Monday, August 11, 2014

Inspiration: Poirot

  Many vintage lovers seem to obsess over the looks of Miss Lemon, Poirot's personal secretary. Personally, I prefer the clothing worn by minor female characters, and the ensembles pulled together by the divine Ariadne Oliver. Miss Oliver is an absentminded mystery writer guided by intuition and is to Poirot a more intelligent Watson (or Hastings, Poirot's usual Watson-like sidekick). 

  If you are not watching it already, a) Poirot has been running off and on for 25! years, where have you been? b ) it is based on the books of Agatha Christie, a.k.a one of the best writers ever. So start immediately. The last two episodes ever are on the PBS website and you can find the other seasons on DVD. If I can't convince you, I hope my crappy caps will. 

Feast your eyes on the gorgeous 30s/40s costuming. 

Ariadne Oliver (above and below) 

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