i know you all love a good jane austen book, so let’s move on to mansfield park shall we? it’s pretty typical of austen’s work, love stories gone haywire and a happy-ish ending all set in an idyllic english setting. mansfield park focuses on young fanny price. fanny is from a poor family and she’s sent to live with her rich cousins, the bertrams at mansfield park. because of her background, all her cousins but edmund mistreat her. naturally (should i say ausently?), she falls in love with him. it’s not until her uncle thomas leaves to take care of his plantation that things start to get crazy. these kids, the crawfords show up and start being all fun and fashionable. basically, they all toy with each other’s emotions until fanny and edmund finally realize their incestuous love. okay, there’s more to it (including some juicy scandals) than that but just read it. i’m tired.
1: i’m just a poor girl from a poor family (oh mama mia mama mia mama mia let me go!): coat by burberry prorsum, dress by marc jacobs, shoes by stella mccartney…maybe she isn’t so poor…
2: “yah but he’s my first cousin”: coat by oscar de la renta, dress (you can barely see) dries van noten, shoes by bottega veneta
3: “it’s called incest arlene and it’s against the law” imagine this is her wedding getup: dress by anna sui, shoes by marc jacobs
oh hey now hey now, it’s tumblr tuesday…would you like to recommend textbook?
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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
so after bellatrix and fleur last week, i got tons of requests for luna lovegood. quite simply, luna is awesome. a little odd, sure, but everybody knows the odd ones from school turn out to be out of control awesome. so read your quibbler, look out for the nargles and get on the luna train. luna!
1: quibbler? quibbler anyone?: top by tory burch, shorts by chris benz, shoes by moschino
2: it’s to keep away the nargles: dress by stella mccartney, shoes by givenchy, bag by proenza schouler
3: off to slughorn’s party: coat by christian dior, dress by marc jacobs, shoes by balenciaga
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i always felt like desdemona of shakespeare’s othello was helpless. like a lot of shakespearean damsels, she was the pawn of schemes around her. she up and left venice to elope and accompany othello in his travels. as the plot unfolds we see that she is made to look like a two timing hussie with cassio by iago. all this is done because iago feels cassio was wrongly promoted over him by othello. confused? no worries…it’s shakespeare. anyway, upon duping othello into thinking cassio and desdemona were knocking boots, othello promises iago a promotion if he kills cassio. iago in turn convinces roderigo, who is in love with desdemona to kill cassio. things start getting crazy, othello smothers desdemona, iago kills roderigo, iago kills emilia, othello kills himself and then iago gets arrested. that’s a super bare bones version but as you can see, desdemona was pretty helpless…so she’d probably wear flowy dresses, right?
1: eloping with othello: dress by alberta feretti, shoes by valentino
2: i lost my handkerchief: dress by christian dior, shoes by stella mccartney
3: othello is being so mean: dress by giambattista valli, shoes by azzaro
wendy moira angela darling is the most ridiculous name in the world, it’s so long. nevertheless, several people requested a wendy post. to be fair, i thought it was an awesome idea so props to you kids. everybody pretty much knows the deal with wendy. long story short - she flies to neverland, hangs out, decides to be a grown up and goes home. however in the end, she finds herself wondering if peter will ever return. sad trombone.
1: her famous nightgown (made famous by disney): dress by christian dior, shoes by marc jacobs
2: adventures in neverland: jacket by balmain, pants by tsumori chisato, shoes by marni
3: “you won’t forget to come for me, peter? please please don’t forget.”: dress by marc jacobs, coat by christian dior, shoes by stella mccartney