Monday, January 25, 2010

Floor It

Cashmere cardigan. Vintage Evette dress. Coin belt. Vintage beige/blue beaded, enamel & wooden necklaces. Engraved (a souvenir from my sister’s trip to Israel) & vintage white bangles. Cable-knit tights. Vintage Astatus Colomras bag. Vintage Jcracker’s cowboy boots.
PBS' umpteenth version of Jane Austen's Emma debuted last night - there's nothing like a little Masterpiece Theatre to make a girl long for some ankle-grazing gowns. Romola Garai is a perennial favorite of this series (see Daniel Deronda); she plays our heroine here in homespun linen frocks/coats & beribboned bonnets. Ms. Garai's wardrobe is earthier than Gwyneth Paltrow's in the film version - she's evidently an Emma modernized for our times.
With ball gowns & visions of moors (Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights & Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn) dancing in my head, I robed myself in a vintage organza gown (originally a nightgown) & a long cardi. A bag slung across my chest + a coin belt + a treasure chest's worth of necklaces = wandering-gypsy-princess. This leather messenger bag (circa 1970) is the ultimate in hands-free luggage for traveling light.


  1. love your belt!! vintage meets boho-chic :)

  2. I agree with moraki, the belt is just so lovely, but pilling on the cardigan has proven to be too much distraction for me:( I don't know what to say about the skirt. I think it's too white to go with the golden-yellow-brown tones of the top...


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