Well, I've done it again. While perusing vintage photos I came across this remarkable image. Who is the elegant woman in this stunningly dramatic dress? The closer I looked, the more intrigued I was. Each detail of this portrait , so sumptuous. The satin shoes with the feathered trim... .. . the subtle metallic sheen to the lace .. . the drama of the long (long!) tassels .
That plunging neckline implies this was not a Park Avenue socialite. Much too risque . Who could she be? And, most of all, what was her story ?
Her name is Olive .
I'm doing my research and will report soon with all the details. Stay tuned .. . .