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
continuing with willie wonka at the behest of kristina (http://lucaluca.tumblr.com) i give you violet beauregarde. in the book and both films, violet is depicted as fiercely competitive. this spirit is illustrated with her gum chewing titles and her friendly rivalry with fellow competitor, cornelia, ha. anyway, violet always seemed to be simple in contrast to her counterpart, veruca. that doesn’t mean she was exactly kind though. she doesn’t seem the type that would grow up to be a fashion plate so i’m sure her style would take the backseat to her competitions. however, simple doesn’t mean she couldn’t be chic.
1: hi cornelia, sweetheart: pants and shoes by ralph lauren, sweatshirt by dries van noten, coat by charlotte ronson
2: you’re turning violet, violet!: skirt and top by oscar de la renta, scarf by dries van noten, tights and shoes by prada
3: off to the chocolate factory: coat by dries van noten, dress by marc jacobs, tights and shoes by celine
maria louise of savoy is more commonly referred to as the princesse de lamballe. as was customary she was married at a young age to one of the greatest heirs in france. the match was arranged by his father who thought it wise to pair his debaucherous son with the beautiful and pious princess. despite his wishes, lamballe’s husband quickly returned to his ways and soon after marriage died of an STD. too bad so sad. widowed, lamballe traveled to the court at versailles where she became a close friend of queen marie anotoinette. we all know how that ended. lamballe met perhaps the worst end of all, after agreeing with the revolutionaries on the rights of man but refusing to renounce her friend and queen she was brutally (like bruuutallly) given up to a mob. her head was paraded around on a pike in front of marie’s windows and that’s not nearly the worst of it. oh well, she probably had some kick-ass refined style.
1: let’s be best friends, marie: dress by oscar de la renta, coat by reem acra, shoes and tights by ralph lauren
2: i feel like we should be working on something: dress by marc jacobs, fur by dennis basso, bag by marc jacobs, shoes by zac posen
3: party at versailles: dress by donna karan, coat by brian reyes, shoes and tights by ralph lauren
one of the things i love most about stories is how we see the transition and growth of a character. inevitably they are version 1.0 at chapter one and some other version at the end of the story. otherwise, you’re reading or watching a crap story. one of the great things about film is that we see the transition happen, sometimes it’s long and drawn out but more often than not we see it happen fast. think ty from clueless (rip brittany murphy), the girls in the house bunny and of course sandy from grease. she started off the shy girl from the outback who spent the summer with danny zukko and became a cigarette stomping, heel wearing, leather decked amusement park razing biker chick. props to you sandy. props.
1: look at me i’m sandra dee: dress by lela rose, shoes by ralph lauren
2: goodbye to sandra dee: dress by proenza schouler, jacket by balmain, shoes by karl lagerfeld
3: ya better shape up, ‘cuz i need a man: jumpsuit by givenchy, jacket by rag and bone, shoes by balmain