Imaginary Outfits: Dinner with Edna

June 4, 2014

imaginary outfits: dinner with edna st mincent millay - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hello loves — today brings us to the last installment of the Millay Vintage-curated Imaginary Outfits. It’s been so fun putting these together and we’re ever-so-glad Micaela asked me to contribute!

It seemed fitting to end with an inspiration near-and-dear to my heart. You know that infamous question, “If you could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—who would it be?” I finally have an answer to that ubiquitous query: my shop’s muse and one of my personal heroes in American history, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

In 1912 at the young age of 19, she read aloud her premiere poem, “Renascence” (not including the many she wrote and won awards for as a child) at Whitehall Inn, prompting literary acclaim and a full-ride to Vassar college.

So, if I could travel back in time? It would be to that cozy Inn to hear her first reading, to experience the moment, and to take her out for drinks afterwards—where I’d like to think we’d become the best of friends. Although this may be an early 1900s ensemble, you bet I wouldn’t hesitate to wear this today!

So I’m turning the tables onto you: If YOU could have dinner with anyone — who would it be? And, just as curiously, what would you wear? I’m dying to know!

edwardian blouse via metropolitan museum of art
concetta’s closet edwardian skirt
edwardian heels via pinterest
efinegifts millinery flowers
photo of edna via encyclopedia of world biography


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  • This is such a fantastic ensemble – so soft and romantic! I think I’d want to have dinner with, it would be the fabulous 18th century artist, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun. And I’d wear something beaded with a feather in my straw hat! 😉

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