Fashion forward with books
By Morgan on June 24th, 2011
We’ve found that readers often turn into evangelists when it comes to their favorite books. And of course, a perfect example of that is the legions of Harry Potter fans.
Check out this amazing dress that 14-year-old Maya Villalobos made out of Harry Potter book covers and pages! It was part of the famous Fieldston Fashion Show, featured in Teen Vogue.
Maya’s awesome Harry Potter dress reminded me of all the other cool ways people turn their love of books into fashion statements. There are purses made from actual hardcover books! Earrings stamped with treasured Shakespeare stanzas! Tee shirts with Virginia Woolf’s screenprinted face! Why, just this week I purchased a bracelet featuring a quote from The Great Gatsby, my sister’s favorite book (she’s not alone — it’s the 15th most listed book on You Are What You Read!) (also, ssshhh: it’s her birthday present, so please keep it between us!).
How do you wear your love of reading? And how great is Maya’s dress?!