A couple weeks ago I asked for some suggestions of Asian folklore for Textbook and got tons of responses, so thanks for that. The first one up is Ameonna, a Japanese rain spirit. Legend has it that she exists as a cloud in the daytime and rain in the evening. Pretty snazzy. Collection wise I was happy to hit up Tsumori Chisato and you know, Rodarte because I use them for everything. Hooray for rain spirits.
1. Whatup, I’m a cloud right now
Dress by Wunderkind, scarf by Yohji Yamamoto, shoes by Thakoon
2. Move it, I’m raining
Dress by Rodarte, shoes by Alexander McQueen
3. I’m a cloud again, chill
Dress by Tsumori Chisato, shoes by Rodarte
All images from Vogue UK.
although she headlines in the odyssey, circe is a common figure in greek mythology. she wasn’t exactly up their with the olympians but she’s still a member of the club. her father was the sun god and mother was some sort of sea dwelling deity…somewhere between a god and a nymph. circe made her home in the clearing of a forest on an island, she spent her days turning enemies into animals, fun. upon the warning of his men and the foresight of hermes, odysseus was able to outsmart her and seek refuge at her mansion. taking into account she’s a witch and greek, i think it’s safe to say you’d see some draping and some crazy in her wardrobe.
1: i will turn you into a pig: dress by jean paul gaultier, shoes by hermes
2: just kidding: dress by issey miyake, shoes by burberry prorsum
3: head for the straits of scylla and charibdys: dress by wunderkind, shoes by 3.1 phillip lim