Recently I’ve developed a hankering for fashion. Now this is not usual for me. I blame Pinterest. I believe that somehow from just pinning a pretty photo I’ll absorb that information and become the person my Pinterest boards want me to be. Yes, I have delusions of grandeur. This also applies to the crafty, baker and home decorator I think I can be.
I am trying to apply some of the things I learn about dressing my person now that I’m at an age where a pair of overall shorts (remember those?) just isn’t cute anymore. It’s not easy since clothes are expensive, especially the beautiful things I see on Pinterest. I’m trying to learn more though, just to be prepared. I read Go Fug Yourself and am obsessed with everything that Mindy Kaling wears on The Mindy Project (she has the cutest things). I also picked up some fashion magazines, much to the surprise of my ten year old: “Mom, why did you buy those?!” (with a look of fear and distrust).
Note to magazines: Put a brunette on the cover and I’m going to buy it.
I was perusing one magazine, aptly named Fashion, when I discovered an article in the February edition on graphic novels. Yes, one can never escape books, they are everywhere! There are fashion graphic novels! I haven’t found a graphic novel I wanted to read in awhile, so I’ve added these to the TBR list.
- Kiki de Montparnasse by Jose-Louis Bocquet and Catel Muller
- The Brinkley Girls by Nell Brinkley
- Glamourpuss by Dave Sims
- Paris by Maarten Vande Wiele
So thanks to Fashion magazine for putting these on my radar. Are there any other fashion related graphic novels or just novels that I might be missing? (Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada are the only ones I can think of.)