While randomly stalking around the guardian webiste, I came across this photo gallery from 2008, that was too good to keep to myself. Its actress Emily Mortimer dressed as the heroines of a number of classic book and looking sumptuous in every one. I have no idea what kind of book Valley of the Dolls is, but I’m LOVING the outfit!
Do you have any literary style icons?
‘I should put on my red dress and it would be thin as a veil … It would make a flower shape as I sank down, in the middle of the room, on a gilt chair’ The Waves, Virginia Woolf
‘Her dress was richly trimmed with Venetian lace. In her black hair, all her own, she wore a little garland of pansies’ Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
‘A woman can never be too fine while she is all in white. No, I see no finery about you; nothing but what is perfectly proper’ Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
‘She wore a slim, cool black dress, black sandals, a pearl choker … Her mouth was large, her nose upturned. A pair of dark glasses blotted out her eyes’ Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Truman Capote
‘They hadn’t tampered with her natural beauty, yet somehow they had succeeded in heightening it … She wore eye make-up and her hair was fuller, like a lion’s mane. She still looked every inch the lady, but she was exciting now’ Valley Of The Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
Hello! My name is Franca. This blog is a record of the good things in everyday life, my two boys and our weekend activities in and around Edinburgh and elsewhere; and my sewing, knitting and baking adventures. Also sometimes personal style photos, interiors, food, arts and design inspiration and anything I happen to be interested in at the time.