Sunday, January 6, 2019

My Brilliant Friend: Some Clothes

I've just finished watching the first season of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, which to me is a glorious hybrid: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn meets The Godfather, Part 2.

It's not "Chloe liked Olivia," either, because the two protagonists are indeed competitive and jealous, though they also appear to love each other deeply.

And although an important plot focus is shoes, that's not what thrilled me sartorially. Rather, I loved the beautifully cut collars of the girls' school uniforms, the painterly sheen to Lenu's bow, Lenu's summer dresses.

I'll be counting the hours until Season 2 is aired, and definitely know what I'll be reading over my spring break.

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