So…we all know the Disney version of The Little Mermaid but I find the original version much more interesting. Actually, when it comes to fairy tales, the original is almost always better and way weirder. Anywho, the Disney version veers off after Ariel (if that is her real name) rescues the prince. The traditional telling has her drop him off at a temple until a girl comes and finds him. The mermaid is in love with the prince (riighhhht) so she sells her tongue to the sea witch for legs. Her new legs are so great they feel like stepping on knives every time she walks. Lucky for her the prince starts falling for her and LOVES to see her dance. Painful, right? In the end, the prince goes for the girl who rescued him at the temple and coincidentally enough, she’s a princess. YAAAAY! Now the mermaid has no soul because only the prince could give her a soul by marrying her…hmmmm. So, to exact revenge her sisters sell their hair for a dagger. If the mermaid stabs the prince and lets his blood drip on her feet she can return and be a mermaid. Weakling that she is she couldn’t bring herself to do it and threw herself off a cliff into the sea. WHAT?!
1. Look, I have legs now.
Dress by Nina Ricci, shoes by Aquilano Rimondi
2. Please don’t make me dance…
Dress by Dolce and Gabbana, jacket by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Alexander Mcqueen
3. I’ll just jump off this cliff now
Dress by Akris, shoes by Diane von Furstenberg
All images from Vogue.
somebody had requested some posts from a midsummer night’s dream…so here we go. first up is titania, queen of the fairies. if you went to high school in america, you probably know the story so i’ll keep it short. titania is fighting with her husband oberon over a young boy she has adopted, he wants to use him as a soldier in his crew. meanwhile, four mortals from athens are running through the forest and whilst scheming to shame titania, oberon decides to mess with them too. of course, there are hilarious consequences. oh shakespeare. read it.
1: oberon you’re so annoying: dress by diane von furstenberg, shoes by alberta feretti
2: you can’t have my changeling boy: rodarte head to toe, obviously.
3: actually oberon, i love you: dress by vera wang, shoes by nina ricci
All images from Style.com.
hermione granger is awesome. she’s the best. she punches draco, she time travels so she can do more homework and she duels with bellatrix like no other. i have nothing else to say.
1: in the restricted section: cape by cynthia steffe, shorts by proenza schouler (pre-fall), shoes by marc by marc jacobs
2: going to the yule ball with victor krum: dress and bag by derek lam, shoes by nina ricci
3: popping by the three broomsticks: shirt by marc jacobs, skirt by miu miu, shoes by rachel comey
the internet has been fixed, shoes, character posts and lists of random things i want are on the way. it’s been a dark week my friends, dark indeed. sad.
1: nina ricci spring/summer 2010 shoes: just walkin’ the dog.
catherine howard was henry vii’s fifth wife, but who’s counting? you can’t help but pity any of henry’s wives, none of them fared very well in his company. catherine is perhaps the saddest of all. she was very young when she came to court to serve as a lady in waiting for henry’s beloved jane seymour and was just seventeen when she married henry. her family were impoverished aristocrats and she had something of a wild past behind her. as she climbed her way to being queen, her history began to catch up with her and eventually her affair with a music teacher and the blackmailing of her peers earned catherine the axe. legend has it she escaped from the tower and banged on the doors of a chapel where his majesty was hearing mass to beg forgiveness. her ghost is said to re-enact this every night. too bad, so sad, you’d think the well to do laides of england would have learned not to cross henry viii by then.
1: lady in waiting: dress by reem acra, shoes by christian dior, bag by dries van noten
2: all hail queen catherine: dress by nina ricci, shoes by lanvin, fur by elie saab
3: catherine’s ghost: christian dior