Monday, February 28, 2011


(an extract)
~ Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

FIVE Hours, (and who can do it less in?)
By haughty Celia spent in Dressing;
The Goddess from her Chamber issues,
Array'd in Lace, Brocades and Tissues.

Strephon, who found the Room was void,
And Betty otherwise employ'd;
Stole in, and took a strict Survey,
Of all the Litter as it lay;
Whereof, to make the Matter clear,
An Inventory follows here.

Oscar night 2010. 

Here's to Hollywood dressing rooms and the little princesses who are enthralled by the magical world of moving pictures and who dream of dress-ups every day. 

"I think I was probably eight years old and staring into the bathroom mirror, and this would have been a shampoo bottle." Kate Winslet, 2009. 


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