|It's Summer and there are things to do|
Most people who come to me for fashion advice say, 'Addy, you always put clothes on (mostly), tell me what to wear to my literary lunch/literary party/literary-do-thing.'
To which my standard and brilliant response is, 'Not pyjamas.'
There, you have it.
Everyone then has a jolly good laugh and says, 'Yes, but seriously, I need more than that.' So, for what it's worth, here's my guide to wearing the write stuff.
|I'm on the right-hand end in green looking like a chlldren's author who has won a PRIZE|
Please don't feel that you have to rush off in search of the same outfit (although it would suit you, Nick Cross), there are other clothes available.
1. Go direct to the Prize Givers and read the advice as to what is acceptable wearage. Take the Nobel Prize for Literature for example. The Award Ceremony in Stockholm and the banquet that follows is a strictly formal affair. Gentlemen are required to wear white tie and tails, while ladies should be dressed in an evening gown. This is the perfect time to dress up and look like royalty! Wearing your national costume is an alternative to white tie and tails or evening gown.
|A fine choice of national dress for the discerning children's author|
|Not forgetting the gentlemen|
|Then, there's always the old favourite - Elizabethan Extreme|
|Comfy and fast plus you can take down your literary opponents|
|see above caption|
|You'll be barely noticeable|
|There aren't many who can carry this off|
|A bold choice|
|standing on head is optional|
|Moomins are appropriate at any time|
|it could work|
For Teri, who attends many award ceremonies and always knows what to wear ... hem-hem