The best literary pieces are eternal because the message they bring never dies or because the characters born out of the stories we remember, just as we would remember old friends. While some we never forget because they made us laugh or fall in love, there are some female literary characters whom we can never forget because they are eternally enigmatic. A door left to slam shut will not go by unnoticed, once we read Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain because it will remind us of Clavdia Chauchat making her “noisy entrance” into the hall and taunting Mann’s protagonist while doing so.
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Summer nights are for many things - eating gelatos on the beach with the one you fell in love with, dancing in a deserted garden with only the light of the moon to pave the way and for me, reading excerpts from Shakespeare in a piazza as people around me go about their evening. You can wear dresses with V-shaped pleats on the front, a design alluding to the dramatic pleats of the Elizabethans, instead of wearing your usual white summer dress, and frills everywhere — on the sides of your sleeves, on the back of your backless dress or at the front of that sheer blouse to bring a hint of the majestic and the volume the Elizabethans were so enamoured with.
Sometimes I like to wear clothes that look as elaborately worked as a Virginia Woolf novel. Let us have breakfast al fresco while donning an off the shoulder top, that shows off our clavicle bones — our shoulders that have not seen the sun in a long time — with dramatic edges like Johanna Ortiz’s pieces.
All images via Instagram/bewitchedquillsThere’s no doubt that the iconic beauties of the past like Audrey Hepburn and Scarlett O’Hara play a major role in fashion and beauty as we know it today. But for one teen, these historical looks are everything. ALSO SEE: A guide to buying vintage furAnnelies Maria Francine is a 17-year-old from Belgium who spends her days trolling vintage clothing and jewellery on Etsy to help transform herself into these classic icons of the past. Click through the gallery above to see some of her most impressive portraits and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
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