No time like the present to be the heroine of your own life (with apologies to David Copperfield). Get into the mood by channeling characters from fiction. Jane’s Vanity helps you dress the part in lingerie and loungewear that pick up the plot!

Who stands out? Justine, the title character in the first of Lawrence Durell’s four-volume Alexandria Quartet. In her exotic Egyptian world, Justine plays a dangerous game of love, clothed in mystery and heavy scent. For this sensuous idol of our college days, nothing will do but silk velvet from Olivia Von Halle. The Issa Torment Velvet Slip Dress would just suit a smoldering kiss on a hidden balcony.

Linda Radlett, the heroine of Nancy Mitford’s roman a clef The Pursuit of Love. Stranded in Paris with no money, Linda meets her true love, Fabrice, while sobbing into her hankie as she sits on her suitcase at the Gare du Nord. Sparks fly. When love arrives in one’s life, it is best to have packed a lovely gown in one’s travel bag. Choose the Gina Peony Silk Gown from Gilda & Pearl. Peachy pink with gold lace accenting. 

Clara, Blanca, and Alba of The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. Their Chilean family saga calls for white dresses. The story’s magical realism calls for Jane’s Vanity. The Nina Ajour Night Dress from Morpho + Luna is regal in semi-sheer linen. Violet & Wren’s Trailing Guava Backless Gown hints at other worlds. The Lysander Silk & Leather Chemise from Loveday London creates a grande finale.

And let your imagination spread to your surroundings as you peruse Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti.

Write your life, in inspiring garments from Jane’s Vanity. 

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