I just found this totally awesome website that uses books and their covers to create fashion inspiration boards. I just LOVE this idea. So I decided to create one for the incredibly badass book by Nick Harkaway that I finished a few days ago. Angelmaker is a little bit steampunk, a little bit art deco, and a lot of classy criminal cool (yes, that is a thing; read the book). I started working on a fashion board for the hardcover and ended up with one for the paperback as well.
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The Kensington Satchel | $198 at Madewell
Citizens of Humanity Corduroy Jeans in Cumin | $95 at Piperlime
Like a Boss-y Jacket | $180 at ModCloth
Bumble Honey Bee Entomology Earrings | $28 at Etsy
Sabine Boudoir Sequin Cami | $75 at Piperlime
Steve Madden Troopa Boots | $100 at Piperlime
Steampunk Clockwork Ring | $145 at Etsy
What I love about the era that Angelmaker inspires is its decadence, its boldness. Fashion of the time wasn’t afraid to wear black and brown in the same outfit or pair gold and silver accessories. Below is the fashion board I put together for the paperback edition:
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Tartine Satchel | $325 at J. Crew
Sabine Pear Shaped Drop Earrings | $22 at Piperlime
20 Gauge Thin Winchester Brass Bullet Necklace | $25 at Etsy
Rhyme Los Angeles Studded Vegan Leather Jacket | $89 at Piperlime
Chinese Laundry Danger Zone Cap Toe Pumps in Jade | $89 at Piperlime
Fan Favorite Dress | $53 at ModCloth
Nick Harkaway’s crime-filled adventure novel is sharp, innovative, and well-told. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, complex though it seemed at times, and some of the images were so clear in my mind, I felt like I was watching a movie (on that note, a movie version of this story would be killerrrr). I recommend it to fans of tommy guns, smart, sensual women, blind pugs, despicable Asian villains, clockmakers, trains, espionage, leagues of classy criminals, underground London, and automata. Yeah, I know.
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I’ve noticed something about my frequent purchases lately… other than food, drink, gasoline, music/live events, and bills, the majority of what I buy falls into one of two categories: books or shoes. I thought I’d share (read: brag about) my recent acquisitions of the latter.
First, the Evergreen Essential heels, which came from the ever-lovely ModCloth. I am totally smitten with that color.
saving grace = hidden platform
Next are my new patent beige pumps. No, I did not have a pair of beige-colored shoes before now. Yes, I realize now how much I was missing. I wear these shoes practically once a week. These beauties are from Target.
my new go-to heel
And last are those I’m probably most excited about – the Earth Meets Sky Flats (from ModCloth as well). These guys haven’t even come in yet, but I plan on wearing them out.
is it possible to wear a shoe 24/7?
My most recent shoe purchase was a particularly fabulous one, if I do say so myself. It was also made quite impulsively, late in the night and after a glass of wine or two. Needless to say, the fabulous part was a lucky break. And like many of my online footwear purchases, this one was also from the infamous and dangerously addictive ModCloth.
lemony and adorable
Now, if I had significantly more money lying around than I actually do, the following would be next on my list (all ModCloth, again (They really should be compensating me for all the horn-blowing I do for them.)):
quite Memorial Day picnic-y
a day at the beach, perhaps?
dinner for two; table on the patio, please
a Saturday morning stroll around the farmer's market
I just adore fashion that is so marvelously appropriate for its season. And summer shoes, well, they’re the best.
Unfortunately, I have had a lot of time to write informally because my formal writing has been requiring much of my free time lately… lots going on in my little world this week, some of which I hope I’ll be able to expound upon later, but until then, I’ll just say this: I am feeling fabulous today, and it could have to do with the fact that I’m now exercising nearly 6 times a week, or the fact that the weather is finally beautiful again, but I think it may have more to do with the fact that I’m wearing a new dress. This dress:
And this little guy as my jewelry for the afternoon:
isn't he cute?
The dress is from ModCloth (surprise), and the necklace is from Francesca’s, another favorite of mine. I’m also sporting black tights, black ballet flats, and a red cardigan. Today is a good day.