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Hercule Poirot and Miss Lemon

March 23, 2011

Presently, I am developing a slight obsession with the UK series “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” starring David Suchet as Poirot.

I’ve been a fan of Christie’s books since my teenage years and David Suchet is for me the perfect Poirot. Not to lessen the merits of Sir Peter Ustinov, he’s a great actor and I also like his version of Poirot, but Suchet is better. His Poirot is exactly like I imagined him from the very beginning.

And, what’s more: the Ustinov-films were adapted to be contemporary which I didn’t like at all. A lot of Christies original plot even doesn’t make sense today. The series with Suchet is actually set in the 1930ies and the whole thing from location up to clothes is just perfect. Art Deco through and through, a veritable style catalogue. I know that England has a lot of Art Deco architecture, but in this series you see them by the dozen while comfortably lounging on the couch – fabulous.

I finally found out how to do screenshots in my video player, so here are a few impressions. The quality is not too good, just to give you a glimpse.

The appartment house where Poirot has his flat:

Art-Deco Interiors:

The episode “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”  features a very steampunky factory location:

Poirots secretary Miss Lemon, played by Pauline Moran, has the most stylish outfits, like this beautiful grey suit:

A dress with an interesting neckline

back view:

Gorgeous sweater:

This read blouse is an absolute dream, I think I urgently need one for myself.

A coat with an interesting back, sort of a mix between pintucks and box pleat.

And here’s another fab dress with a beautiful neckline.

I think Miss Lemon has been chosen to be my new style icon. 😀 .

So, if you get the chance to watch the series, go for it. It is highly recommendable.


New inspiration for White Shirts

December 1, 2010

I love to look at vintage sewing patterns and I love to figure out if I can made something similar from my existing patterns. Of course it would also be cool to own all those patterns, but I am not a pattern collector so I leave them in the pool for the serious collectors 😉 .

Now look what I found:

Do you see the extra piece the lady in green is holding in her hand? This looks like it has the same buttonholes in the center front as the blouse, so it can be buttoned on optionally. How cool is that, I ask you?

I definitely will make something like that for my next white shirt.

Oh yessss!

November 25, 2010

I. Want. This. Coat. NOW!

This is from Chanel’s current the fall/winter collection and I think it is just gorgeous. The perfect coat.

How did they make the bodice part that looks to be separate, I wonder? Maybe the skirt part is attached to the lining of the bodice?