18.7.12

the lesiure dream

i am currently pretty much in love with these pyjamas. aren't they the most gorgeous ever? right now i'm reading serious pleasures: the life of stephen tennant, on the suggestion of this blog. tennant was among the group of bright young people that initiated the jazz-age craze for pyjama parties and other frivolities in the 1920s (like the "bath & bottle" party with a "bathwater cocktail" invented for the occasion - anyone have the original recipe? there are a few different versions floating around - but none feels entirely authentic somehow).

but wouldn't these jimjams be perfect for carole lombard in my man godfrey? i've already ordered myself a ridiculous pair of marabou mules, but i really can't justify spending over two hundred dollars on antique pyjamas. will simply have to find time to make a pair!

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