Over the past couple of weeks, I've watched both the HBO remake of Grey Gardens and the original 1975 documentary, and I feel just a tiny bit obsessed with Little Edie Beale. After watching the documentary last night, Andrew said it made him want to clean the house; but it kind of made me want to arrange a sweater over my head, secured with a dramatic brooch.
My favorite Little Edie quote is, hands-down, the following, which she delivered on an ordinary morning while explaining her quite extraordinary outfit to the cameraman: "You can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape." You can indeed. Here's her full explanation:
It's just fantastic.