Hey, that rhymes. Ever read Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events? Well, Violet is one of the main characters and along with her brother and infant sister, she deals with, well, a lot of unfortunate events. There are leeches, evil troupes of actors, devilish counts and friendly deadly vipers. Yeah, it’s pretty much like working at a fashionable fashion magazine of fashions (badumpshhhhh, kidding). Violet’s main claim to fame is that she is an inventor and can quickly solve problems. Anyway, she’s got a Wednesday Addams meets Elizabeth Bennet vibe, which is cool—and spot on for the fall collections.
1. Well, this is a fucking unfortunate event we’re in.
Dress & tights by Marc Jacobs, coat by Marni, shoes by Lanvin
2. I can invent ANYTHING
Coat by Prabal Gurung, shirt by Tory Burch, pants by Proenza Schouler, boots by Gucci
3. I don’t want to be a child bride of Count Olaf
Coat by Rachel Comey, dress by Stella McCartney, shoes by Burberry Prorsum
I’ve received tons of requests for a re-style of Daisy Buchanan. She was one of the very first posts I did back in 2009 so she was due. Having been unable to marry Gatsby prior to the story taking place, Daisy found herself a rich and suitable man in Tom Buchanan. However, once Gatsby begins hosting lavish parties and bathing in money, she rekindles their relationship. When her husband discovers the affair, he plays on Daisy’s greed and pride to end their love after an intense scene at The Plaza Hotel by exposing Gatsby as a bootlegger. Daisy rushes out of the city with Gatsby chasing after her and in their journey home, Daisy kills Myrtle (a minor character) with Gatsby’s car. Unable to identify the driver, Myrtle’s husband tracks Gatsby as the owner and murders him before committing suicide. Daisy, once in love with Gatsby, fails to attend his funeral and faces no penalty for her crime. Oh Daisy, I wanted to like you so much, but you’re disgusting.
1. “I live on East Egg, that’s like way better.”
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, coat and bag by Tory Burch, shoes by Loewe
2. “I’m going to a party on West Egg, when did I become this desperate?”
Dress and bag by Valentino, shoes by Dries van Noten
3. “Well, that’s the end of Myrtle…”
Dress by Alexis Mabille, shoes by Elie Saab
All images from Vogue UK.
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
All images from Style.com.
is it so wrong to want the finer things in life? emma bovary didn’t think so, in fact she thought she was entitled to them. emma was a farmer’s daughter who married his doctor, she quickly became bored with marriage and provincial life. emma was sure that by acquiring the finer things, she would be content. she was so consumed by her fascination that she ran up a riotous debt, had two affairs and eventually committed suicide. the saddest part of the whole thing is that emma thought all the fortune, the aristocracy, the opera, the parties and the fancy things would bring her happiness. she failed to realize that all of these things often bring misery and that in the end, nobody is really any better off than anybody else. when all her debts and the schemes of her jerk banker caught up to her, she swallowed some arsenic in typical emma bovary melodramatic fashion. all that said, she still is somehow likable.
1: oh, i’m just the farmer’s daughter: dress by tory burch, shoes by derek lam, bag by marc by marc jacobs, hat by erin fetherston
2: hopping to paris with my lover: dress and bag by christian dior, hat by marc jacobs, shoes by calvin klein
3: i totally can’t afford this dress: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by christian dior
All images from Style.com.
mrs. dalloway is all about a party that clarissa dalloway is hurrying to prepare. it takes place in one day and follows her around london as she ties up some loose ends and thinks on her life choices, particularly her marriage. the story also follows septimus w. smith who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after world war i. septimus seeks help for his troubles and when his attempts were dismissed, he is driven to suicide. his death becomes a topic of conversation at clarissa’s party between acquaintances and she quietly admires his actions. there’s a lot more to mrs. dalloway than meets the eye but i’ll let you figure the rest out. set in 1923 london, you can imagine the clothing was pretty amazing and that lovely style could easily carry on today. i highly recommend reading this one.
1: errands around londontown: cape by tory burch, dress by prada, shoes by dries van noten
2: i could’ve married peter, i totally could have: coat and bag by dries van noten, shirt by chloe, skirt by louis vuitton, shoes and socks by marc jacobs
3: party time: dress and tights by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten
p.s. thanks to all of you who suggested her, great call.