Keeping Up Appearances

August 7, 2007

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This editorial ran in the Spring 2006 Fashion issue of New York Magazine. Photographed by Alex Majoli and styled by Harriet Mays Powell, I am drawn to the stark juxtaposition between the gorgeous clothing and the decrepit settings. Love the little story that accompanied the lush pictures, though I would totally pay my bills first!

She sold off the family jewels, and the estate is crumbling, but she’ll never give up her gowns.
Keeping Up Appearances
Chapter 1
Driven into penury by an insatiable appetite for gowns, our heroine seeks the comfort of her childhood nursery and her favorite Oscar de la Renta.

Keeping Up Appearances
Chapter 8
The electric bill is six months overdue, but candlelight so perfectly complements her Marc Jacobs lace-trimmed dress. And can she truly be expected to resist that new Ralph Lauren Collection gown?

Keeping Up Appearances
Keeping Up Appearances
Chapter 14
At the end of another taxing day drifting around the house, she ascends to her chambers and falls into a deep sleep, cushioned by the billows of her Dolce & Gabbana.

Keeping Up Appearances
Chapter 23
In a dream, she sees her own reflection. Who cares if the roof’s sprung another leak and the creditors are knocking? A little beaded silk is all she needs to rise above life’s petty annoyances. FIN

Keeping Up Appearances

♥ the alchemist

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      jennine Aug 08, 2007

      ha! i feel like that’s the story of my life…in my imagination.
      thanks for sharing this!
      ; )


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