To fully understand the extravagantly excessive culture of White Mischief, you must read The Bolter, Frances Osborne’s loving exploration of her great, grandmother, the fabulously scandalous Idina Sackville and her outrageous antics in Kenya at the turn of the century. The Wall Street Journal reported, “Ms. Osborne had succeeded in her stated aim, to write a book that ‘has in a way brought Idina back to life.’ And what a life it was.” It is a fascinating page turner that we couldn’t put down, and it inspired two of our provacative costumes for the season. Here are two looks that can take you from stalking the swales in a safari get up, to attending a hedonistic dinner party held by high-priestess of the “Happy Valley” herself. Chocolate covered lobster anyone?!
Left to Right: Rachel Pally Braden Long Dress ($233), Betmar Ethel Turban ($19), Cigarette Holder ($6), Dom Perignon 2002 ($160), Carolee Multi-Row Bibi Necklace ($75), Ralph Lauren “Tinah” Evening Sandal ($89), Judith Ripka Coin Pearl Earrings ($325), Cara Accessories Large Hair Comb ($58), Charriol White Topaz Cuff ($495), YSL Lip Color ($30), Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer ($22), White Mischief – the Murder of Lord Erroll ($50)
Left to Right: Rimbaud French Pith Helmet ($40), Multistrand Pearl Necklace ($190), b.tempt’d by Wacoal Leopard Bra ($40), b.tempt’d by Wacoal Leopard Panty ($19), J. Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt ($55), J Crew Chino Shorts ($33), J. Crew Persol Sunglasses ($310), Women Bush Jacket ($200), Hunter Lapins Rubber Heels ($225), Skinny Calf Hair Belt ($60), White Mischief – the Murder of Lord Erroll ($50)