A particular favorite of mine is the series Poirot with David Suchet as the Belgian detective. I have been on a Poirot-binge these past weeks. I do not like all of the films (they completely butchered Appointment with death, The mystery of the blue train or Murder on the Nile and they murdered Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express), but most of them are very good. And although Agatha Christie was sometimes capable of writing a plot that was a little bit ridiculous, most of the time it is very good entertainment.
It is a testament to how good these series are when you look at all the amazing actors who took small roles in it, like Damien Lewis, Martin Shaw or even Edward Fox.
But most of all I love watching the clothes. The series is set in the thirties, so we have plenty of red lipstick and fur-foxes hanging over one shoulder.
But also smart blouses and palazzo pants, twinsets, beautiful hats and cute skirts and dresses.
I would like to draw your attention to two ladies who caught my eye, one is the amazing Zoe Wanamaker as Ariadne Oliver who is a regular on the series and the beautiful Megan Dodds who played the artist Henrietta Savernake in The Hollows.
Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker)
|Love those necklaces|
|Elegant coat and hat|
|Black and white with a splash of colour in the bag|
|I would wear this in a heartbeat. I love the colours and the necklaces.|
And I adore the hat and coat.
Henrietta Savernake (Megan Dodds)
|I just need to get a shawl like that!|
|Next to the victim (who was so down right nasty I did not care he got killed)|
She wears a beautiful dress, though...
|Love, love, love the hair. So elegant and lovely. |
I wish I could my hair like that.
|Better view of the hairstyle. During the day it was a bit messier, |
during the evening it was more polished.