The Literary Effect
|Edie Campbell with her must-have accessory- a good book, or three!|
|Philip Lim's cut up method for S/S'13|
|Marilyn Monroe reading in bed|
|Kate Moss and Audrey Hepburn demonstrate the allure of|
being a literature fanatic
|Tyra the graduate, model, actress and TV personality! What a résumé!|
Designers covertly and overtly incorporate literary fashions into their designs. Take Valentino's usage of statement peter pan collars for A/W '13- the evolution of the collar travels all the way back to 1905, when actress Maude Adams wore one in her role as Peter Pan in the broadway adaptation inspired by J. M Barrie's most enduring work. Chloé is a label that time after time caters for the professional woman with its predominant white, black and navy colour palette, easy tailoring and signature crisp, white blouses.
|Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's|
|Peter Pan collars galore at Valentino A/W '13|
|Tuxedo jackets, shirts and a work-appropriate colour palette at Chloe A/W '13|
|The Mad Hatter, by Dylan and Olivia of 'Fashion From Literature'|
|A selection of Olympia Le-Tan's book clutches|
|Diane Kruger carrying Chanel's black and gold book clutch|
|Clemence's famous novel clutch adds an enchantment to her outfit|
|Etsy Alice in Wonderland Blue Book Clutch £20.63|
Another DIY way to show you are literature appreciative is to rock newspaper nails. Paint your nails with a clear base coat and then a light colour for maximum shine. Cut out ten pieces of newspaper, one to fit each of your nails- if you have the time spare you could choose specific words to make a statement! Let your base and light coats dry before beginning the newspaper application. Dab rubbing alcohol onto your nail beds, then dip each piece of newspaper- one at a time- into a bowl of the alcohol and shake gently. Lay the strip, ink-side down, onto your nail (you may want to use tweezers!) and keep it still for ten seconds, applying light pressure- treat it like a temporary tattoo! When removed, the ink should have imprinted onto your nail. Do this for each nail, then allow nails to dry for five minutes, before sealing them with your favourite, glossy top coat.
Whether you attempt a DIY nail makeover or a DIY book clutch project, embrace slogan tees, base your outfit on a book hero or heroine or search for merchandise for your favourite novel, a style influenced by literature is the way to charm.
|Inspiration for a DIY book clutch- an excuse to swoon in the haberdashery!|
|DIY Newspaper nails|
|Printed nails at Louise Gray A/W '13|
|Truffle Shuffle Ladies White Mikey Burton Collaboration Great Gatsby T-Shirt £27.99|
|Sterling Silver Jane Eyre Book Necklace from Not On The High Street £35|
|Truffle Shuffle Ladies Ecru Little Women Novel T-Shirt £27.99|