mrs. dalloway is all about a party that clarissa dalloway is hurrying to prepare. it takes place in one day and follows her around london as she ties up some loose ends and thinks on her life choices, particularly her marriage. the story also follows septimus w. smith who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after world war i. septimus seeks help for his troubles and when his attempts were dismissed, he is driven to suicide. his death becomes a topic of conversation at clarissa’s party between acquaintances and she quietly admires his actions. there’s a lot more to mrs. dalloway than meets the eye but i’ll let you figure the rest out. set in 1923 london, you can imagine the clothing was pretty amazing and that lovely style could easily carry on today. i highly recommend reading this one.
1: errands around londontown: cape by tory burch, dress by prada, shoes by dries van noten
2: i could’ve married peter, i totally could have: coat and bag by dries van noten, shirt by chloe, skirt by louis vuitton, shoes and socks by marc jacobs
3: party time: dress and tights by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten
p.s. thanks to all of you who suggested her, great call.
at last, the post photoshop ate this morning. napoleon was a pretty interesting guy. his image is hard to mistake thanks to portraits left behind. a few artists that always come to mind are delacroix, david and ingres. each portrait shows napoleon as all powerful and all conquering…with a little flair for the dramatic. of course, not everybody thinks of him like that, but i bet you that’s what he wanted. hence, some crazy power coats.
1: oh, you don’t know me?: coat and scarf by ferragamo, pants by paul smith, sweater by prada, boots by louis vuitton
2: i’m crossing the alps, you should know me: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by ferragamo, vintage boots
3: i’m the emperor, get wise: coat by gilded age, sweater by agnes b, shirt by jil sander, pants by dries van noten, shoes by ferragamo
yesterday, i went to the bronx zoo with about 40 of my relatives (we have a big family). anyway, i spent the greater part of my day at the sea lion fountain which got me thinking about feist’s song sea lion woman. one thing lead to another and i decided to post it here. so enjoy, feist’s sea lion woman. the song is posted so you can have a listen.
1: dressed in green silver lining and golden seams: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten, clutch by marc jacobs
2: dressed in black, wink at the man, then stab him in his back: coat by burberry prorsum, dress by dennis basso, shoes by giambattista valli, bag by 3.1 phillip lim
3: dressed in blue, call on the man and hope he knows what he can do: dress by prada, shoes by givenchy, bag by louis vuitton
it’s everybody’s favorite little rich girl, veruca salt. if you’re familiar with the book and the willie wonka films, then you know she is the epitome of spoiled brat. in fact, state of the art wonka equipment determines she is a “bad egg” and sends her down to the garbage after this (i recommend clicking if you’re not familiar) little rant. her father had a nasty habit of following every demand she made, so there’s no telling what a penchant for fashion would do. i’d imagine she’d just point, command and purchase…brat.
1: i want a golden goose: dress by dolce and gabbana, tights and shoes by bottega veneta, bag by dolce and gabbana
2: give it to me now!: dress by phillip lim 3.1, fur by derek lam, tights and shoes by dkny, bag by hermes (birkin, naturally)
3: don’t care how, i want it now: dress by tory burch, shoes and socks by brian reyes, bag by louis vuitton
now that the milan/paris mens shows have ended i must wait until fashion week rolls on elsewhere. i must say i was pleasantly surprised this season, lots of color, lots of desirability and plenty of wearable pieces. seems like the houses really took a step forward, perhaps they realized that in this economy product must be absolutely irresistible. and with the exception of dsquared2’s ridiculous devil angel costume most products were. so i popped together a few of my favorite things and styled them up right nice. here’s hoping they become realities.
1: everyday getup: 2 tone v-neck by trussardi 1911, sweater by salvatore ferragamo, jacket by c.p. company, jeans by balmain, boots by louis vuitton
2: a little dressed up: shirt by prada, sweater by agnes b, coat by ferragamo, pants by dries van noten, shoes by agnes b
3: up north/in the country: hooded button front by c.p. company (with a hanes t-shirt underneath, duh), jeans by balmain (i love balmain and i love jeans, so what, who cares), coat by agnes b, boots by dolce & gabbana