Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Judging the book by its cover

While perusing the shelves of the local news agency I was taken by this Tatler cover. Initially, I had to do a double take to work out who the cover girl was.    

It is Emily Mortimer who is beautiful, and quirky, and interesting...  I loved her in season one of 30 Rock where she plays Jack Donaghy’s fiancĂ©e, Phoebe who could not be touched because she suffered from ‘avian bone syndrome’.

Anyway, what struck me about this cover was:

a) Tatler's need to exclaim that she is in a dress

b) that it is a ‘nice’ dress, but

c) could you really call it a 'nice dress'?

Firstly, it would appear to be more of a top and skirt.  But secondly, and crucially, to me it looks more like she hasn't realised that her skirt is see through and we can see her underwear...

I am quite sure that this makes me prude. 

For your viewing pleasure, here is the offending cover.


  1. Hey - I wore the exact same thing to work the other day!

  2. I must borrow it - maybe wear it to visit the in-laws?! Good choice, no?