BEHOLD, it’s Artemis time. Like all the Olympian gods, Aretmis was pretty kick ass. The Greeks worshiped her most commonly as the goddess of the hunt, but she was also the patroness of young girls, disease, wild animals, wilderness and virginity. Artemis’ attributes are what you might expect from any leading Olympian goddess, a chariot drawn by gold antlered deer, a bow and arrow, some fishing supplies and of course a lyre. Give it up for Artemis. Now that I’m on this Olympian kick I might just have to do all 12 of the majors. Hmmmm…
1: Going for a quick hunt: dress by Jonathan Saunders, shoes by Diane von Furstenberg
2: Hanging around Olympus: dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Rodarte
3: DANCE PARTY!: dress by Matthew Williamson, shoes by Erdem
All images from Vogue.
penelope had a pretty tough break in greek mythology. her beloved husband left to fight in troy just after their son telemachus was born. after that was over, odysseus was punished by poseiden to wander the seas. while he was busy trying to find his way home, it was left to penelope to run their kingdom in ithaca. she did a damn good job and managed to fend off suitors and would usurpers. penelope never gave up hope that odysseus would return and trust, when he did…he and penelope kicked some ass. give it up for penelope. she’s awesome.
1: he went away and you came around: dress by tsumori chisato, shoes by lanvin
2: and bothered me every night: dress by matthew williamson, sandals by dvf
3: my boyfriend’s back and you’re gonna be in trouble: issey miyake head to toe
empress theodora of byaznatium was one of the first rulers i learned about in high school. she was part of that massive curriculum of ‘world history’ that we were taught over two consecutive school years. as far as her accomplishments, i’m ashamed to say i can’t tell you many of them. i recall her in a positive light and i do remember that it was under her and her husband (emperor justinian) that hagia sofia was built. the most clear images i have of empress theodora are mosaics. perhaps it was the artist in me that was naturally drawn towards the culture of each country we studied rather than the history itself but i thought those mosaics were amazing. the time and craft put in to each one is insane, i guess thats what you do when you don’t have tumblr. so when styling her for ‘the now’ i reverted back to those mosaics and the result was patterns, applique and a decidedly warm weather wardrobe.
1: empress theodora: dress by isabel marant, shoes by dvf
2: let us build hagia sofia!: dress by dvf, shoes by kris van assche
3: my dress looks like a big mosaic: dress by matthew williamson, shoes by stella mccartney
on the ninth day of christmas my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing. so continuing with the 12 days of christmas (of which i started at 10, big whoop) i give you 3 looks for dancing holiday ladies. one of the greatest things about this season is the parties. the best ones are usually filled with really old friends who know pretty much everything about you. thus, you can dance like a crazy person and drink too much wine and eat too many cookies without feeling weird. so i took a gander through the collections and here you have three super fun party looks for all the dancing ladies out there. trouble is there are ten lords-a-leaping…somebody is going home alone. wop wop. happy holidays!
1: i hope they play single ladies: coat by isaac mizrahi, dress by matthew williamson, tights and shoes by marni
2: i’m going to drink so much egg nog it’s not even funny: coat by temperley london, dress by luella, bow necklace by kate spade, tights and shoes by milly
3: look how fancy i am: coat by christian dior, dress by christian lacroix, booties by isabel marant