Princesses of the parlor enjoy the literary life in enchanting, featherweight frocks. On right: Blue silk-mousseline gown has a dusting of roses and a pink satin underskirt, by Olga D'Gallegos, about $4,800. Necklace, by Carolee. On left: Blush silk-satin organza gown features ribbon trim and a full tulle skirt, by Lazaro, about $2,150. Necklace, by Carolee.