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Intriguing new garments on the Jane’s Vanity webpage call to mind the elegance and mystery of a rare book collection. Picture gold-tooled bindings, swirling marbled endpapers, tactile rag bond covered in deepest clearest black type. Every such collection has a secret--imagine a little note tucked between two deckle-edged pages. And you, dressed in your JV reading costume, represent another kind of masterpiece: exquisite design, mesmerizing lace, sparkling detail, and a few surprises of your own. Read on…

Settle into a mound of pillows as you prepare to reread your favorite, Little Women. Wear the Ametrine Lace Bodysuit from Coco de Mer with its scallops of gilded lace, cap sleeves, and interesting details. Isn’t a new movie version in the works? Greta Gerwig? Swot up by reviewing  the effervescent article in The New Yorker, “How ‘Little Women’ Got Big” by Joan Acocella.

The Chartreuse Monstera Lace Camisole from Violet & Wren recalls a sultry afternoon in the Sicilian palazzi of The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Relive the end of an era in this lacy tribute to Monstera Deliciosa foliage, trimmed with red silk spaghetti straps.

Is it the romance of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians or the Singaporean food he describes? Better order take-out, just in case. Then, succumb to this luxe reading fantasy in Gilda & Pearl’s Luna Slip and Swarovski Embellished Kaftan, lah.* (*A much-loved Singlish conclusion to most sentences).

Impossible to read a first edition John Le Carre wearing anything other than finest black lace. Contemplate a thaw in the Cold War in the glamorously retro and utterly spy-worthy Camille Roucher Narcisse Embellished Lingerie Set with its quarter-cup bra, sheer flower-embellished lace, and high waisted matching panty.  

The satiric 18th century plays of Beaumarchais inspired operas and, perhaps, created an age of revolution. Get the message in Valery’s gorgeously baroque Emerald Longline Lingerie Set.

Lovely rarities await at Jane’s Vanity. They speak volumes. Check them out.

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