you don’t get a more badass teacher than minerva mcgonagall. she’s always been one of my favorite harry potter characters…maybe because she reminds me of some of my middle school teachers. anyway, you can’t really get anything by her and she obviously played a huge role in harry’s life. the above looks might be a little bit of a stretch, perhaps they’re better suited to a younger mcgonnagall. either way, minerva is awesome. this is probably the last of the harry potter posts, unless you guys have any other suggestions.
1: dropping off harry in little whinging: coat by stella mccartney, dress by dries van noten, shoes and tights by prada
2: chaperoning the yule ball: alexander mcqueen
a trip to hogsmeade: coat by dolce and gabanna, shirt and dress by ralph lauren, 3: shoes by dries van noten
mrs. dalloway is all about a party that clarissa dalloway is hurrying to prepare. it takes place in one day and follows her around london as she ties up some loose ends and thinks on her life choices, particularly her marriage. the story also follows septimus w. smith who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after world war i. septimus seeks help for his troubles and when his attempts were dismissed, he is driven to suicide. his death becomes a topic of conversation at clarissa’s party between acquaintances and she quietly admires his actions. there’s a lot more to mrs. dalloway than meets the eye but i’ll let you figure the rest out. set in 1923 london, you can imagine the clothing was pretty amazing and that lovely style could easily carry on today. i highly recommend reading this one.
1: errands around londontown: cape by tory burch, dress by prada, shoes by dries van noten
2: i could’ve married peter, i totally could have: coat and bag by dries van noten, shirt by chloe, skirt by louis vuitton, shoes and socks by marc jacobs
3: party time: dress and tights by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten
p.s. thanks to all of you who suggested her, great call.
at last, the post photoshop ate this morning. napoleon was a pretty interesting guy. his image is hard to mistake thanks to portraits left behind. a few artists that always come to mind are delacroix, david and ingres. each portrait shows napoleon as all powerful and all conquering…with a little flair for the dramatic. of course, not everybody thinks of him like that, but i bet you that’s what he wanted. hence, some crazy power coats.
1: oh, you don’t know me?: coat and scarf by ferragamo, pants by paul smith, sweater by prada, boots by louis vuitton
2: i’m crossing the alps, you should know me: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by ferragamo, vintage boots
3: i’m the emperor, get wise: coat by gilded age, sweater by agnes b, shirt by jil sander, pants by dries van noten, shoes by ferragamo
lady brett ashley is the headlining woman of ernest hemingway’s, the sun also rises. the novel focuses on the exploits of her and various men, all of which have some infatuation with her. despite her knowledge of their affection and persistence that she is in control of the situation, it becomes obvious that she is not. engaged to one, in love with another and confused by the others she decides ends up escaping to madrid with the bullfighter, romero. however, this jaunt does not last long and she soon calls for her another to comfort her. the novel ends discussing what life could have been like if other paths were taken. in the book, she is described as having a somewhat masculine, but feminine and attractive style.
1: off to the bullfight: dress by dries van noten, shoes by calvin klein
2: meeting at cafe select: shirt by bottega veneta, bag by dries van noten, pants by chloe, shoes by prada
3: escaping to madrid: jacket by christian dior, pants by michael kors, bag by bottega veneta, shoes by christian dior
a lot of people requested lady brett ashley, so thanks.
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