i’ve always had an interest in greek mythology. i found the olympian belief system really enthralling and the stories that came with it were the best part. major gods that come to mind are zeus, hera, athena, ares, hermes, hephestus, apollo and of course aphrodite. goddess of love and beauty. despite all the tales of read about her over the years, my most vivid image of her comes from boticelli’s the birth of venus. the painting illustrates her being born from the sea in all her crazy beautiful glory. and in keeping with olympian fashion she’d opt for the grecian drapery we all know and love. when doing this post i thought about punching it up with some accessories, but let’s be serious…when you’re wearing these pieces you don’t need much else. enjoy.
1: hiiii i’m aphrodite: dress and shoes by reem acra
2: i looove love: dress and shoes by chanel haute couture
3: i’m sooo pretty: dress and shoes by lela rose
editor’s note: i wouldn’t be surprised if more olympians start popping up soon.
sara crewe of a little princess had a tough life. when she was just a child in finishing school she learned of her father’s death. to add insult to injury, their great fortune was lost by a friend who invested unwisely. left penniless and all by herself she becomes a servant to her boarding school and the wretched miss. minchin. the story holds that she finds comfort for years by imagining herself as a princess (essentially her old self). as luck would have it for sara, her father’s friend who lost all their money regained the fortune and by happy coincidence moves in across the street from her school. the story unfolds and the two are united. sara has a new guardian who restores her previous life (minus her father) and disgraces the greedy miss minchin. if i’ve learned one thing working in the fashion industry it’s that those that have wild imaginations tend to have the best style and for those that think they’re princesses it goes double. so imagine if ms. crewe grew older, a princess in her own right with a limitless checkbook? jealous? yah you are.
1: top by erin fetherston, skirt by luisa beccaria, shoes by reem acra
2: dress by lela rose, trench by burberry prorsum, shoes by hermes, bag by chanel
3: dress by oscar de la renta, necklace by reem acra, shoes by michael kors
one of the things i love most about stories is how we see the transition and growth of a character. inevitably they are version 1.0 at chapter one and some other version at the end of the story. otherwise, you’re reading or watching a crap story. one of the great things about film is that we see the transition happen, sometimes it’s long and drawn out but more often than not we see it happen fast. think ty from clueless (rip brittany murphy), the girls in the house bunny and of course sandy from grease. she started off the shy girl from the outback who spent the summer with danny zukko and became a cigarette stomping, heel wearing, leather decked amusement park razing biker chick. props to you sandy. props.
1: look at me i’m sandra dee: dress by lela rose, shoes by ralph lauren
2: goodbye to sandra dee: dress by proenza schouler, jacket by balmain, shoes by karl lagerfeld
3: ya better shape up, ‘cuz i need a man: jumpsuit by givenchy, jacket by rag and bone, shoes by balmain