i had a lot of requests for esther from the bell jar, so here goes. regardless of her mental issues, i think esther was probably really a little quirky, off beat and likable, especially in this day and age. so she didn’t like the glitz trampy new york city life? who could blame her? most people i know are much like her, same sort of career (she interned at a fashion mag) and same distaste for the “scene” of it all. eventually, esther’s mental health deteriorated and she entered treatment. she equates her depression to being trapped under a bell jar, struggling to breath and survive. after several suicide attempts, esther moves to a new facility with a new doctor, dr. nolan. she prescribes electro-shock therapy and has esther fitted for a diaphragm, freeing her from fear of sex and its consequences. additionally, her friend joan commits suicide—helping esther fully understand death and the story ends esther heading to an exit interview. hooray, esther kicks ass.
1: i’m interning at a fashion magazine: dress by oscar de la renta, jacket by jason wu, sandals by bottega veneta
2: with dr. nolan: dress by marc by marc jacobs, shoes by ferragamo, bag by celine
3: exit interview: marc jacobs head to toe
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everybody loves matilda. it’s a great story and probably all children in america have read the book. also, who wouldn’t want her awesome super powers? for those of you who need a refresh, matilda was a young girl who loved books. as soon as she was able, she read everything possible in the library-partly to learn and partly as an escape from her wretched family. eventually, she went to school where she met the encouraging ms. honey and the dreaded trunchbull. as you might expect, many adventures ensued mostly involving freeing the school of the trunchbull’s tyrannous reign via matilda’s ability to move objects with her mind. all ends well and matilda ends up finding a loving mother in ms. honey. given her exceptional intelligence i think if matilda were older, she’d rock that tweed/collegiate/librarian look pretty well.
1: off to school: dress by cynthia steffe, coat by dkny, socks and shoes by marni
2: fancy matilda!: marc jacobs
3: afternoon in the library: sweatshirt by marc jacobs, skirt by aquilano.rimondi, shoes and socks by salvatore ferragamo
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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
at last, the post photoshop ate this morning. napoleon was a pretty interesting guy. his image is hard to mistake thanks to portraits left behind. a few artists that always come to mind are delacroix, david and ingres. each portrait shows napoleon as all powerful and all conquering…with a little flair for the dramatic. of course, not everybody thinks of him like that, but i bet you that’s what he wanted. hence, some crazy power coats.
1: oh, you don’t know me?: coat and scarf by ferragamo, pants by paul smith, sweater by prada, boots by louis vuitton
2: i’m crossing the alps, you should know me: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by ferragamo, vintage boots
3: i’m the emperor, get wise: coat by gilded age, sweater by agnes b, shirt by jil sander, pants by dries van noten, shoes by ferragamo
following suit to the wendy post yesterday, here is peter pan. of course, he’s grown up a bit…even though that’s technically impossible. of course, peter is much more suited to spring 2010 than fall, but what can ya do. not much else to say.
1: hanging around neverland: jacket by burberry prorsum, shirt by band of outsiders, pants by michael bastian, boots by dolce and gabbana
2: peter’s shadow: jacket by neil barret, shirt by richard chai, leggings, sandals and kilt by givenchy
3: chillin with princess tiger lily: jacket by c.p. company, shirt by dolce and gabbana, jeans by bottega veneta, boots by ferragamo