Sleek basics with over-the-top jewels. Drop earrings, layered necklaces, red lips. Low heels because life is too short for anything else. Intense, oriental perfumes for sophistication and intoxication. This is performance art, darling.
High waisted trousers and hands on hips to channel Lix Storm on busy days. Tweed, cable knits, and brogues for the country Winter; think John H. Watson. Needless to say, life is all stacks of books, cups of coffee, and to-do lists. Oh, and blocks of chocolate, of course! (Other fictional inspirations: Emily Gilmore & Phryne Fisher.)
Floating around in camisoles and wide-legged pyjama bottoms, wrapped in a faux kimono or piano shawl. Soft, dreamy perfumes on rainy days, and floral-orientals of romanticism for restless, bored days when anywhere else in the world but here would do.
It is yesterday, tomorrow, never, and always.
Vogue, 1953. Photo by Milton Greene