Oh, she’s one nasty bitch that Mrs. Reed. As you’ll recall from your high school lit classes, Jane Eyre was Mrs. Reed’s niece and Mr. Reed charged his wife with raising her after his death. Being the god-fearing woman she was, Mrs. Reed obliged. She and her three children tormented poor Jane—throwing books at her, locking her in supposed haunted rooms and basically ruining her life. Eventually Mrs. Reed sent Jane to the Lowood school for some more torture with a religious twist. She was the HBIC of Gateshead and she sucks. When Jane grew older, they made some kind of peace…even after Mrs. Reed told Jane’s only family that she was dead. Good lord.
1. Um, Jane, I hate you.
Coat by Dries Van Noten, dress by Donna Karan, shoes by Bottega Veneta
2. Children, I hate Jane.
Dress by Chloe, coat by Celine, shoes by Fendi
3. I’m on an all carb diet, god Karen you are so stupid.
Coat by Marni, pants by Gucci, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo
i give you bertha mason. this one may be a little bit of a stretch, but indulge me. undoubtedly my favorite character in the charlotte bronte novel, jane eyre. bertha made the story a whole lot more interesting and is characteristic in novels of the time. there were often mysterious elements that could be construed as ghosts, predators or in bertha’s case, insane attic dwelling first wives. indeed, bertha was mr. rochester’s first wife and he felt obliged to take care of her despite her lunacy. naturally, bertha hated everything about jane eyre and took violent action against those around her as a result. who could forget the melodramatic shredding of jane’s wedding veil? and then of course, she really lost it and burned down the entire house, killing herself in the process. she was a sad figure, essentially imprisoned at the hands of a man who rejected her and forced to watch the life she was meant to have be given to jane. too bad so sad. she probably wore whatever she could find up in that crazy attic.
1: who is this jane bitch?: pants by vivienne westwood red label, shirt by marni, cropped blazer by givenchy, boots by balenciaga
2: she’s stealing mr. rochester?: dress by christopher kane, coat by balmain, shoes and socks by rag and bone
3: oh hell no, i’m burning this place down: shirt dress by maison martin margiela, pants and shoes by ann demeulemeester
she probably would’ve just worn an old shirt, but whatever.