Monday, October 19, 2015

Best Dressed

Since Jolly had become a fashion icon, the Professor didn't feel it proper to have him pressing his suits anymore.
The blog is not called The Uncrushable Jersey Dress for nothing. I ran across this post a couple of weeks ago from Vanity Fair about their list for the best dressed and enjoyed it enormously. As an aside, Betty Debbie has a weird, wonderful thing for Bill Nighy (one of the male nominees) who looks like he'd politely push a brassy-haired Veronica out of the door of his employer's Georgian row home. 
Here's his entry: 
Bill Nighy
Occupation: Actor. Residence: “London Town.”
Favorite Fashion Purchase of 2015: “Midnight-blue John Smedley ‘Dorset’ wool polo.”
Favorite Item of Clothing: “Margaret Howell classic pale-blue shirt.”
Favorite Accessory: “Margaret Howell dark-blue-and-cream polka-dot silk scarf. And dark-blue Pantherella socks.”
Favorite Scent: “I’ve never got round to that.”
Style Icons: “Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, and Pharrell Williams.”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Death and Her Welcoming Arms

I have the flu. I feel grotty (thank you British people for such a perfect word), am coughing all over everything and every joint in my body aches. Death sounds like a long, lovely nap. Alas, what is a Betty to do?

"...fresh lemonade, nourishing broth and...nothing, nothing else at all. Won't hurt a butt...BIT, I mean, bit."
One of the nicest things about The Canon is that there is a book for every malady, and "Matilda's Wedding" is the best one about the flu. It's got everything--heroic self-denial, slipping into a faint, shots on the bum(!). Of course, there are nicer parts too:

Matilda Paige, aware that she was being studied, watched the man on the other side of the desk in her turn. A very large man, in his thirties, she guessed. Handsome, with a commanding nose and a thin mouth and hooded eyes and dark hair streaked with silver. She had no intention of being intimidated by him but she thought that anyone timid might be. A calm, quiet girl by nature, she saw no reason to stand in awe of him. Besides, since the moment she had set eyes on him, not half an hour ago, she had fallen in love with him...