Angelica Houston is a style hero for me. She's tall and wears her years well. So it wasn't surprising when I found her recently released bio a compelling read. Huston is the product of famed director John Huston and glamorous prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma. The book is full of fashion memories and a smattering of wonderful photos; Huston was a model herself in the 60s and 70s. She adored her mother and conjures up the woman for us by recalling her style.
"Dabbing on her perfume and sinking my fingers into the glass pot with foamy white cream called Creme de Bonne Femme; watching her stroke dark blue mascara into her eyelashes with a little brush...She had bought a dress from Madame Gres for the season. It was mauve taffeta, strapless, like a column. She wore it with a turquoise necklace. The affect was astonishing."
This is book one of two; the second expected in the next few years. Huston has plenty of story to tell and tells it with colour and honesty.