Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dressing for Garsington: June 23, 2015

3rd run of color-reduction woodcut: Woolf at Garsington
June 23, 1919

 If I hadn’t had since midday to settle myself, I should still be twanging & twittering with Garsington.  But parties don’t fluster me as they used.  I don’t much care now about the great question of hair, & doing up dresses; I am resigned to my station among the badly dressed . . . . Why am I calm and indifferent as to what people say of Night & Day, and fretful for their good opinion of my blue dress? 

(D1 284)

(Diary entry on returning from a weekend spent at Garsington, Lady Ottoline Morrell's Oxford home)

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