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
as i said in a recent post, one of my favorite things about stories is the transformation of a character. sometimes it’s obvious sometimes it’s subtle. well, to examine an obvious case just take a look at the count of monte cristo-a classic tale of revenge. the hero begins the novel as a happy go lucky sailor with a modest living. when jealousy strikes his best friend, his life is turned upside down and he spends fifteen years in chateau d’if prison. whilst enjoying his lovely stay there he works with a fellow prisoner to piece together just how and why his life took such a nasty turn and to dig an escape tunnel. unfortunately for his friend, the tunnel claims his life but just before dying he shares the secret of the treasure of monte cristo with edmond. escaping in the body bag of his friend, edmond is free to seek the treasure and exact revenge on all those who betrayed him. so you see, edmond is transformed from happy fisherman to miserable prisoner to maniacal count. i won’t spill the beans of his revenge but rest assured all ends well for edmond and horribly for his adversaries.
1: edmond the fisherman: sweater by missoni, shirt by louis vuitton, pants by hermes, weather boots by dsquared
2: edmond, the count of monte cristo: coat and bag by burberry prorsum, shirt, tie and vest by gaultier, pants by robert geller, shoes by rag and bone
3: exacting revenge: coat by dries van noten, shirt, tie and sweater by thom browne, pants and bag by louis vuitton, shoes by burberry prorsum
pippie longstocking had the life every child pretty much dreams of. a house all to herself, really good friends and an endless quest for adventure. what am i saying? she has the life children and adults dream of, lucker. anyway, when thinking of pippy longstocking (had she been grown up) one has to take into account how a child would develop their style on their own. certainly for many of us, we wore what was laid out for us on our beds or what came home in shopping bags before every school year. i myself had a bit more input than that in my clothes, duh. i imagine pippie’s style would be the conglomeration of attic finds, stowed away boxes all with a careless disregard for convention. adventure on, pippie.
1: shirt and bag by marc by marc jacobs, shorts by luella, tights by erin fetherston, shoes by converse
2: dress by moschino cheap and chic, shoes and socks by rag and bone
3: shorts and socks by alexander wang, shirt by moschino cheap and chic, shoes by rag and bone