Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Molly Gibson's Outlandish Tartan

I’ve just begun to watch Episode One of Mrs. Gaskell’s delightful Wives and Daughters, a gorgeous 300-minute BBC series.

The clothing is utterly captivating, even the “bad” choices such as Molly Gibson’s outlandish tartan, which the shopkeeper Miss Rose assured her was all the rage in London “last season.”

Frankly, it reminds me of a McQueen, which *never* goes out of style. I’d wear this in a heartbeat.

My maternal ancestors are from the Nicholson clan, and I’ve always been drawn to tartan, especially when worn like this:

(Although I did wear full Highland dress at boarding school when I was a sergeant in the [then-ceremonial] Cadet Corps. Don’t judge; it was a requirement for all students!

Be assured that I also have peace-themed “twin” sandals that I got from Camper in San Francisco. One shoe is a dove, the other an olive branch. They’re simultaneously too much and compellingly neutral.)

Polish: OPI "Creamsicle"; four coats!

Here’s looking forward to more beautiful clothes worn by a spirited (but not “tart”) heroine.


WendyB said...

I've always loved that Linda Evangelista shoot.

Belle de Ville said...

I loved Wives and Daughters, I saw it on Masterpiece Theater.
Having a Scottish background too I love plaid...as I love a handsome Highlander with a big claymore!

pixelhazard said...

Oh I would totally love that first one too but then I love tartan. I even have tights that look just like the ones in the acond pic!

Sal said...

I am a big fan of the Camper Twins series, but never saw the peace-themed pair. And would never have guessed you would own 'em!

miss cavendish said...

Sal, do I seem more feisty than peaceful? ;-)

Mary-Laure said...

The BBC always has such amazing literature-based series, don't they.