yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of to kill a mockingbird. as such, let’s commemorate it with a scout finch post. i never thought of maycomb as a particularly fashionable town, but i always thought scout was pretty kickass. she reminds me a lot of elizabeth bennet, just somebody who’ll call you on your shit and knows right from wrong etc. anyway, she spent her summers with her brother jem and their friend dill. after a civil trial hits town, their lives get really interesting. scout’s father atticus defends an innocent man charged with raping a woman in town. despite evidence to exonerate the accused, he is found guilty and shot as he tries to escape prison. the girl’s family is humiliated and her father vows revenge against atticus. eventually, he attacks scout and her brother jem as they come home from a halloween pageant. luckily, their elusive neighbor boo radley (the subject of many scout, jem and dill’s summer adventures) comes to their aid. there’s a lot more to it but you should find the rest out on your own. it’s one of the greatest books ever.
1: watching the trial from the balcony: dress by rachel comey, shoes and socks by marc jacobs, bag by ralph lauren
2: hanging around maycomb with jem and dill: dress and coat thing by marc jacobs, boots by michael kors
3: picking up a gift from boo radley: dress by cynthia steffe, shoes by ferragamo
All images from Style.com.
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