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Monday, November 17, 2014

Cinema Style Poirot Season 1 Part Two


Cinema Style Poirot Season 1 Part 2


In keeping with my belief that you can never, ever have too much 1930s fashion or too much Agatha Christie here is another post in my series on the fashions on  the Hercules Poirot series:

The first episode of the second half of season 1 of Poirot is a bit of a disappointment fashion-wise.   Perhaps the costumers where exhausted after the  1930s style extravaganza of Triangle at Rhodes but Problem at Sea, while an entertaining episode is fairly blasé style wise, at least by Poirot standards.  The episode finds Poirot once again on vacation, this time on an Egyptian cruise with Captain Hastings tagging along.  A shipboard murder of an obnoxious women lends the mystery.   I think the fashion problem is caused by the fact that most of the characters where whites and pastels which make  them look a bit washed out.  Still it is Poirot and there are some good looks.  I really like this simple white dress suit and hat:


and this nautical style dress is quite lovely.  I really like the striped detailing and the clutch purse.


 
 This brown dress and this autumnal toned floral dress break with the episodes use of pastels and are quite pretty



 
Finally there are some pretty hair flowers worn by the young ladies in the episode that remind me of those in Chatter Blossom's Etsy shop.


The next episode The Incredible Theft more then makes up for any style in the boredom in the previous episode.  Fashion wise it is a tour de force.  The first amazing looks is worn by the beautiful Miss Lemon.  A pretty wine red dress with lace ruffle detail.
 
 
 
Miss Lemon been receiving anonymous phone calls from a women wanting to hire Poirot over a matter of national importance.  Poirot agrees to meet the mystery women at the zoo.  Poirot is all about the details and the scenes at the zoo with the perfectly dressed extras are a perfect example.  Look at this young ladies hat:
 
 
and the scarf and coat on this women walking by.
 
 
When the mystery women arrives she surely does not disappoint.  She is wearing a gorgeous brown dress and coat and the most amazing tilt hat.
 
 
 


 
 
Poirot accepts her assignment to investigate and winds up at a country house party with the most glamorous attired attendees imaginable.  Look at the navy suit on this women, I love the slightly sailor style collar:
 

 
The brash American in the episode wears a backless silver lame evening gown, much to the horror of her English counterparts:
 
 
 
 
and later a glamorous tweed suit and fur stole.
 
 
I don't usually focus on the men's fashions in Poirot, but Hastings looks particularly adorable in this episode.  I love the combo of fair aisle and tweed.
 
 
The next episode King of Clubs involves an actress, black mail, and a murder.  It isn't much fashion wise but I did find two lovely looks that caught my eye.  I'd adore a polka dot dress like this one with its pretty side bow.
 
 
and this cranberry knit suit is the epitome of 1930s knit wear:

 
 
 
The final episode of season 1 The Dream concerns a man who dreams about his own suicide, hires Poirot to investigate and unsurprisingly winds up dead, but is it suicide or murder?   My favorite character, Miss Lemon sport's some ravishing looks in this episode.  She wears her pretty brown dress with the gathers and white neckline again, I love that fashions are recycled on Poirot. 
 
 
 


 
 
and she also has a fabulous green dress with interesting collar detail:
 


My favorite item though, is this red cardigan sweater with the striped bow:
 
 

 
There are some cute hats on other character's in this episode like this fur trimmed number:
 
 
and I was excited to see this black velvet beret, as its very much line one I own:
 

 
The style star of this episode is definitely Miss Lemon though, even the normally reserved Poirot is overwhelmed!
 
To be continued with Poirot Season Two!

5 comments:

  1. It would be nice if more people would start dressing nice again and looking half way decent
    Lily & Edward

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  2. Hubby and I are massive Hercule Poirot fans, David Suchet is perfect in that role.
    OMG, your dress is just beautiful, love the sailor collar!
    Lynne x

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  3. Lots of scope there to add to your wardrobe!

    Our computer has been so slow, that we haven't been able to download many blogs for the last few days. Good to be back.

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  4. Oooh, this was such a fabulously fun post!!! Great for the eyes and heart, dangerous for the vintage loving wallet. Especially since I sort of, entirely want that grey 30s suit and fur stole now (well as close as I can find to them). Thank you for all the time and attention to detail you put into this fabulous post, dear Kate. You rock!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  5. I love that even extras dress so nicely! There are lots of great outfits, and I think my favorite is the green dress. Love the collar, very interesting indeed!

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