I’ve been engaging in quite a bit of noir of late. By that, I don’t mean wearing black – despite being a Melbournian, ’tis not my color of choice. I’ve been watching highbrow noir in the form of Fellini films (full-to-the-brim with eery characters and themes you simply can’t turn away from). I’ve also been indulging in lowbrow noir in the form of American Horror Story Coven. To help me finish my novel, I’m also reading Vincent Bugliosi‘s Helter Skelter which is a curious kind of procedural following the famous the Tate-LaBianca murders.
Don’t worry though, I’m not about to become morbid. As I write this blog I am also listening to the soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast, to which I appear to know every lyric. To balance the light, one needs the dark – a tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme (I think we BOTH know that you know the lyrics too). The hardboiled crime theme of today’s editorial reflects the return of the mystery mackintosh to my wardrobe – although it’s nearly summer, believe me that a coat is necessary. Super snoopin’ needs both mackintosh, and mystery lady glasses – which I duly present to you set against a modern Bates Family Motel.
Pearls – they’re good in a strand, they’re good when you put them layer-upon-layer too. I like to think that layering one kind of conservative accessory as a lady-spy is a good interpretation of 50’s style a la Romola Garai in The Hour.
Wearing: ASOS sunglasses, David Lawrence mac