STREET LIGHT CHIC | MEET MARY POPPINS - 2019 EDITION
BY MARIA THATTIL
She’s prim and proper but she won’t hesitate to tell you to watch your mouth if you say something out of line - spit spot. MARY POPPINS - the 2019 edition. In cinemas now, the new flick MARY POPPINS RETURNS stars the practically perfect Emily Blunt, following the Banks family 24 years after the first film. And yes, Mary returns to dazzle the next gen with her brilliance and wit, and yes, I was ever enchanted by the fact that the kids could slide into a bathtub and end up in the ocean. However, what I was majorly in awe of was the fashion. MP didn’t age a day but she certainly refined her look to become a major style icon.
Cue high necklines, lean suits, bow ties, quirky suspenders and classic silhouettes. Expect print on print: polka-dots on zig zags on stripes on chevron. Integrating classically with my personal aesthetic of feminine masculinity, I’ve re-imagined 2019 Mary if she was 5”5, South-Asian and has time to both raise a flurry of children whilst slaying the perfect #OOTD. In partnership with Disney and DELPHINE THE LABEL, I styled four looks boasting chimney sweep chic crossed with the poise of powerful silhouettes. Inspired by the suffragette sass in the film, I became a new woman.
Beyond the aesthetic and the clothes, the film inspired me well beyond my childhood. I’ve grown to believe that Mary Poppins is in all of us, we are not born with an innate cynicism of the magic our world has to offer. We are born curious. We are born open. We are born seeking to learn in blissful wonder. Take risks in style, take risks in your life, because “we are on the brink of adventure … don’t spoil it with questions.” Without hesitation - step into the culottes, tighten the tailored blazer and dare to dream.