27 January, 2009

Stephanie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Someone take me back to the late 50's! So i'm halfway through reading Truman Capote's famous novella 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and to refresh my memory i rewatched the first 5 minutes of the movie. Oh goodness, when Audrey stands outside Tiffany's in the morning in that stunning Givenchy black gown i feel my complexion turning acidic green! Standing outside a luxury jeweller dressed in what is deemed approrpriate daywear of the time, it becomes rather shocking when you absorb just how much the times have changed. Appropriate daywear apparel back then is now something most average women would either laugh at or admire with hesitancy. The sadder thing is, most people don't find the opportunity to dress so 'properly' because of the confinements our social morale impose upon us. Although we've become a more liberal society - wear what you want, shave half your head off, stretch your earholes into the size of 10 cent coins, we've also become very disdainful of the classic elegance and theatrical elements of fashion because it is associated with a time of female and individual repression. Well, if wearing a mini-dress during the daytime (that shows everyone you walk pass what you ate for breakfast) is a form of liberation, i'd rather be a supposedly supressed 1950's socialite who ran away from home and wears Givenchy like Holly! Since it was Australia day yesterday, i hope we as a nation become alot more respectable when it comes to our choice of apparel because i don't want to spend another year sub-conciously cringing at half the people on the street. One day, when i have the funds, i will put my feet into Holly Golightly's shoes and stick it to the man.


  1. hahahaha,
    Stephanie Shang. That is horrible. You are destroying an icon here.