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Literary Fashion

Posted on: Friday, September 26, 2008

Emily Mortimer in the Guardian creating fashion out of literature....

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

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

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