Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blog Love: Textbook

Let me introduce you to this wonderful blog I recently discovered: Textbook. The genius behind it is John Jannuzi, who likes giving runway-worthy looks to characters from history, literature, film, and music. You can catch his complete list here.

Here are his posts on some of my favorite fictional and historical figures: Anne of Green Gables, Joan of Arc, Princess Leia, Amelia Earhart, Emma Woodhouse, and Peter Pan. I'm so in love! I actually wish I could include one of his images here, but instead I'll try to take my cue from him and try it just this once, with Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle.

So why Sophie? I've always enjoyed this Diana Wynne Jones book, and I think Sophie's a great (and safe!) choice to try this on. I'm thinking classic romantic and florals, but in bright colors to fit her strong personality.

1) Old Soul
Silk-georgette dress by Giambattista Valli, for those flower-picking afternoons in vintage (not elderly) style

2) Sophie's Choice
Sleeveless printed floral dress by Mary Katrantzou, because now she'll always have magic in her life

3) Mad Hatter
Hat by Yestadt Millinery, since old habits die hard

What do you think? Do these fit Sophie at all? If you could dress any fictional character, how would you do it?


Tin said...

I just spent hours on Textbook blog! A few of my favorites would be his posts on Luna Lovegood, Hermione, Belle, Eliza Doolittle, and Greek goddess Artemis. :)

I haven't read Howl's Moving Castle or any Dianna Wynne Jones for that matter. Shame shame. I know I should. I do love the dresses you picked for her though. They look really lovely. Bright and fresh. :)

I'd love to dress Lyra Belacqua and Sabriel. Maybe in something that both exudes femininity and masculinity. Skirt with boots maybe? I love fashion but I'm pretty bad at dressing up so maybe I'll leave it to Mr. John Jannuzi. :D

dementedchris said...

I think you'll like Howl's Moving Castle, Tin. We seem to have fairly similar tastes. :)

Lyra and Sabriel would be great choices for his next posts. They can also have some boarding school looks and then the more masculine outfit you suggested.

Anonymous said...

I love this!! Anna karenina! Anastasia Romanov! So cool. - kamelle

dementedchris said...

Di ba? Such a lovely site :P

Alex Lapa said...

Oh my gosh! What a great idea, haha! I want to do it din, kahit once lang! /ideastealer I used to make polyvore sets for my favorite movies. I never thougt of doing it for books. Galing! I love that you chose Sophie, too.

dementedchris said...

I knew you'd like this, @Leki! Gawa kaaaa hahaha!