So, knowing how big of a fan of Twilight I am, this post has been a long time coming. Like Bram Stoker’s vampires, Anne Rice’s are pretty badass. One of the the most interesting is Claudia. Unlike the rest of her kind, Claudia was made a vampire before she was an adult which leaves her to be a child for eternity. At first, that’s cool and her vampire fathers Lestat and Louis spoil her to no end. She ensnares her prey by being an angelic young child, often lost or in need. She murders at will and without care, ugh, kids. As decades wear on, Claudia becomes frustrated that she’ll never experience life as an adult. Her frustration turns to blind rage and she murders Lestat (but he don’t die!) and she and Louis flee to Europe to find more about their vampire roots. In Paris, the pair revel in culture and the arts before finding a troupe of vampires who pretend to be humans who pretend to be vampires to trick their prey. After it is revealed that Louis and Claudia killed Lestat, the theatrical vampires condemn Claudia to death by sunshine. I hate sunshine too. For those concerned for Louis, he lives, but is forever haunted by the death of Claudia. Try to keep in mind what a spoiled child with really good taste would wear…
1. Help me, I’m lost and have an undying bloodthirst
Dress by Christopher Kane, shoes by DVF
2. We’re moving to Paris because everybody else SUCKS
Dress by Chanel, shoes by Elie Saab
3. Oh great, now I’m getting burned alive, this is great, fantastic.
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, vest by Giambattista Valli, shoes by Nina Ricci
Enjoy this? Fine, here’s more vampires for ya:
Bella is perhaps the most heroic of all the characters I’ve posted before. She tempts fate, she dances with vampires and werewolves and manages to find some meaning for existence in the pacific northwest. I mean, how could you not be impressed? She’s just so strong and I remember when I read the books the first six times I thought, “Wow, I wish I could be that strong” but we all know I never will be. I’m just vampire food. Whatever, she’s way better than Hermione Granger and she could probably kick her ass. We all know Hermione is just a joke.
Dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Valentino
Coat by Oscar de la Renta, dress by Miu Miu, shoes by Band of Outsiders
3. DAKOTA FANNING!!!!!
Jumpsuit by Tory Burch, coat by Prada, shoes by Giambattista Valli
did you know dracula was mormon? well…i mean he was a bigamist and had three wives, could’ve been on big love. anyway, his three wives lived in his castle with him and found it amusing to prey on his guests. now you may remember from some dracula posts a few weeks ago, that one of these guests was his lawyer, jonathan harker. while staying with the count, mr. harker got pretty familiar with these horrific vampire brides and they tortured him like crazies. think about it though, if you’re immortal…i bet you really hone your sense of style. hmmm…also, these brides would snap that bella bitch like a twig, LIKE A TWIG.
1: wife no. 1: dress by balmain, boots by jean paul gaultier
2: wife numero dos: dress by john galliano, tights and shoes by bottega veneta
3: wife c: dress by tsumori chisato, tights and shoes by rodarte
other posts from of the dracula persuasion…
presenting the original vampire, count motherfucking dracula. unlike other vampires i might mention, he doesn’t sparkle. he doesn’t hate werewolves, he commands them. he can shape shift into anything and change the weather. he lives with three vampire brides in his castle and wants to take over the world.
don’t mess with count dracula, he’ll bite you. in all seriousness, i’m begging you to read the original by bram stoker…it’s so damn good.
1: welcome to my castle, mr. harker: coat by alexander mcqueen, shirt by givenchy, pants and shoes by costume national
2: traveling to london with my transylvania dirt: coat by alexander mcqueen, shirt and sweater by prada, pants by dior homme, boots by paul smith
3: settling real estate matters in london before i bite lucy…and mina: suit and shoes by dolce and gabbana
and p.s. it’s tumblr tuesday, care to recommend me?
all images from gq.com