yesterday, i went to the bronx zoo with about 40 of my relatives (we have a big family). anyway, i spent the greater part of my day at the sea lion fountain which got me thinking about feist’s song sea lion woman. one thing lead to another and i decided to post it here. so enjoy, feist’s sea lion woman. the song is posted so you can have a listen.
1: dressed in green silver lining and golden seams: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten, clutch by marc jacobs
2: dressed in black, wink at the man, then stab him in his back: coat by burberry prorsum, dress by dennis basso, shoes by giambattista valli, bag by 3.1 phillip lim
3: dressed in blue, call on the man and hope he knows what he can do: dress by prada, shoes by givenchy, bag by louis vuitton
it’s everybody’s favorite little rich girl, veruca salt. if you’re familiar with the book and the willie wonka films, then you know she is the epitome of spoiled brat. in fact, state of the art wonka equipment determines she is a “bad egg” and sends her down to the garbage after this (i recommend clicking if you’re not familiar) little rant. her father had a nasty habit of following every demand she made, so there’s no telling what a penchant for fashion would do. i’d imagine she’d just point, command and purchase…brat.
1: i want a golden goose: dress by dolce and gabbana, tights and shoes by bottega veneta, bag by dolce and gabbana
2: give it to me now!: dress by phillip lim 3.1, fur by derek lam, tights and shoes by dkny, bag by hermes (birkin, naturally)
3: don’t care how, i want it now: dress by tory burch, shoes and socks by brian reyes, bag by louis vuitton
1: 3.1 phillip lim a/w 2010: these boots were made for walkin’
this is a re-style of my first queen victoria, which i decided i’d punch it up a bit. enjoy.
when i think of queen victoria the word that comes to mind is dignified. perhaps it’s just because of the imagery i’ve seen of her, who could forget that statue where she’s enthroned and looking out into the distance? it’s a pretty powerful image and you can tell that she means business. my favorite of her accomplishments (along with her husband albert) was the crystal palace exhibition where the world showcased technology and culture. to me it seemed one of those pivotal moments in history where everybody realized the future is going to come barreling towards us and we’ll be charging right at it. of course she today would walk that fine line between dowdy and dignified (a feat not accomplished by some of her contemporaries).
1: i mean business: coat (so klimt looking, eh?) by oscar de la renta, socks and shoes by karen walker
2: kick ass queen: fur by marc jacobs, dress by vivienne westwood red label, shoes and tights by donna karan
3: opening the crystal palace: coat by oscar de la renta, dress by 3.1 phillip lim, shoes by dvf
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