September 30, 2008

like something blooming


Fluid gowns, scrunched hose, and bird's-nest hair - a juxtaposition that puts me in mind of the elegantly graceful yet tenuously fragile women of Fitzgerald's novels.

"You're the only girl I've seen for a very long time that actually did look like something blooming."
~Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

3 comments:

HLS said...

I am reading Tender Is The Night RIGHT NOW. No joke.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

gorgeous flow, but I would look terrible in every one of those

Kelly said...

Heidi: No joke? I haven't picked it up since Dr. G's American lit class, but Fitzgerald's writing has been haunting me lately. His subjects are so often disturbed and destructive, yet he treats them with such a light and beautiful touch. It makes it all the more disturbing, I think . . .

Jessica: Unfortunately, my appreciation for modern runway is limited to the artistic - for its craftsmanship and design - rather than practical. A shame, certainly!