Yes, books and stories are fun, but I do much prefer video games. Of all the franchises, The Legend of Zelda is probably my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Mario, Pokemon and Final Fantasy, but Zelda takes the cake. Both Link and Zelda have been done here before, but it’s a new season so I can do whatever I want. Here’s Link. In this instance, let’s think of him in The Ocarina of Time frame of mind. Link’s actions are often dictated by his clothes. If he’s wearing the Zora (blue) tunic, he can breathe underwater and can walk on the ocean floor if he’s wearing the iron boots. If he’s wearing his normal Kokiri forest manufactured tunic (green), he can’t do anything special. If he’s wearing the fire tunic (red) he can withstand extreme heat. On a related note, some guy that works at the apple store in SoHo has a triforce tattooed on his hand. At first I thought, “wow you’re an idiot,” but then I realized I was jealous. Respect the power of the triforce.
1. Zora tunic stuntin’
Jacket by Belstaff, shirt by Ermano Scervino, shorts by Missoni, shoes by YMC
2. Trill like the Kokiri forest
Jacket and bag by Belstaff, sweater by Ermano Scervino, pants by Bottega Veneta, shoes by YMC
3. Coldest in the Fire temple
Shirt by Missoni, undershirt and pants by Bottega Veneta, shoes by Vivienne Westwood
Princess Zelda is the HBIC of Hyrule. Together with Link, she must protect the kingdom from Ganon, the evil wizard/pig. This time, I decided to focus in on Zelda during The Ocarina of Time which remains to be one of my favorite video games to date. When we first meet Zelda she is young and becomes childhood friends with Link. Naturally, when we travel forward in time, she is older and wiser. She spends half of her adulthood disguised as Sheikh of the Sheikah tribe. When disguised, she helps guide Link in his quest to vanquish evil. Finally, she is revealed as the strong, wise and triforce wielding Princess Zelda. WOOO!!! NINTENDO!!!
1. Young Zelda
Dress by Sacai, top by Christopher Kane, shoes by Peter Pilotto
2. Ganon, if you mess with my man, I’m a be the one to bring it to ya
Everything Alexander McQueen
3. Sheikh of the Sheikah
Coat by Yigal Azrouel, dress by Alberta Feretti, shoes by Elie Tahari
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I love nintendo, I really do. For many years it replaced friends in my life and to a degree it still does. Also, I look extremely graceful playing the Wii, it’s like a dance. Anyway…the holy grail of Nintendo titles for me has always been the Legend of Zelda. From NES, to gameboy, to SNES, to N64, to Wii and everything in between it’s fucking amazing. The story’s heroine is Zelda, princess of Hyrule. She keeps pretty busy you know, protecting the triforce and helping defeat that jerkoff Ganon. So clearly you’re not dealing with a girl content to wait for some prince to rescue her, she means business.
1. Yo, this is my castle
Dress by John Galliano, shoes and socks by Meadham Kirchoff
2. Chillin’ in Kakariko Village with my homegirl, Impa
Jumpsuit and bag by Diane Von Furstenberg, shoes by Lanvin
3. Ganon, get the butt out of my Kingdom
Dress by Mary Katrantzou, boots by Emilio Pucci
All images from Vogue UK.