"Dear Miss Brodie, I hope it will be convenient for you to see me in my office this afternoon at 4:15. Emily Mackay." Four fifteen. Not four, not four thirty, but four fifteen. Hm. She thinks to intimidate me by the use of quarter hours?
(From the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
One of the early themes coming out of the Milan shows is the librarian. The interpretations ranged from repressed to tarted up bookworms. I wondered if it was a political statement or if they just were rebelling against their heritage of sex. But the moment I spotted the stills from the Dolce&Gabbana runway, I knew this was a trend that was going to stick. The DG team managed to make some of the thinnest models in the business look husky. I spotted big wale corduroy, nubby fur worthy only of a teddy bear, thick knee highs, and lace.
The lace was lovely to see. Only Prada can twist prim and proper lace into something slightly naughty. The glimpses of skin through the swirls and flowers was alluring. This is where I started thinking of the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
I loved this description of the character Jean Brodie from wikipedia:
She is beautiful yet fierce, keen yet ignorant, intellectual yet deranged, passionate yet lacking a lover.
What do you think of the shows so far? What are your favorites?
All pictures are from style.com
Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Prada.