Bookgasm: Strange FatesFriday, April 12, 2013
It's been a while since I created my last outfit set for a book character. So here's another one. This set was inspired by the style of Elizabeth Abernathy from the book Strange Fates by Marlene Perez which I recently reviewed (see the posts you might love below).
(1) floral barette; (2) low cut top, tight skirt, slicked back hair; (3) maroon sweater, plaid skirt, pearl stud, earrings, headband; (4) pink flannel night gown with ribbons and lace; (5) green silk dress, hair up; (6) wool coat
These are the looks or key pieces I derived from the book and somehow interpreted them on my own. In the looks, I basically made sure to create outfits that exude chicness, feminine and still sexy which are Elizabeth's qualities. She had a great life so I made use of very expensive pieces like gold. What I love about this set is that it shows Elizabeth's different sides, from party girl to preppy chic, from sweet and sassy to an ethereal goddess. No wonder Nyx can't stop himself from liking her.
BONUS: READING LIST
Here are also a short reading list I jotted down from the book that I will read soon and that you guys might be interested to read in the future:
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library: the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies.
Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play; Scene-by-scene plot summaries; A key to famous lines and phrases; An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language; An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play; Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books; Essay by Susan Snyder; The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. (From Goodreads)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war. (From Goodreads)
The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer
Before Joseph Campbell became the world's most famous practitioner of comparative mythology, there was Sir James George Frazer. The Golden Bough was originally published in two volumes in 1890, but Frazer became so enamored of his topic that over the next few decades he expanded the work sixfold, then in 1922 cut it all down to a single thick edition suitable for mass distribution. The thesis on the origins of magic and religion that it elaborates "will be long and laborious," Frazer warns readers, "but may possess something of the charm of a voyage of discovery, in which we shall visit many strange lands, with strange foreign peoples, and still stranger customs." Chief among those customs--at least as the book is remembered in the popular imagination--is the sacrificial killing of god-kings to ensure bountiful harvests, which Frazer traces through several cultures, including in his elaborations the myths of Adonis, Osiris, and Balder. (From Goodreads)