As well as being a book junkie I also love, love magazines. Pretty much I love words in any form, and when they are packaged together with lavish fashion spreads, I find them pretty hard to resist. It is a pity then that because I reside in the depths of the Southern Hemisphere, I tend to get the o/seas mags a little late, and then I might hold off on purchasing them until the price goes down. This is why I only just found out that Anna Friel has been starring as Holly Golightly in a West End musical production of Breakfast at Tiffany's (there was an interview with her in the October issue of UK Harper's Bazaar).
Even though Audrey's portrayal of Holly in the film version is iconic (and magnificent), when I read Capote's novel I imagined an entirely different Holly. For one, the book is set in the 1940's, not the 1960's. Secondly it doesn't have the Hollywood happy ending. And thirdly, the Holly described in the book little resembles the lovely Audrey. Capote was said to have wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly in the film, but I actually imagined someone not unlike a blonde Natalie Wood.
Preternaturally youthful and with a cute prettiness that doesn't quite mask her sexuality.
Many of my favourite bloggers have been gushing about Anna's off-duty style lately, as she is known as a big fan of vintage. Here are just some of the ensembles she has been papped in while leaving the theatre after her performances.