Eowyn is a secondary character in Lord of the Rings, but one of the most important. We don’t see her until The Two Towers, where she’s introduced as strong, independent and proud. She cares very much for her kingdom of Rohan and its king, Theodan. As the land slips closer and closer to Sauron’s hands, Eowyn refuses to be silent. Disguising herself as a man, she rides into The Battle of Gondor where she encounters Witch-king of Angmar, Lord of the Nazgul. After beheading his beast, she goes head to head with him to accomplish what no man before her was able to do.
1. To Helm’s Deep
Coat by Billy Reid, dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Isabel Marant
2. Holding Court at Edoras
Cape by Hermes, dress by Derek Lam, shoes by Chloe
3. “I Am No Man.”
Coat by Giambattista Valli, dress by Christopher Kane, boots by Prabal Gurung
Since you all loved Sandy, I thought I’d take a stab at ChaCha. Who could forget how she stole the spotlight from Sandy at the National Bandstand competition, or that crazy dress she wore. Alas, I could not find a dress to match her light blue on black with crazy ruffles and fishnet ensemble.
1. Riding in the wannabe Greased Lightning with the Evil Danny Zukko
Jacket by Burberry Prorsum, top by Proenza Schouler, pants by Balmain, boots by Isabel Marant
2. “They call me ChaCha, ‘cause I’m the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s”
Dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Calvin Klein
3. Thunder Road!
Dress by Calvin Klein, vest by Balenciaga, shoes by Haider Ackermann
What’s an Elizabeth Bennet post without one of her sisters? Let’s look at Lydia, the flirtatious frivolous one, the carefree one, the one who like just doesn’t care about anything. Her behavior puts her family’s reputation in jeopardy along with her own well-being. After running away with the villainous Mr. Wickham and he is bribed to marry her, she considers it a fine marriage. I don’t know, Lydia’s just a bit of an airhead. I know a lot of girls like Lydia and sooner or later things catch up with them and they go crazy. But it’s always fun to watch.
1. Sup boyzzzz
Dress by Isabel Marant, shoes by Peter Pilotto
2. Let’s go to the dance
Dress by Christopher Kane, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana
3. My husband loves me, because he’s paid to love me
Dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Marc Jacobs
All images from Vogue UK.
continuing with the music theme, let’s look at roxanne. for those of you not familiar, she’s the subject of the police’s song roxanne. she is a hooker and it’s about a man who’s in love with her and saying the hooking part of her life is over. the song is posted below for your enjoyment. she’s actually not the first hooker to show up on textbook either, lady marmalade is around here somewhere. anyway, this one was pretty interesting because it’s kind of hard to look at clothes and ask yourself, “would a hooker walk the streets in this?” although i would say that this roxanne would’ve been the best dressed streetwalker on the corner. lots of short dresses, fur and crazy shoes to be seen.
1: roxanne, you don’t have to put on that red light: dress by balmain, fur by isabel marant, boots by burberry prorsum
2: you don’t have to sell your body to the night: dress by elie saab, shoes by proenza schouler
3: you don’t have to wear that dress tonight: dress by carlos miele, fur by balmain, shoes by givenchy
take a minute to listen to the audio clip below. i love this song so much, always puts a smile on my face. the song sings of elenore, who is styled above. written in 1968, i imagine the elenore of then to be one of those music loving free spirit types. it was a great era for music and just in general, lots of moving and shaking happening. elenore of today would be similar, music loving, free spirited and just one of those personalities that’s so attractive. not so much the coolest girl in school but that girl that nobody has a problem with. gee, she’s swell.
1: i really want you elenore baby: dress by anna sui, jacket by isabel marant, boots by balmain
2: you’re my pride and joy et cetera: shirt by erin wasson, jeans by tory burch, boots by burberry, coat by balmain
3: elenore, gee, i think you’re swell: dress by cynthia steffe, tights and shoes by anna sui, jacket by burberry