i always felt like desdemona of shakespeare’s othello was helpless. like a lot of shakespearean damsels, she was the pawn of schemes around her. she up and left venice to elope and accompany othello in his travels. as the plot unfolds we see that she is made to look like a two timing hussie with cassio by iago. all this is done because iago feels cassio was wrongly promoted over him by othello. confused? no worries…it’s shakespeare. anyway, upon duping othello into thinking cassio and desdemona were knocking boots, othello promises iago a promotion if he kills cassio. iago in turn convinces roderigo, who is in love with desdemona to kill cassio. things start getting crazy, othello smothers desdemona, iago kills roderigo, iago kills emilia, othello kills himself and then iago gets arrested. that’s a super bare bones version but as you can see, desdemona was pretty helpless…so she’d probably wear flowy dresses, right?
1: eloping with othello: dress by alberta feretti, shoes by valentino
2: i lost my handkerchief: dress by christian dior, shoes by stella mccartney
3: othello is being so mean: dress by giambattista valli, shoes by azzaro
quick blogger friend monday: did y’all know giambattista valli runs his own tumblr? he’s probably the best live-blog of the met gala right now. so get to it and follow him.
yesterday, i went to the bronx zoo with about 40 of my relatives (we have a big family). anyway, i spent the greater part of my day at the sea lion fountain which got me thinking about feist’s song sea lion woman. one thing lead to another and i decided to post it here. so enjoy, feist’s sea lion woman. the song is posted so you can have a listen.
1: dressed in green silver lining and golden seams: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten, clutch by marc jacobs
2: dressed in black, wink at the man, then stab him in his back: coat by burberry prorsum, dress by dennis basso, shoes by giambattista valli, bag by 3.1 phillip lim
3: dressed in blue, call on the man and hope he knows what he can do: dress by prada, shoes by givenchy, bag by louis vuitton