do this so apology revoked. Meh. Thanks for all the great suggestions the other day which included Carmen from the famous opera, Carmen. It’s a little bit complicated but let me give you the quick version. Carmen is a gypsy who works in a cigarette factory (DREAM JOB) and falls in love with Jose. Some craziness ensues after she stabs her coworker and they escape with some bandits. But, wouldn’t you know it, Carmen falls out of love with Jose and in love with another dude. Some time later, after some things happen, Jose pleads once more with Carmen to spend her life with him. She says no, and when she goes to check her tumblr he kills her. Oh, what a life. While we’re on the subject of Carmen, I highly suggest you listen to the famous Habanera…it’ll set your Wednesday off right.
1. I work in a cigarette factory, look at me!
Skirt by Bottega Veneta, shirt by Dries van Noten, shoes by Emilio Pucci
2. JOSE! MI AMOR!
Dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Chloe
3. JOSE! I HATE YOU.
Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Celine
If you’ve been keeping up with my personal blog and my tweets then you probably understand that I have a deep love for The Eagles. How could you not? There’s so much to love—Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling and of course Witchy Woman or in Seinfeld talk Witchaaay Woman. Of course, all music is subjective and Witchy Woman is about everybody’s particular dream woman. My Witchy Woman is different from your Witchy Woman. Not to say that the above is mine, but you get the idea. For this post I went with a little more of a literal understanding of the song and went after a hexing vibe. Enjoy it. Don’t forget to listen to the song below.
1. Raven hair
Dress by Gucci, shoes by Emilio Pucci
2. Ruby lips
Cape by Lanvin, dress by Meadham Kirchoff, shoes and tights by Prabal Gurung
3. Sparks fly from her fingertipssss
Dress by Prabal Gurung, boots by Rodarte
Don’t mind the AWFUL music video below, enjoy the song…
Fair warning to you all, now that The Borgias has started on Showtime I’ll probably be rediscovering my love for Italian Renaissance history. I’ve done a few before, Catherine Medici is around here somewhere but anyway, I digress. The Borgia family is notorious for their corruption and power plays in Rome during the late 1400’s. The patriarch of the family famously bought his Papal throne at the Vatican and played his family accordingly. Of course, for any young woman in a powerful family was used as a token of alliance by marriage. Enter Lucrezia Borgia who married into another powerful Catholic family and then another and then another, all surrounded by a little mystery. There are very few surviving portraits of the Borgia heiress but she was allegedly quite beautiful, cunning and at one time as corrupt as the rest of her family. Although, as she became older and raised her children her image did clean up a bit. But I dare to say she was far from angelic. By today’s standards she’d be you know, totally normal. Not sure why I put her in all black but damn she fine.
1. “I don’t think my father, the guardian of the Catholic faith, would be too pleased to hear about this”
Dress by Alberta Feretti, shoes by Bottega Veneta
2. “You know who’s looking fine tonight?” “Cesare Borgia” “Okay, you did not just say that, he is your brother” “What? He’s a good kisser.”
Dress by Emilio Pucci, coat by Fendi, shoes by Lanvin
3. “She has two painted portraits and a silver carriage”
Dress by Versace, shoes by Gucci
Weird how relevant Mean Girls is to her. Ha.
If you’re on tumblr, I’m hoping you have the deep appreciation for The Addams Family that I do. After all, before there was Lydia Deetz, there was Wednesday Addams. I think I may have watched Addams Family Values over 100 times as a kid which may explain my cynical nature. I too longed to destroy Camp Chippewa. Anyway, this is Morticia, Matriarch of the Addams clan. Nobody pulls off a sexy black dress quite like she does.
1. “You’ve placed Fester under some bizarre sexual spell…I respect that”
Dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Yves Saint Laurent
2. “Oh no he [The Cat in the Hat] lives”
Dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Haider Ackermann
3. “At his request, I would crawl on my belly through hat coals and broken glass!” “Why wait?”
Dress by Lanvin, shoes by Moschino
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.