Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall 2008/2009
Everybody is speculating who will replace John Galliano, the anti-semetic pirate, at Christian Dior. It would be great to see Christian Lacroix step in there. Galliano was from the romantic school of designers that came out of the U.K. and there are very few of them left—the only one that really comes to mind is Vivienne Westwood and I can’t imagine she would be able to fill the shoes at Dior and her own house. However, Lacroix has the same flair for drama that Galliano did when it comes to couture and has experience translating that to ready to wear (although, his ready to wear was never financially successful I think).
The difficult thing with replacing Galliano is the couture background of the house. When Valentino left his eponymous label, the mood of the couture show completely changed. It definitely marked a turn for the future at Valentino but Dior is so known for absurdity at couture. Also, with the restrictions on couture design from the French government, Lacroix is one of the only ones around with the experience to handle it.
photo via VOGUE UK.
I love nintendo, I really do. For many years it replaced friends in my life and to a degree it still does. Also, I look extremely graceful playing the Wii, it’s like a dance. Anyway…the holy grail of Nintendo titles for me has always been the Legend of Zelda. From NES, to gameboy, to SNES, to N64, to Wii and everything in between it’s fucking amazing. The story’s heroine is Zelda, princess of Hyrule. She keeps pretty busy you know, protecting the triforce and helping defeat that jerkoff Ganon. So clearly you’re not dealing with a girl content to wait for some prince to rescue her, she means business.
1. Yo, this is my castle
Dress by John Galliano, shoes and socks by Meadham Kirchoff
2. Chillin’ in Kakariko Village with my homegirl, Impa
Jumpsuit and bag by Diane Von Furstenberg, shoes by Lanvin
3. Ganon, get the butt out of my Kingdom
Dress by Mary Katrantzou, boots by Emilio Pucci
All images from Vogue UK.
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.
did you know dracula was mormon? well…i mean he was a bigamist and had three wives, could’ve been on big love. anyway, his three wives lived in his castle with him and found it amusing to prey on his guests. now you may remember from some dracula posts a few weeks ago, that one of these guests was his lawyer, jonathan harker. while staying with the count, mr. harker got pretty familiar with these horrific vampire brides and they tortured him like crazies. think about it though, if you’re immortal…i bet you really hone your sense of style. hmmm…also, these brides would snap that bella bitch like a twig, LIKE A TWIG.
1: wife no. 1: dress by balmain, boots by jean paul gaultier
2: wife numero dos: dress by john galliano, tights and shoes by bottega veneta
3: wife c: dress by tsumori chisato, tights and shoes by rodarte
other posts from of the dracula persuasion…
this is hippolyta, queen of the amazons. in greek mythology, the amazons were a tribe of warrior women who could out battle any gladiator, grecian army or spartan, ya heard? hippolyta was ordained queen by ares, the god of war and ran a tight ship among her tribe. her most famous encounter was with hercules as he’s performing the ninth of his twelve labors. hercules was instructed to retrieve the girdle of hippolyta and she being so intrigued by him decided to give it to him freely. meanwhile, back at the okay corral…hera (queen of the gods) was growing angry with hercules and disguised herself as an amazon to warn the tribe that hercules would kidnap their queen (as theseus had done before). in a panic, they stormed hercules’ ship to attack but feeling betrayed hercules killed hippolyta and narrowly escaped. too bad, hippolyta was way cool.
1: i’m the queen of the amazons, don’t front: dress by lanvin, shoes by 3.1 phillip lim
2: to arms: vest by john galliano, dress by tsumori chisato, shoes by burberry prorsum
3: victory!: dress by alberta feretti, shoes by alexander mcqueen
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