The snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. Suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. It was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. She was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness. It was the Snow Queen.
"We have travelled fast," said she; "but it is freezingly cold. Come under my bearskin." And she put him in the sledge beside her, wrapped the fur round him, and he felt as though he were sinking in a snow-wreath.
"Are you still cold?" asked she; and then she kissed his forehead. Ah! it was colder than ice; it penetrated to his very heart, which was already almost a frozen lump; it seemed to him as if he were about to die--but a moment more and it was quite congenial to him, and he did not remark the cold that was around him.
Extract from The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson
White corset: bought in the 90s when I was about 16 from M&S
White long sleeved top: very old from La Redoute
Vintage white lace skirt: by my granny from Kiki Couture
Vintage white fur scarf: from granny Kiki
Vintage white kid leather elbow length gloves: from granny Kiki, passed down from her mother or grandmother
White flower fascinator hat: bought years ago from the high street
White woollen scarf tied as a belt: a gift from a friend
White mohair scarf wrapped around hair: from H&M years ago
Faux pearl necklace: a gift from a friend
Faux pearl bracelets: Accessorize
Ponytail hair piece, attached to my hair to make it very long: from H&M years ago
Wellies underneath: Hunter, via ebay
The Caretaker: Patience (After Sebald)
Photographs taken by my mother and by me, using the self timer on my cheap digital camera.
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