I found the top photo on Saturday whilst visiting one of my favourite shops, snooper's paradise (an apt name) in Brighton. The moment I pulled it out of the pile of old photos I thought of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead revisited. (Which I fully recommend if you haven't read it.) The vintage car, the summery clothes. The trio of figures...Charles Ryder, Julia Flyte and Sebastion Flyte out for a drive perhaps? It inspired me to look up some shots of the two adaptations, from 1981 and 2008. In terms of fashion inspiration, I think the 2008 version is far more interesting (that white dress with the swallows!) But otherwise I prefer the 1981 version, since it stays closer to the story. Does anyone else have a favourite? Usually I would expect myself to be drawn to all of Julia's floaty, drapey, beautiful 1920s/1930s outfits. However I'm actually far more inspired by the boater hats, cricket jumpers, pullovers and crisp summer trousers. I think it's Spring being just around the corner. The final photo here shows Hugh Lygon, thought to be the inspiration behind Sebastian Flyte.