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2014/10/10 / Shanan

SYMMETRIC STYLE ICON: MISS HANNIGAN

I’ve found myself starting to compile a list of fictional characters whose style I’m pretty into, but am trying to veer away from the more predictable choices. Nobody needs another Annie Hall-inspired wardrobe post.  Now Annie, on the other hand…

First up in this series: Miss Hannigan from 1982’s classic kid’s flick, Annie.  God I loved this movie. At the time of course I had no true sense of the hilarity and brilliance that was Carol Burnett in the role as the queen of mean orphanage head, swanning around in her 1930s boudoir-esque outfits.

Now if only they would create an updated version of Miss Hannigan… oh wait, they did. Gah. I’m sorry but Cameron Diaz is just chewing scenery here. This is how I’d play it today:

miss-hannigan-wardrobe

1.  Storm Vision dress by Samantha Pleet, via Bona Drag. Purple and flowy is the key… click the link so you can really see this baby in all its glory. It’s my new dream dress! Thanks in advance, Santa.

2.  Miss H. was never without a long necklace; this updated version would bring a little more delicacy to the proceedings. Braid Lariat Necklace by Heather Hawkins, via Shopbop.

3.  For when those orphans are working your last nerve: stainless steel purse flask, via Red Envelope.  It’s probably too hard to read in the collage above but this one says, “may you never go to hell but always be on your way.” Works for me.

4.  Braided Sky High sandals in antique gold, Swedish Hasbeens. I actually can’t recall what type of shoes ol’ H. wore but these seem appropriate – deco-inspired and fabulous, but still with the slightest hint of tacky.

5.  Fake it with some good costume jewelry. Cobalt double drop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane, via Charm & Chain.

Now repeat after me: “WE LOVE YOU, MISS HANNIGAN.”

ps. Thanks to everybody for your kind words re: my last post.  We’ve received so many nice messages via the blog and Facebook and even on that last-century thing known as voicemail.  It’s been much appreciated.

  • Gillian:

    YES!!! xo

    2014/10/10
  • Trilby:

    Ha ha – love it. C sometimes watches ‘Easy Street’ on repeat while I make dinner, and Miss Hannigan has found her way into the current company of imaginary friends…so, four thumbs up from us!

    2014/10/10
  • Shanan:

    We’ve got the clip of “Hard Knock Life” in permanent rotation around here…

    2014/10/10
  • Trilby:

    We should do an (abridged) movie night! C’s favourite bit of HKL is pointing out the girl sleeping on the stairs… (“Look, Mummy: they walk over her!”)

    2014/10/10
  • allison_bt:

    Oh this is brilliant!

    2014/10/15

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