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!
i think everybody wishes they were huck finn at one point, perhaps during that i’m going to runaway from everything phase we all go through. and who could blame them? he lead a rather carefree yet interesting and adventurous life. certainly he was not the type to fuss about what he was wearing which makes him a rather odd candidate for textbook, but luckily some of the spring collections showed dressing just as carefree and casual. so here’s to huck finn, an effortless adventurer. and my apologies for not doing his costume as a girl, perhaps next time!
1: escaping with tom sawyer: hat and jacket by robert geller, shirt by band of outsiders, shorts by patrick ervell, belt by rag and bone, shoes by clarks, bag by jack spade
2: escaping from pap: bag and shirt by missoni, shorts by michael bastian, shoes by band of outsiders
3: floating down the mississippi with jim: sweater by missoni, shorts by robert geller, sandals by michael bastian
i’ve never been this excited for a collection to hit the floor, ever. can’t wait to get home and hopefully snatch some missoni spring 2010 up.
who hasn’t played marco polo in the pool at the rec center, backyard or at the country club? precisely, nobody. everybody knows the name but the history and the story behind the man are often misinterpreted. marco polo came from an italian merchant family and was very well off. his youth was spent in venice with his aunt and uncle and at about the age of seventeen he began his great adventures with his father and uncle to the east. carrying letters between europe and kublai khan the group became allies of mr. khan and it is often speculated they grew to hold government positions in the east. there were many duties assumed and adventures overseas but the greatest accomplishment of marco polo and his father and uncle were linking east and west. of course, travelling between the two could take years. as such, marco would have to dress for travel (much like i did this past weekend) and layer up. also, none such collection was more fitting for spring 2010 as galliano’s menswear lineup.
1: marcoooo!!: scarf and jacket by john galliano, shirt by rag and bone, shorts and shoes by michael bastian
2: poooooloooo!!: scarf and coat by john galliano, shirt by rag and bone, pants by patrick ervell, shoes by clarks
3: you’re out!: scarf and coat by john galliano, tank top by missoni, pants and bag by bottega veneta, shoes by lanvin
on the tenth day of christmas my true love gave to me, ten lords-a-leaping. as we draw nearer to the holidays i can’t help but reflect on how they have changed over the years. once upon a time it was all about lego castles and basically all about me. now that i’m older it’s obvious that it isn’t as important as it once was and is more a time for rest and family visiting. these days when i think of christmas it’s very nostalgic, ski lodges, spiced wine, butter rum, goose dinners and lots and lots of peppermint flavoring. so for the ten lords of leaping i drew a lot of inspiration from those olden times when skis were wood, people put candles on trees and strung popcorn garland instead of tinsel. happy holidays everybody!
1: it’s not christmas without guitars: coat by bottega veneta, sweater by missoni, jeans by michael bastian, vintage boots, hat by moschino
2: running to the car in the cold: cardigan by ralph lauren, t-shirt by dunhill, shorts and long johns by michael bastian, scarf by gilded age, vintage boots
3: up north to ski all week: sweater by michael bastian, belt and jeans by gilded age, vintage ski boots.