“Murder, She Wrote” Series 1 – Episode 4
“Hooray for Homicide”
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Fashion Tip learned :
A beautiful dressing gown or two are essential when travelling, especially if you are going to discuss business in your hotel room.
Life Lesson learned :
Always read the fine prints before signing any contract: you could be giving away your best selling novel’s film rights.
In this episode Jessica flies to Los Angeles, trying to stop the production of a truly awful-sounding film which is loosely based on her best-selling novel “The corpse danced at midnight”.
When she finds out about the movie, Jessica is at home, writing. She is wearing a cable-knit cardigan with a shawl collar over one of her usual blue shirts and a simple pair of jeans.
I really like how both her outfit and her house decor convey this lovely feeling of coziness and warmth.
On top of (her husband’s ?) blue shirt, Jessica wears a cardigan in a soft shade of brown, similar to this beautiful hand-knit sweater jacket by Etsy designer Pilland, or this lovely vintage sweater by Etsy seller OldAndUsed.
As you can see, I also had a bit of a field trip in looking for vintage pieces echoing the objects scattered around her lovely kitchen, as in these frames there are plenty of them, all pretty much in plain sight. (Click on the photo if you wish to enlarge it).
First of all, according to the Internet Jessica uses a Royal Magic Margin, which I think is actually quite a lovely name for a typewriter. I found two great vintage options, one on Ebay and one on Etsy by seller PoetryOfObjects.
On the wall behind Jessica, we can see a heart-shaped copper mould, like this one by Etsy seller BinkyLoveCat. I remember my mum had some on her kitchen’s walls too! I also found a pretty vintage spice rack by Etsy seller ArcadianaHodgePodge.
Other wall decorations are a lovely wooden wall clock, similar to this one by Etsy seller YouPicBig, and a framed portrait of a man: even though I can’t identify him, this beautiful framed original print of poet laureate Lord Alfred Tennyson, available by Etsy seller PrimrosePrint would add a similar charming vibe to your wall.
Finally, on the stove is a beautiful tea kettle, similar to this one by Etsy seller LeFrenchShop, a matching pan, similar to this one by Etsy seller iasVintage and an aluminium coffee maker similar to this one by Etsy seller Histoires.
Still speaking of cozy, here are the night gowns that Jessica wears in this episode.
I found a few beautiful white dressing gown that have a similar vibe, such as this silk robe by Etsy seller Thaichill, this vintage Pierre Cardin robe available at Rokit or this cotton robe available on Amazon.
At the end of the episode, Jessica is invited to a small gathering. She looks beautiful, dressing in brown and grey with a long pearl necklace (already discussed in this post).