"Mirabelle likes to think of herself as humorous. She can, when the occasion calls, become a wisecracker & buoyant party girl. This mood, Mirabelle thinks, sometimes makes her the center of attention at parties & gatherings. The truth is that these episodes of gaiety merely raise her to normal, but for Mirabelle the feeling is so exceptional that she believes herself to be standing out" - Steve Martin, Shopgirl
I love Steve Martin's novella, Shopgirl, & the movie with Claire Danes as Mirabelle: an intimate look at a young woman's interior life - who knew such a funny man was so sensitive to the female psyche? Mirabelle's vintage wardrobe suits her old fashioned style & budget, but Mr. Martin's character, Ray, supplements it with designer clothing (illustrating how little he understands her). I, however, am in a codependent designer-vintage relationship... Here my backless Betsey Johnson frock sets the stage for this elephant necklace to be worn the wrong way - much more dramatic. Black Tie party dress to Grecian tunic: the hem falls below my knee, but I pulled it up over a pearl-necklace-belt to create blousy folds.