everybody knows madeline. she’s the world’s favorite and possibly only favorite, french girl. attending school in paris, madeline was the smallest in her class yet didn’t let that stop her (few french do…napoleon i’m looking in your direction) from being a leader. she had great adventures while roaming the streets and you can imagine she grew up to be quite the character. as such, in the tradition of eloise and anastasia, i outfitted madeline for her elder years. also, you can bet she would be friends with the likes of eloise and anastasia and would’ve probably been presented at the crillon ball and all that jazz. oh madeline, you’re so crazy.
1: i’m a french girl, so this is what i wear, natch: dress by chanel, shoes and socks by dior
2: i will always have a yellow hat and blue outerwear: cape by chloe, beret by sonia rykiel, shoes by yves saint laurent, dress by marni
3: i have a date with pepito: dress by elie saab, shoes by lanvin, jacket by isabel marant
scarlett o’hara, the scourge of my childhood. gone with the wind played frequently in our house growing up, thanks to my mother who has an affection for epic romances and period pieces. despite my best efforts to avoid this film, i caught snippets of it here and there and pieced together the whole story. i always found scarlett pretty funny, her crazy antics never failed to amuse me…particularly when she’s being her melodramatic self and chasing after men. scarlett was quite manipulative from what i can tell, she used others around her and lied about her feeling for friends, family and others. ms. o’hara was also obsessed with her appearance and status, noted by her waistline concerns and sadness when she couldn’t attend social functions. as the story unfolds, she becomes calculating and rather tragiv. however, all her scheming gets her just what she deserves though and who could forget that amazing line, “frankly my dear, i don’t give a damn.” scarlett lands back where she belongs at her crazy plantation, tara to bring it back to it’s glory days.
1: chillin’ at 12 oaks: dress by tracy reese, shoes by prada, hat by oscar de la renta, necklace by kate spade new york
2: rhett, i need some cash: dress by isaac mizrahi (not made of curtains), shoes by michael kors
3: “after all, tomorrow is another day”—back to tara: shirt by marni, overalls by ralph lauren, scarf by marni, boots by tory burch