Monday, June 20, 2011


I think it's clear where the source of my obsession with this particular washed out linen stripe lies. Never underestimate the power of childhood reading. In fact, Milly-Molly-Mandy's dress was coloured in red stripes in later versions of the books; but it's the earlier ones printed in black and white that are clearly seared into my subconscious.

I still want a shop like Miss Muggins and to live in a white cottage with a thatched roof on the edge of the village. I could wear my striped dress, satchel, boots and straw hat to go blackberry picking with Billy Blunt and Little-Friend-Susan. I'm pretty sure I could get a couple of my friends to respond to those names all summer.

{Dress: Le Vestiaire de Cle (basics) top: Le Vestiaire de Jeanne (from summer 10) espadrilles: Toast (I bought these and had to send them back because one of them kept falling off!)}


If Jane said...

oh i think i would visit that shop as well...(and one day i shall sit down and properly write what films and music shaped my life...if even in a sartorial for thought C!_)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I think my hairdresser must have been deeply impressed by the books too , when she was little .She keeps on giving me a Milly-Molly-Mandy-ish haircut !
(I , too , want the boots ).

charlotte said...

oh my goodness, that's it! my copy of milly molly mandy was the most dog-eared of all my books due to repeated reading. i LOVED her and everything about her life. i think it's high time i read it again (because clearly i need more striped clothing).

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

If Jane - yes, sometimes you don't realise where something has come from, then bam! Something jogs your memory and it's suddenly so obvious!

S&S - is this good, or not?!

Charlotte - If I bribed you would you respond to Little-Friend-Susan for an hour? Then I promise we'd swap haha!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

soon as i see striped - I WANT IT!

*kiss kiss*
ErikaTiptoe Butterfly~

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