I’ve posted Eloise once before but she’s a fun character so let’s revisit, shall we? She’s perhaps the most uptown of uptown girls having grown up at the Plaza Hotel and we all know what happens to uptown girls when they grow up—they shop like fiends. Without fail, every time I take a spin uptown to Barney’s, Bergdorfs or Saks, they’re out in full force decked in finery and weighed down by Amex Black cards. Now, that doesn’t make them bad people, actually most of them are quite friendly but you know Eloise would be quite similar. So here you go, Eloise, the uptown girl all grown up.
1. Tea at the Palm Court
Dress by Burberry Prorsum, cape by Karen Walker, shoes by Miu Miu
2. Some fancy Cotillion
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Miu Miu (What? I like Miu Miu.)
3. Hitting up The Trifecta-Barneys, Bergdorfs and Saks
Romper by Tibi, shoes by Phillip Lim
i mean…who doesn’t love luna lovegood. she’s so fly, she’s so cool and she has charms that keep away the nargles.
1: quibbler anyone? skirt by peter jensen, top by marc jacobs, shoes and bag by diane von furstenberg
2: you’re just as sane as i am: dress by rachel comey, shoes by rodarte, fanny pack by diane von furstenberg
3: slug club partaaay: dress by karen walker, top by peter som, shoes by rag and bone
this post isn’t so much about a literary character or a historical personality but, indulge me. i saw an education a few months ago and i loved it. long story short is that a teenager gets involved with an older man who offers her escape from high school and suburban doldrums. she trades books for weekends in paris, gambling, cavorting with glamorous types and the good life. of course, it all comes crashing down but you have to love the excitement of her new life. naturally, she gets all new clothes too.
1: funtimes in london: dress and socks by karen walker, fur by j. mendel, shoes by marni
2: weekend in paris: cape and bag by tory burch, skirt and tights by ruffian, hoodie by american apparel, shirt by lamb, shoes by prada
3: out on the town: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by dolce and gabbana
this is a re-style of my first queen victoria, which i decided i’d punch it up a bit. enjoy.
when i think of queen victoria the word that comes to mind is dignified. perhaps it’s just because of the imagery i’ve seen of her, who could forget that statue where she’s enthroned and looking out into the distance? it’s a pretty powerful image and you can tell that she means business. my favorite of her accomplishments (along with her husband albert) was the crystal palace exhibition where the world showcased technology and culture. to me it seemed one of those pivotal moments in history where everybody realized the future is going to come barreling towards us and we’ll be charging right at it. of course she today would walk that fine line between dowdy and dignified (a feat not accomplished by some of her contemporaries).
1: i mean business: coat (so klimt looking, eh?) by oscar de la renta, socks and shoes by karen walker
2: kick ass queen: fur by marc jacobs, dress by vivienne westwood red label, shoes and tights by donna karan
3: opening the crystal palace: coat by oscar de la renta, dress by 3.1 phillip lim, shoes by dvf
phoebe caulfield is a strong part of her brother holden’s life. she represents the innocent type that he so longs to protect from the world. she, in her youth and demeanor is the catch the catcher in the rye is trying to save…if that makes any sense. phoebe is portrayed as a wise and mature kid. you can tell she’d be one of those completely cool characters and very little in life would rattle her. upon growing older, i’m willing to bet she’d sort of steer clear of the fashion scene and would be a roll with the punches type. the collegiate vibe going on this fall would suit her quite well.
1: dress by dkny, coat by cynthia steffe, shoes and socks by karen walker
2: blazer and cardigan by rag and bone, shirt by peter jensen, skirt by dkny, hat by dvf, boots by erin fetherston
3: jacket by dkny, dress by erin fetherston, shoes by peter jensen