Posts tagged with fashion

Aug 23 2023

It's a kind of red-orange color


The Financial Times just posted an article by fashion historian Hilary Davidson, author of the upcoming book Jane Austen's Wardrobe. According to both the article and Davidson's book's official description, "Jane Austen has all too often been accused of dowdiness in her appearance." To which I say... she has? I mean, inasmuch as...

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Jun 19 2019

They're cute~


I have now seen the entire line of Vans' Harry Potter-inspired shoes, and I've decided that for once I am glad that I always, always get sorted into Slytherin...

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May 2 2019

Printing money


Sick of Game of Thrones getting all that sweet, sweet merchandising tie-in money, Vans has just announced a Harry Potter-themed line of sneakers. Details are non-existent, but they seem to be modeled after the Hogwarts houses...

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Feb 21 2019

Yep. Here they are.


I'm not a Game of Thrones fan, and, even if I was, I'd balk at the $180 price tag, but it is my duty to report that Adidas has released their full line of Game of Thrones-inspired sneakers...

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Nov 1 2018

Cute! But maybe too much?


Okay, so I'm torn: would wearing a vintage-style t-shirt reading "EURIPIDES" be amusingly quirky, or obnoxiously twee? I honestly can't decide, but if this is the kind of thing that speaks to you...

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Oct 24 2018



Okay, these Oliver Jeffers-designed Veja sneakers are so adorable it hurts. Jeffers is an author and illustrator best known for his children's books, and Veja is a French shoe company that produces fair trade, environmentally-friendly sneakers...

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Aug 21 2018

Libraries to the rescue, too!


Okay, I love this: The New York Public Library has launched a program at the Riverside Library on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that allows library card holders to borrow ties, briefcases, and handbags for three-week periods...

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Aug 14 2018

Vital role


And speaking of both interviews and the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians movie, Forbes recently posted an interview with CRA costume designer Mary Vogt about the importance of "Sartorial Storytelling". If you've read the book, you...

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Jun 7 2018

Beige pleather and inadequate fun


The MyModernMet online store recently launched a line of clutches designed by Elena Myloslavskaya of BAGatelle Studio. The three designs feature classic cover art from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, and cost $78 apiece. You'd think this would be right up my alley, but...

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Feb 1 2018

Tattoos for the indecisive


And speaking of fashion, I also love these temporary tattoos featuring the artwork of Oliver Jeffers, the illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit...

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Feb 1 2018

100% would watch


Go Fug Yourself recently featured a couture fashion show by Chinese designer Guo Pei (best known for Rihanna's Met Gala gown a few years ago), and it was glorious. I don't know anything about high fashion, but...

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Dec 21 2017

Gorgeous, still pricey


I recently ran across this Etsy shop that specializes in making embroidered or beaded clutches inspired by book covers. They're definitely not cheap (anywhere from $350 on up), but...

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Dec 19 2017

I want these. All of them.


There's a great collection of reasonably-priced Harry Potter-themed bags being featured on Revelist, and I want pretty much all of them. I'm always attracted to Slytherin-themed items, but...

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Dec 12 2017

Cute! Except for one!


These little book-themed pins by artist Jane Mount are available via 20X200. They're adorable, and, at $11 a pop, they're affordable enough that you could afford both one for yourself and one as a gift...

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Oct 13 2016

I can live without it, myself.


The Huffington Post informs me that there is apparently an Outlander clothing line. Who knew? The clothes are available at both Hot Topic and Torrid, cost between $38.90 and $118.90, and pay tribute to the two time periods the heroine experiences: mid-20th century Europe and 18th century Scotland...

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Sep 20 2016

Worth it?


No matter what I do, any Harry Potter quiz or online generator always sorts me into Slytherin. I've accepted my snaky nature, and am therefore tempted by this Elhoffer Design sweater. (All four houses are available.) They're a little pricey ($50), and they're still...

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Apr 26 2016

Surprisingly elegant


According to the website Disney Style, Neff Headwear has partnered with Disney on a Pinocchio-themed collection of "classic surf tees and Hawaiian shirts, as well as... snapback and boonie [hats]." I have no idea what boonie hats are, and I find the Pinocchio story to be creepy as hell, but...

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Nov 5 2015

Arm and a leg


I can't afford this stuff (note: I don't know what it costs... but I'm sure I can't afford it), but I am weirdly attracted to Marc Jacobs/Disney's Alice in Wonderland-inspired capsule collection...

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Feb 2 2015

A Vintage Affair, by Isabel Wolff


I have some significant problems with Isabel Wolff's novel A Vintage Affair, but I want to do it justice: this would be a solid choice to bring on an airplane—briskly paced, densely plotted, and engrossing enough to distract you from the kid kicking the back of your seat...

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Jan 8 2015

Book sacrifice


The crafty people over at A Beautiful Mess just posted a tutorial about how to transform an old book into a clutch. As longtime readers of the site know, I always feel a sense of mourning for the loss of any book (no matter how terrible or tattered), but—as luck would have it—their sample book happens to be the perfect literary victim...

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Nov 25 2014

I covet.


I'm not a big fan of H.G. Wells's 1895 novel The Time Machine, but I am totally in love with the many and varied cover images it has inspired. Seriously, the story has been graced with some...

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Nov 18 2014

Not exactly giving it away, but not bad.


If you too have always coveted one of Kate Spade's Book of the Month clutches, ModCloth is offering a more affordable alternative: this Elusive Edition Bag is a comparatively cheap $59.99...

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Aug 5 2014

I hope that pirate one ends up in Times Square.


According to Refinery29, MAC's upcoming Fall 2014 makeup collection was inspired by the cover art featured on vintage romance novels, and will feature "products [ranging] from vivid lipsticks to killer nail polishes to electric-hued liners". I am SOLD, particularly if...

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Dec 3 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Kate Beaton t-shirts


This year we're doing our Wordcandy-approved holiday gift list a little differently: we're going to put together a series of eight mini posts, each featuring a different gift idea. Like always, we're way late with these suggestions (our sincerest apologies to our Hanukkah-celebrating readers), but at least all of our suggestions are well under fifty bucks...

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Aug 12 2013

More in my financial wheelhouse


If, like me, you were totally in love with the Kate Spade "Book of the Month" clutches, but neither willing nor able to spend $325 on an adorable but mostly useless accessory, today is your lucky day: Out of Print has released their own line of literary-themed canvas pouches...

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Apr 11 2013

The many hats of Dr. Seuss


Sadly, this touring exhibit of the many fabulous hats owned by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel isn't coming anywhere near where I live, but it might be worth taking a vacation to see. According to this article in Collectors Weekly, Dr. Seuss started collecting hats in the 1930s...

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Mar 8 2013

The high-end equivalent of a stuffed-animal backpack


While reading the always-entertaining Tom and Lorenzo site, I ran across this collection of Charlotte Olympia shoes, which were apparently inspired by fairy tales...

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Dec 6 2012

"Experience the saga"... for upwards of three grand


I'm not sure whether to snicker at this news or roll my eyes like a slot machine, so I'll probably settle for doing both. If you're looking for a replica of the staggeringly tacky Twilight engagement ring: today's your lucky day. Bed Bath & Beyond is now selling a line of fine jewelry "honoring the Twilight love story"...

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Aug 15 2012

Just what the world needs


Painful news: Gossip Cop informs me that author E. L. James has recently struck three North American licensing deals to sell official Fifty Shades of Grey underwear, shirts, stockings, bathrobes, garters, pajamas and other apparel...

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Aug 8 2012

Crack open the college fund?


According to Variety, Target is planning to sell several high-priced pieces of Hunger Games merchandise via their website, including a 14-carat gold reproduction of Katniss Everdeen's Mockingjay pin ($999), a replica of her leather hunting jacket ($349), and a lithograph signed by film's cast ($699)...

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