Bookgasm: A Shimmer of Angels Character ProfileWednesday, March 06, 2013
Sorry for the lack of posts for the past few days, I've been really catching up with my reading and busy with some personal stuff. Anyway, here's another post related to A Shimmer of Angels. Since I love to apply both fashion and books, I listed down the characters' personalities and created looks and outfits out of it. I will also unveil the actors I wanted to portray the three main characters if ever.
As you can see, I chose Emma Roberts since she will always have that awkward aura that I still find lovely.
"sweater, jeans, converse"
I usually list down characters, settings, quotes, etc. from the book since I'll be editing some details on Shelfari but this was the first time that I took notes of what the characters wore. I took inspiration on the three words and created a look out of it. Since Rayna was just simple, somehow awkward, and the shirt-and-jeans type of girl, I chose dark colors and refrain from including too much accessories. The angel's wing necklace was just an accent and hinting the theme of the story. I imagine her hiding her face through her hair while walking on the school corridors wanting the day to end so she can avoid the curious stares of her school mates. The notebook was essential and you'll understand it one you have read the book.
"...threw on dark jeans and a lavender floral top, brushed my teeth, and slid on flat, brown suede boots which would have looked great with my Aunt Nora original jacket ... I settled for a black, fleece-lined hoodie."
You cannot erase the fact that Rayna is a girl and I think she would still love to dress up. But knowing her she would keep it simple, nothing too eye-catching but enough for her to look good. Since I can't find the exact lavender floral top, I opted to use something similar and would've look nice with a hoodie. I would have imagine the Aunt Nora original jacket as a leather one but like she said, it was not available and used a hoodie instead. A few charm bracelets wouldn't hurt in this outfit. Again, the wings was just a teaser or something and in order to show it, I chose to use a vintage-looking brown body-sling bag.
I chose Alex Pettyfer as Cam because he will always have that angel look in him that I cannot shake off. Oh, and I am a fan of him and Emma together! *wink wink*
I would always see Cam as a preppy and very polished guy. He would always look like a model out of an Abercrombie and Fitch ad, always casually chic and laid-back. The formal demeanor will always be intact hence the chosen pieces. I picked neutral and light tones to accentuate his darling angelic features.
I actually had a hard time imagining who can play Kade. But my tentative bet would be Tyler Blackburn. He has that sketchy and very edgy aura in him as seen on his show, Pretty Little Liars and a web-series, Wendy. God, he looks good. I will surely enjoy seeing him as fallen angel. He will have that angst and tenderness Kade embodies.
I will admit that out of all the outfit sets, I enjoyed Kade's the most. He was carefree, dark and sexy which is very easy and the outcomes are limitless. Dark colors, especially black and gray, with a little mixture of white will always do the trick. Kade exudes a sexy, sultry, and mysterious vibe which I took inspiration. I also imagined him to be very edgy and may pass as a rocker, hence the accessories and leather jacket.
BONUS: Reading List
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Internationally acclaimed with more than 5 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as when it was first published more than 50 years ago.
The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.
Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by the flames ... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past where people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do. (From Goodreads)
I hope you enjoyed this post as I did creating it!