Imaginary Outfits: An Afternoon with Hemingway

October 24, 2012

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of cozying up with a good book on a cool Autumn day. A block from my apartment is a beautiful old library made of white stone with large trees in the front and white columns leading up to the steps. The doors are dark wood and heavy and when you open them and step inside, your entire world becomes still, quiet.

One of my favorite pastimes on a weekday afternoon is to go to the library and revisit old classics and peruse through books on history, vintage fashion, and hollywood icons.

This vintage inspired outfit takes its cues from the late 20s and early 1930s when Ernest Hemingway, the great American author, released many of his most well known novels such as “A Farewell to Arms” (1929) and “The Sun Also Rises” (1926). Many other great authors and writers published books during the time period after World War I and before World War II such as F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby, 1925) and Upton Sinclair (Roman Holiday, 1931… and yes THAT Roman Holiday later made into a movie making Audrey Hepburn an icon!) so I was not only inspired by literary works, but fashion itself during these times.

What is your favorite classic novel and who are your favorite authors?

1. “NDG” Glasses by Oliver Peoples, 2. Blouse by CHLOE, 3. Cloche by Dickins & Jones, 4. Vintage revival satchel from Fossil, 5. Woven skirt from Debenhams, 6. Jeffrey Campbell peep toe pumps, 7. Essie nail polish in “Vanity Fairest

to see more imaginary outfits curated by rodellee hop on over here!

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  • Love the bag..And I have a very similar hat which whenever I wear I feel so happy inside!
    I love Graham Green..”The end of an affair”.
    and all of Anais Nin inspire my fashion expressions..
    lovely post!
    I follow your blog,hope you will too!

  • Hi there! I just love that post, it is so inspiring. I love your literary inspiration. In fact, because I am studying in literature, it is pretty hard for me to choose one book or one author. Let’s say that I love Charles Baudelaire or Arthur Rimbaud, but I feel so bad now for all the others, hahaha! But Hemingway is pretty inspiring too!

  • What a wonderful outfit! The Great Gatsby is a fave of mine.

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