There are few female literary characters that I really connect to on a deep level — and as gory as it might sound, Mrs. Lovett is one of them. The tale of Sweeney Todd not only tells the mad story of Todd himself, but really zooms into the glorious, dichotomous madness of Mrs. Lovett as well. She’s totally bonkers (I mean, come on, I’d probably also throw her into a furnace) — but unlike Todd, there’s more of a method to her madness. This allows her to masquerade as more human than probably any one else in the play — her want and desire of Todd is electric, inherent and (ALMOST) justified in this sense.

Needless to say, this corseted Unice Crop Top from Storets really hammered home a Mrs. Lovett type appeal for me as soon as I stumbled upon it, so I knew I wanted to add it to my summer wardrobe in the coming months. It’s super comfortable, has the most beautiful bell sleeves and I am in fact wearing it over a bra, but you can certainly to without. I paired it with these really cute distressed black Rag and Bone Justine Shorts, which were by far the best purchase I’ve made this spring (I’ll be wearing them NON-STOP). Finally, I wrapped it up with my Gucci Marmont Camera Bag and some gold necklaces to tie it all together.

“He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf”

[King Lear III. VI]

Mad, but relatable — I’d say.

Cheers, xx - A. Martine

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