We have some super cute new books in our collection that you should know about. Author Camilla Morton has collaborated with Manolo Blahník, Christian Lacroix and now also Dianne von Furstenburg to produce these gorgeous editions: designer biographies, written in the style of well-known fairytales and lavishly illustrated by the designers themselves. Negl, I am in LOVE!
Manolo Blahník and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker / Camilla Morton ; illustrated by Manolo Blahník
Manolo Blahník’s famous illustration style in this wee gem is BEAUTIFUL. Christian Lacroix’s artworks are super expressive and there’s so much to look at, you must see to believe! What I love about these books is that they’re a quick read; the fun narration coupled with the beautifully vivid drawings makes for a light yet satisfying romp through the pages. I’ve never been able to read a whole book in a day but, honestly, you can knock this over in half an hour! Can not WAIT until our Diane von Furstenburg copy arrives. Reserve it here.
We also have this exquisite edition by Sandra Bark. Birds of a Feather Shop Together: Aesop’s Fables for the Fashionable Set is a light look at various life lessons, all given a humorous high-fashion twist and inspired by Aesop’s famed fables. Again, the illustrations are colourful, luscious and to-die-for; you’re gonna love it!
As it turns out, designers are feeling the fashion fairytale love as well. (My advice? Don’t google the term ‘fashion fairytale’. You’ll get a whole lot of results on Barbie. NOT necessary.) Marchesa’s dreamy, fairytale gowns from New York Fashion Week are a must-see. Ellie Saab’s all over it as well; check out some footage from her fairytale-inspired Spring/Summer 2012 runway show at Paris Fashion Week.
And who can forget Annie Leibovitz’s Alice in Wonderland themed shoot in Vogue ’03?! Amaze! An oldie, I know, but daaang, it’s a goodie. View the full shoot (and swoon) here. Loving John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts. And Tweedledum and Tweedledee’s chic make-over is pretty much amaze, a la Viktor & Rolf. Sigh… ♥