Spotted this on Garance Dore’s jam, and it’s great:
Olympia Le-Tan, most known for her book clutches, and filmmaker Spike Jonze collaborated on this video. It’s a fine example of stop-animation and features one of my favorite literary characters, Mina Harker from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and of course, Macbeth.
Check it out, well worth the time.
Lady Macbeth is without a doubt one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. She’s right up their with Romeo, Juliet, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. Outside of his own work, Lady Macbeth is one of the most famous women ever written. Her character bucked traditional female archetypes at the time and she was portrayed as a strong-willed, power-hungry, self-motivated individual. After inciting her husband to murder King Duncan of Scotland, making him the King, she began to unravel. It’s funny how murdering somebody can seem like the answer to all your problems, but then you have to deal with consequences. She’s at her best in when she sleepwalks and recounts the details of her crime. Lady Macbeth ultimately has a rather unceremonious exit from the play and dies offstage, presumably having committed suicide.
Because when you play the game of thrones you either win or you die.
1. Those witches said you ‘gonna be the king
Dress by Balmain, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana
2. Just do it, just kill him, why is this so hard?
Cape by Valentino, dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Derek Lam
3. Out damned spot!
Dress by Anna Sui, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana
Shakespeare is always good for a character post, so let’s take a look at Twelfth Night. Like many of his works, Twelfth Night is all about mistaken identities, disguise, humor and of love triumphant. Hooray! The heroine of the story is Viola, who is wrecked on the shores of Illyria, governed by Duke Orsino. Separated from her twin brother, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario and comes to know the Duke as his servant. Bromance ensues. The Duke soon enlists Viola (Cesario) to help him win the affections of Lady Olivia. She falls madly in love with Cesario (Viola). Things start to get crazy and Amanda Bynes wins the big soccer game, then her brother returns and all identities are set right and the Duke and Viola get hitched. Yayo. 1. Shipwrecked, but damnnnn I look good Dress by Nina Ricci, coat by Peter Pilotto, shoes by Roberto Cavalli 2. Hello, Govnah! Me name is Cesario! Suit by Thom Browne, coat by Ferragamo, shoes by Lanvin 3. Surprise! I’m a lady! Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Valentino
I know I posted Titania quite recently, but Spring is so much more appropriate for this bitch. As any American high school student knows, Titania was the fairy queen from Will Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play focuses on four Athenians wandering the forest and in true Shakespeare style is riddled with mistaken identities and humor. Titania is battling her husband Oberon over a foundling child and she falls victim to a few of Oberon’s tricks. Long story short, everybody ends up happy. She’d be way happier if she dressed like this though, right?
1. I’m the Queen of the fairies, Bitch.
Dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Mary Katrantzou
2. Who are these damn Athenians?
Dress by Alexander Mcqueen, shoes by Chanel
3. Oberon is my boo
Dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Erdem
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All images from Vogue.
somebody had requested some posts from a midsummer night’s dream…so here we go. first up is titania, queen of the fairies. if you went to high school in america, you probably know the story so i’ll keep it short. titania is fighting with her husband oberon over a young boy she has adopted, he wants to use him as a soldier in his crew. meanwhile, four mortals from athens are running through the forest and whilst scheming to shame titania, oberon decides to mess with them too. of course, there are hilarious consequences. oh shakespeare. read it.
1: oberon you’re so annoying: dress by diane von furstenberg, shoes by alberta feretti
2: you can’t have my changeling boy: rodarte head to toe, obviously.
3: actually oberon, i love you: dress by vera wang, shoes by nina ricci
All images from Style.com.