Can you not see... that fairy tales in their essence are quite solid and straightforward; but that this everlasting fiction about modern life is in its nature essentially incredible? Folk-lore means that the soul is sane, but that the universe is wild and full of marvels. Realism means that the world is dull and full of routine, but that the soul is sick and screaming. The problem of the fairy tale is - what will a healthy man do with a fantastic world? The problem of the modern novel is - what will a madman do with a dull world? In the fairy tales the cosmos goes mad; but the hero does not go mad. In the modern novels the hero is mad before the book begins, and suffers from the harsh steadiness and cruel sanity of the cosmos.
by G.K. Chesterton, via 1
Vintage Brocade Satin Opera Coat: made by granny Kiki for Kiki Couture in the 30s/40s
Black T-Shirt: very old from H&M
Black Sequin Waisted Harem Trousers: old from a sale at Asos
Red Sequin Peep Toe Heels: old, from a sale at New Look
Amber earrings: my mother's
Amber bracelet: gift from a friend
Marianne Faithfull: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
All photographs taken by me, self portraits using the self timer on my little digital camera.
Thank you so much for all your supportive comments on my last post, I feel lucky to have found such a caring and inspiring blog community. The fog is gradually lifting, although the weather outside is still freezing!
I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.