phoebe caulfield is a strong part of her brother holden’s life. she represents the innocent type that he so longs to protect from the world. she, in her youth and demeanor is the catch the catcher in the rye is trying to save…if that makes any sense. phoebe is portrayed as a wise and mature kid. you can tell she’d be one of those completely cool characters and very little in life would rattle her. upon growing older, i’m willing to bet she’d sort of steer clear of the fashion scene and would be a roll with the punches type. the collegiate vibe going on this fall would suit her quite well.
1: dress by dkny, coat by cynthia steffe, shoes and socks by karen walker
2: blazer and cardigan by rag and bone, shirt by peter jensen, skirt by dkny, hat by dvf, boots by erin fetherston
3: jacket by dkny, dress by erin fetherston, shoes by peter jensen
1: rag and bone spring 2010 boots: you got me feelin’ hella good so lets just keeep onn dannncinnn (guitar noises)
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
as i said in a recent post, one of my favorite things about stories is the transformation of a character. sometimes it’s obvious sometimes it’s subtle. well, to examine an obvious case just take a look at the count of monte cristo-a classic tale of revenge. the hero begins the novel as a happy go lucky sailor with a modest living. when jealousy strikes his best friend, his life is turned upside down and he spends fifteen years in chateau d’if prison. whilst enjoying his lovely stay there he works with a fellow prisoner to piece together just how and why his life took such a nasty turn and to dig an escape tunnel. unfortunately for his friend, the tunnel claims his life but just before dying he shares the secret of the treasure of monte cristo with edmond. escaping in the body bag of his friend, edmond is free to seek the treasure and exact revenge on all those who betrayed him. so you see, edmond is transformed from happy fisherman to miserable prisoner to maniacal count. i won’t spill the beans of his revenge but rest assured all ends well for edmond and horribly for his adversaries.
1: edmond the fisherman: sweater by missoni, shirt by louis vuitton, pants by hermes, weather boots by dsquared
2: edmond, the count of monte cristo: coat and bag by burberry prorsum, shirt, tie and vest by gaultier, pants by robert geller, shoes by rag and bone
3: exacting revenge: coat by dries van noten, shirt, tie and sweater by thom browne, pants and bag by louis vuitton, shoes by burberry prorsum
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