I happened to see a post on The Book Lady’s Blog earlier today that sparked a flash in my brain: I usually create outfits based on particular characters or evoked by a time period or place in a book, but I’ve never tried to create a look based on the cover of a book. It’s interesting, because a book’s cover is its visual representation in the world, what most people call to mind when they hear a title.
In her post, Rebecca says she was reminded of the cover for Justin Torres’ We the Animals while watching last week’s Project Runway. One of Viktor’s dresses, printed with photos he had taken of the sky in Mexico, is reminiscent of the sky on the cover of Torres’ novel. While the thought didn’t occur to me at the time, the observation got the wheels turning in my own brain, and I thought I would highlight a couple of looks that remind me of book covers.
The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen
Image from Lands End Canvas
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Haruki Murakami
The Bell Jar: Sylvia Plath
Sigerson Morrison pointy-toe flat (via La Garconne)
I like this idea–I think I’ll make it a regular feature! What do you think? Do you like the idea of creating outfits or featuring items based on different book covers?