Hello Textbook people, I’m glad to be back, work has been crazy lately but hey, it pays my bills. Here we have Eleanor of Aquitane, basically the most bitchin’ badass woman of medieval times. Eleanor was a highly educated, strong willed and fiercely political. When she was 15, she became Queen of France and traveled to fight in the second crusade. Yup, she fought in the crusades, good for her. After the crusade, she divorced her husband and married King Henry of England and had a rather unhappy marriage. Eight kids later, the couple was estranged and Eleanor sort of ran her own show and set up a salon called “The Court of Love” where the brightest minds of the age discussed love, marriage and duty. One of her sons chose to rebel against her husband and her support found her in prison for 16 years but she was set free after Henry died. She’s also widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful women ever. Badass.
1. Queen of France
Coat by Celine, dress by Marc Jacobs, boots by Prada
2. I’m in the crusades, yo!
Cape by Jean Paul Gaultier, dress by Alexander McQueen, boots by Dries Van Noten
3. Oh great, I’m in prison
Coat by Vera Wang, dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Lanvin
Continuing the trend of Harry Potter Week, let’s re-examine Bellatrix Lestrange. She’s probably my favorite character in the books and who can deny the genius behind Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal in the films? Sure, she’s a killer and sure she’s mad but aren’t the mad ones always the BEST ones? Can’t wait to see how HBC turns it out in Deathly Hallows. Enjoy.
1. Neville Longbottom? How’s the folks?
Dress by Ann Demeulemeester, cape by Comme des Garcons, shoes and tights by Balmain
2. Escape from Azkaban
Dress by Yohji Yamamoto, cape by Rick Owens, shoes by Phillip Lim
3. I think Molly Weasley just called me a bitch…WTF?!
Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, shoes by Christian Dior
All images from Vogue UK.
Happy Halloween tumblr friends. In the spirit of the holiday, I took a stab at styling Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. If I know tumblr like I think I do, you all know the story very well. Also, the first dress is scary similar to what Sally wears in the movie.
Hope you all have fun tonight, I’m on candy duty at Casa Jannuzzi…mmm candy.
1. I am the wind blowing through your hair
Dress by Michael Van Der Ham, shoes by Christian Dior
2. Jack! This is all wrong!
Dress by Junya Watanabe, shoes by Jean Paul Gaultier
3. As anyone can see…we’re simply meant to be…
Dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Jean Paul Gaultier
All images from Vogue.
Quite suprisingly, I got a lot of requests for Poison Ivy. Anyway, here she is…the Venus Flytrap of Gotham City and general hobag! Many of you will know that she was once a friendly scientist but was then transformed into Uma Thurman to wreak havoc on the poor citizens of Gotham. Luckily for us, Batman, Robin and Alicia Silverstone (for some generations) were there to save the day. Although, has me thinking Poison Ivy had it right all along. Oh well.
1. I’m Dr. Pamela Isley, I’m just a Dr.
Dress by Chloe, shoes by Dries Van Noten, bag by Oscar de la Renta
2. I’m POISON…
Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, tights by Balmain, shoes by Emilio Pucci
3. POISON IVYYYYY…
Dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Rick Owens
All images from Vogue.