The Talented Mr. Ripley tells the tale of a man who becomes obsessed with wealth, power and his friend. The book begins in New York, where down-on-his-luck Tom Ripley is approached by the wealthy Mr. Greenleaf to help him find his son, Dickie. Tom, an acquaintance of Dickie agrees to help. He soon finds himself in London forming a friendship with Dickie and his girlfriend, Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth starts to resent their friendship and founds a blog called Goop. Tom becomes more obsessed by the day—imitating Dickie and his lifestyle. Sensing Dickie is tiring of him and his antics, Tom murders Dickie while on vacation and assumes his identity. Gwyneth, having now successfully written a cookbook, turns her attention finding her lost boyfriend. Along with Mr. Greenleaf and a detective they catch up with Tom. The truth is nearly exposed, but some convenient assumptions exonerate Tom. He escapes his crime and is free to live his life, followed by the fear of capture and the guilt of murder. Murder most foul.
1. Help me I’m poor…
Shirt by D & G, shorts by Corneliani, shoes by Louis Vuitton
2. Look at Me, I’m Dickie
Coat by Canali, shirt and scarf by Kenzo, pants by Hermes, shoes by Maison Martin Margiela
3. On the run
Jacket, shirt, bag and tie by Louis Vuitton, pants by Viktor & Rolf, shoes by Prada
Good Tuesday morning to you all. I hope you’re enjoying your week thus far as we continue to celebrate the fast approaching release of Deathly Hallows. Good god, I was in the seventh grade when the first book came out and now at nearly 25, I can’t contain my excitement. Yesterday, I received quite a few requests for Professor Trelawny…so, like…here she is. Professor Trelawny is the perfect representation of that oddball teacher that we’ve all had before—a little eccentric, endearingly enthusiastic and somewhat mad. Naturally, eccentric enthusiastic madness means awesome clothes. Enjoy.
1. We’re going to cast ourselves into the BEYOND!
Skirt and socks by Rodarte, shirt and scarf by Paul Smith, shoes by Chloe
2. Look at the cup, WHAT DO YOU SEE!?
Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, coat by John Galliano, shoes by Hermes
3. Hurling crystal balls at Death Eaters
Dress by Marni, bag by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Peter Pilotto
So, who shall I post tomorrow?
All images from Vogue UK.
i’ll make this one really simple. when styling king george iii, all i thought about was how somebody would look if they would tax without representation. done.
1: heck no am i giving up the colonies: coat by dunhill, sweater by bottega veneta, shirt by dries van noten, pants by michael bastian, shoes by hermes, bag by dunhill
2: go mercantilism: coat by canali, pants and shoes by paul smith, sweater by spurr
3: a tea party? in boston?: trench by dries van noten, suit by paul smith.
willie wonka part 3, willie wonka. he’s eccentric and makes chocolate for a living. done.
1: welcome to the factory: suit by paul smith, shirt by dries van noten, tie by dunhill, shoes by hermes, hat by ferragamo
2: in the land of vermicious kenids: coat by burberry prorsum, pants and shoes by paul smith, hat by paul smith
3: taking a spin in the glass elevator: coat by prada, shirt and tie by louis vuitton, pants and shoes by dries van noten, hat by ferragamo
it’s everybody’s favorite little rich girl, veruca salt. if you’re familiar with the book and the willie wonka films, then you know she is the epitome of spoiled brat. in fact, state of the art wonka equipment determines she is a “bad egg” and sends her down to the garbage after this (i recommend clicking if you’re not familiar) little rant. her father had a nasty habit of following every demand she made, so there’s no telling what a penchant for fashion would do. i’d imagine she’d just point, command and purchase…brat.
1: i want a golden goose: dress by dolce and gabbana, tights and shoes by bottega veneta, bag by dolce and gabbana
2: give it to me now!: dress by phillip lim 3.1, fur by derek lam, tights and shoes by dkny, bag by hermes (birkin, naturally)
3: don’t care how, i want it now: dress by tory burch, shoes and socks by brian reyes, bag by louis vuitton