Coffee is the key?
Ah, memories of the mailroom in the LSMSA Annex.
Helena Bonham-Carter is stylish and slick as the murderous Mrs Lovett in Tim Burton’s rendition ofSweeny Todd.
Her look is dark and slightly tattered, with frayed edges on her chemise and the damask on her skirt faded and worn. Her vertically striped stockings may have once been a cheerful red, but have faded over time, and her ever-present lace mitts surely have been patched once or twice.
In her daydreaming, her clothing is vibrant and colourful. Her sweet navy bathing costume is accompanied by blue skies and sweet blue and white striped stockings.
Mrs Lovett is such a fascinating character, it’s no wonder anyone would want to play dress-up in her closet.
Loveliness in black.
Eugène Atget, Hôtel Sully-Charost.