Last month, I took a tasty payday for writing a few papers for a student. Moral snobs, look away. One of the papers required me to read Nathanael West's Day of the Locust and watch the film as well. If you haven't read the book, I don't recommend watching the film (even though it is a note-perfect adaptation) unless of course, you want to be dazzled by Faye Greener's fabulous 1930's Hollywood wardrobe.
High-waisted skirt, sash, a fuzzy angora sweater and beret, and a donut perfectly suit Faye's character, which is an affected, not-too-bright girl dead-set on stardom.
White is essentially Faye's hallmark color in film, and silk, her trademark fabric. I love the giant butterflies on this dress; and especially the back-view:
I'm in love with the hat, wide-leg pants (um... not captured here) and cropped blouse with the tiny little belt at the waist.
Yet another cropped top and a sarong-style skirt, I think this one also has a butterfly print...
The above ensemble haunts my dreams. Oh, to be wearing this when I traipse off to the beach this July!!
Seriously. I'm going to find out who did the wardrobe for this film and watch everything else she worked on. Who wouldn't kill for this sweater, with a longish pencil skirt and saddle shoes?
If you'd like to see more, I uploaded a whole bunch onto my Flickr as well.
And now-- off to my weekend! Hope you have a glorious one!