Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More Fashion... More Alice...

G'day, Izzy here! I honestly did not mean to go this long without book blogging. Honest! I just let time slip away a little, combine that with the fact that I can barely keep up my own blog and I have been reading pure rubbish lately and you have a very lazy book blogger. Sorry!

Okay, I may be a little obsessed with fashion. I know what you're thinking, (Doesn't every little fourteen-year-old want to be a fashion designer?) but I like to think of myself as a little, well, deeper than that. And I am going to be a writer, thank you very much. Or a marine biologist. Or a magazine editor. Or a stylist. But I'm deep, obviously.

Back to the point: I had to blog about this book

The Atlas of Fashion Designers is like that magical man-book in Ella Enchanted (excuse the PG children's movie reference). You just think of what you want, look it up and it's there!

It contains what seems to be every fashion designer you ever wanted to know about. And then some. Plus, interesting interviews with the designers, an overview of their work and glossy, full-page pictures.

Who doesn't love glossy full page pictures?

Sketches, close-up shots of their handiwork and exclusive photos are also included. Believe it or not, it's not just full of high-priced couture like Chanel. It also has ethnic designers and accessory masterminds. I don't understand why you wouldn't be interested by now. Unless of course you're not deep enough.

Aside from reading about fashion, I have also been working very hard on a little English project of mine. You should know by now that I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. Obsessed to the point that I am convinced it is a true story and someday a rabbit in a waistcoat is going to run by my window and I will have a fabulous adventure.

We were asked in the project to prove the existence of a mythological creature, myth or legend. So I just had to prove Alice in Wonderland was a true story. For those who are interested, tell me and I will do a blog post containing my revealing speech to the monument of truth that is Alice in Wonderland. If you aren't. I'll get the memo. 



  1. Oh please do the Alice in wonderland post. Who wouldn't want to believe it?

  2. Izzy, don't worry, you aren't the only one-- I've been so busy lately that I haven't been able to keep up with blogging either.

    You are very deep-- when I was 14, the only fashion profession on my mind was super model.

    This book does look like an amazing reference for anyone interested in the fashion world.

    You can't leave us hanging so you better post your Alice speech-- I want Wonderland to be real even if visiting it would drive me mad!!


  3. Hmm, most 14 year-olds that I know/see seem only to be interested in looking like everyone else, not being unique and fashionable at the same time. You are one of the few fabulous exceptions.

    And you should want to be any and all of those things, since it is not limiting yourself. Smart cookie!

    And I also would love to read your arguments pro White Rabbit. Sounds good! ;)

  4. nice!!

  5. Well thank you for the support, book-lovers. I will edit it a little and have the post up asap. X

  6. So the question on every Mamma's lips is, 'What grade did you get on your project?' I just hope your teachers appreciate your fabulousness like we do!

  7. I think a friend of mine would love that book!

  8. mmm... it sounds interesting... I look for it! :)

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