"Couples were already gliding over the floor beyond: the light of the wax candles fell on the revolving tulle skirts, on girlish heads wreathed with modest blossoms, on the dashing aigrettes and ornaments of the young married women's coiffures, and on the glitter of the highly glazed shirt fronts and fresh glacĂ© gloves."  — Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

Dipped back into a favorite this weekend, and I was so pleased to be reminded why I love Edith Wharton so. What's new and modern is always strikingly so.


Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada F/W 1999 by Steven Meisel
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