Camilla Dickinson; Camilla, Madeleine L’Engle
I washed my face to make sure I got all the toothpaste off and went back to my room and dressed. I put on the sheer smoky stockings my mother had given me for my birthday and which I had never worn before and a dress she had bought me that is neither silver nor green, and that changes color as you move in it.
This was one of my favorite books as a child, even though I didn’t really understand it when I read it. L’Engle also wrote A Wrinkle In Time, but this is not that. Not at all. This is about affairs and suicide attempts and French lovers named Jaques and husbands named Rafferty and fathers explaining to their young daughters what a sugar daddy is and it all went very much over my head. Except for the clothes. Which I loved. Particularly this dress, which I longed to have, and while I probably wouldn’t want its exact replica now (too much stiff, iridescent fabric is not a good look on anyone), all of the dresses that I found that are in the spirit of this one? I want them now.
Dress; Mint Jordan Waisted Dress, $180.50 ingodwetrustnyc.com
Dress; Shrink Dress by Boessert Schorn; $221.50 joinerynyc.com
Dress; Isabel Marant Salvia Pleated Dress, shopbird.com
Shoes; Rachel Comey Bridges Shoe, $201 frenchgarmentcleaners.com
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