another jane austen one for y’all today, elinor dashwood from sense and sensibility. this story is pretty complicated and i’m sure you’ve heard some version of it before so i’ll be brief. let’s just say it’s very austen, sensible smart girl falls victim to the society around her and must disobey her heart’s desire. various events occur in which the man of her desire realizes how much he loves and needs her (with some mistaken identity situations in between) and they live happily ever after in a kick ass english country manor. done.
1: i’m sensible: sweater by rachel roy, skirt by milly, shoes by marc jacobs
2: but i’m poor now: dress by stella mccartney, shoes by marc jacobs
3: hooray, we’re in love: dress by anna sui, bag by proenza schouler, shoes by marc by marc jacobs
All images from Style.com.
i feel most people don’t know the true telling of sleeping beauty and we can thank walt disney for that. the original story is far more gruesome and intriguing. true, the princess wanders to the spinning wheel and falls asleep for 100 years only to be woken by true love’s kiss. perrault (who penned the first version) has the valiant prince john (awesome) come and wake the princess with a kiss and they marry in secret and have two children. the family remains anonymous until prince john becomes king and they return to his kingdom which he leaves in the care of his mother…who happens to be an ogre, yah how glamorous. the ogress hates the new queen and banishes her to the woods where she instructs the cooks to prepare the children in a special sauce (no joke). the cook, taking pity upon the family (as servants often do in fairy tales, see snow white) hides the children and serves lamb and goat instead. the ogress then orders up a helping of the young queen who willingly offers her life, believing her beloved children have been killed but the cook re-unites them all. unfortunately for the royal family the ogress gets wise and sentences them all to die together in a pit of vipers. ouch. but what luck! prince john arrives at the sentencing and rescues the fair family and the ogress throws herself into the pit! hooray! and then all live happily ever after…in reem acra i’m sure.
1: the young princess, pre spindle: sweater by milly, shirt by marni, skirt by reem acra, bag by luella, shoes by givenchy
2: okay, so i used to live in a castle now i live in a hut in the woods: dress and fanny pack thing by rachel comey, cape by chloe, shoes by missoni
3: befitting of my queenship: dress, jewels and shoes by reem acra
apologies i completely forgot about blogger friend monday, i will double up next monday!
eloise was perhaps the luckiest child in the world, at least in my eyes. according to her stories, she lived in the penthouse of the plaza hotel in new york. i could think of worse living arrangements. the books detailed her adventures with her turtle and her pug through the hotel and as you can imagine, the plaza can be a pretty exciting place for an inquisitive child. had you known me in my childhood, you’d understand that next to my own house, the plaza was probably my next choice. eloise’s clothing was pretty iconic, a black pinafore with a white ruffly shirt. one has to wonder though, what would she be like when she grew older? obviously a daughter of priveledge, her nature would certainly take her elsewhere in the city. i imagine she would still have a very playful nature about her and manage that line of upper east side manner with youthful joie de vivre. naturally, if that’s how you live you must dress the part.
1: down fifth and back up madison: dress by luella, shoes by dennis basso, handbag by kate spade new york, hat by isaac mizrahi
2: ditching the frick for the burger joint: faux fur by kate spade new york, dress by dennis basso, shoes by michael kors
3: walking weenie in the backyard (central park): shorts by milly, shoes by 3.1 phillip lim, shirt by cynthia steffe, blazer by marc by marc jacobs, leash by mulberry, dog & dog sweater by mulberry