Thursday, 24 June 2010

Lace & Taffeta & A Bit of Squinting




My mother came to visit the other day, partly to see a group show I'm in that recently opened, and took these outfit photographs while she was here. (Thanks!)

I'm wearing:

• 1950's Neusteters lace and taffeta dress, eBay.
• Black Ambra bamboo tights.
• Pink 'Steve Madden' brogues.
• Pale pink beaded crochet beret, from Forever New (yes I am going to a special kind of hell!)
• Cue wool cardigan, secondhand.

The book in my hands is a copy of "The Secret Lives of People In Love" by Simon Van Booy. It's the kind of book that I will always carry with me, along with other beloveds like "A Literate Passion", "Notes of a Dirty Old Man", "I Capture The Castle", "La Batarde" and "The Secret Garden". There are certain books I love to pieces, and over the years my love for them becomes just as much about the specific book, the object, the pages I've dogeared and marked, the peeling spine; as much as it is about the writing.


Luna said...

That taffeta dress is so stunning. Lucky you!

kirstyb said...

fabulous xxxx

Anonymous said...

I was reading what you said about books you love, I am the same way about nine stories and Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger and Save me the waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald and the sun also rises by Earnest Hemingway! I love your style, I use to work in a vintage clothing store called Tata Lane, named after a 1920's boudoir doll, so cool, anyway we dad so many of those wonderful 50's dresses I wish I had known you back then, I'd have given you first shot at them all! You are ADORABLE!