If you ever visit Utrecht and the Oudegracht district... make sure to enter a little shop specialized in vintage and antique photographs. I don't know the name of the shop, but you will recognize it immediately when you pass the shop window filled with faces and beauty from the past. A few weeks ago, I went there with my friend Tante Patent and I found a gorgeous photograph from the 30s (according to the seller.) I just adore the beautiful ocelot fur coat and the grace of the lady wearing it. When I took the picture out of the paspartout (to put it in a frame) I discovered there was a little note attached to the back.... a note which, to me, sounds like pure poetry... (L)
"A Wild Beast donates to a beautiful jacket. Fashion New York... The ocelot fur jacket here covers a youthful rayon crepe frock, featuring a soft high cowl neckline and butterfly sleeves. Complementing the ensemble are the smart accessories --shoes and handbag-- in matching gabardine. They are trimmed with discreet patent leather edging. The costume bids for popularity among the fall and winter fashions."