Fall/Winter Inspiration: Miss MarplePosted: November 18, 2020
After reading Agatha Christie’s autobiography, I decided to start watching the adaptations of her works – I’ve seen Murder on the Orient Express (the classic one, with Albert Finney), Death on the Nile (with Peter Usinov), and BBC’s recent adaptation of And Then There Were None, but I haven’t watched any of the Poirot series (with David Suchet) or Miss Marple. Since the Poirot series is quite long, I started with Miss Marple first – the one with Joan Hickson. She really is the ultimate Miss Marple, with the perfect mix of friendliness, shrewdness, and cynicism (and no wonder, since Christie herself wished Hickson would play Miss Marple way back in 1946!)
I really enjoy the series, but what I didn’t expect is that it would be a source of style inspiration for me. As I’ve said, I’ve been leaning toward the 1940s-1950s look this fall, and the style in Miss Marple is just what the Anglophile in me loves – lots of cozy knits, pleated skirts, and enough tweed to cover several Tweed Runs. Here are some of my favorite looks:
Mrs. Jefferson in “The Body in the Library”
Phillipa’s cozy sweaters and practical trousers in “A Murder is Announced” are my favorite (which I tried to recreate here). I also enjoy Edmund’s pretentious scarf
And of course, we can’t forget the queen of tweed sets, cozy cardigans, and sensible shoes, Miss Marple herself:
The style in Poirot is more 1930s and summery, so I think I’ll save that for later. What should I watch next to get my 1940s-1950s fall/winter Anglophile style fix? Call the Midwife, Land Girls, Home Fires? I’m open for suggestions!