And gradually her clothes got less – one look after the next – outerwear to eveningwear: the shearling, the grey pullover, and then there was a plaid knit in various greys that looked TV test card-y (cardi). This was followed by a drab grey suit, double breasted and cut with the help of Savile Row (Norton and Sons). It was perfect. She remained covered on the top half with various things – pulls, another jacket, a foxier shorter shearling – for 8 looks, and then went ‘evening jushy’: an immaculate tiered black voile dress; you could see through this but modesty had stitched in a white under-dress. She sexed the dress down with lace-up flats.
Rich velvet looks expensive and in the full pleated skirt (part of a dress and pictured) it looked best of all. We liked the clashing humbug stripes in gold/green/copper satin that wrapped around the sheer tops and dresses and were then cleverly layered over squiggles in another fabric. All this fooled you’re eyes at times.
Layers, patterns, humbugs, test cards, then plaids and pleats, trims. Flats and heels, shearling. Pretty make-up, just-tied-up hair.