Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Literary Style: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Here's my visual (and postmodern) interpretation of Muriel Spark's “peasant dressing”:

Deidre Lloyd had been the first woman to dress up as a peasant whom Sandy had ever met, and peasant women were to be fashionable for the next thirty years or more. She wore a fairly long full-gathered dark skirt, a bright green blouse with the sleeves rolled up, a necklace of large painted wooden beads and gipsy-looking earrings. Round her waist was a bright red wide belt. She wore dark stockings and sandals of dark green suede. In this, and various other costumes of similar kind, Deidre was depicted on canvas in different parts of the studio.

—From Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

5 comments:

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

One of my favorite authors! Love your modern interpretation.

Make Do Style said...

Good extract and great photo.

And I loved your comment given my throwaway remark caused a stir on Almost Pretty.

you can tell I'm an earnest MA student whilst you are a practised academic!

Belle de Ville said...

Off topic but I recently watched the movie "The Severed Head" based on a play by Iris Murdoch.
Amusing story and a great wardrobe of 1970's clothes. I think you would like it.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Those booties are absolute perfection. Although I do like the sound of those green suede sandals...

Mary-Laure said...

This book sounds exquisitely fun, how come I never heard of it?...