Saturday, June 14, 2008

Looking at the wonderful floral prints in Plants & Their Application to Ornament: A Nineteeth Century Design Primer (Chronicle Books, $35), I was reminded of Liberty prints. My mum used to dress me in home-made Liberty print dresses and do my hair in Princess Leia buns on the side of my head. I looked like a futuristic Laura Ingalls Wilder - chic it was not. 

Liberty prints, in particular Liberty lawns, always remind me of 1930s tea dresses - the likes of which I think we will see a lot of in the new Dylan Thomas bio-pic The Edge of Love starring Matthew Rhys, Keira Knightley & Sienna Miller.

Dylan's often quoted last words:

"I've had 18 straight whiskies, I think that is a record"

Man after my own heart.

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