I think I’ve moved from thinking ERW was CRAZY and unpleasant into finding her CRAZY in a way that is kind of dramatically hilarious. I mean that in a totally non-sarcastic Slow Clap kind of way. I mean, look at her:
She’s one part 1980s Dress For Success Business Woman, one part 1940s Life Insurance Grifter, one part spy, one part Library Armchair, one part Easily Cleaned. And that is a cocktail I would like to sample, even if I don’t want to drink the entire thing.
That said, from a practical point, were I her stylist, I think I’d try this without the hat, with the sleeves pushed up, and with totally different shoes. What about you? Would you let her leave the house like this, or would you throw yourself in front of the door in slow motion?