Where do your book shelves end and your closet begin? With book style, I take the colors, textures, and mood of book covers and transform them into outfits. Sometimes, I take elements from the story itself. Sometimes, I will come up with outfits that I will never dare wear (the ones with shoe heels that reach the sky, mostly). And perhaps, one day, we will find a way to make style resonate as loudly as the written word.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Creating a beach look inspired by the Life of Pi seems rather wrong, isn’t it? It’s like locking up someone with arachnophobia in a room with one hairy and huge spider. I shiver at the thought.
Pi is a practicing Buddhist, Catholic, and Muslim. I admire that about him. And because he is what he is, he survived the days floating in the Pacific with Richard Parker. Now I am the last person who would ever relate to the incredible faith Pi has but I can very well relate to overcoming odds. And I guess I thought about a beach look for this particular book because wouldn’t it be brave to look open waters in the eye and look great while doing it?
In case you think I’m going crazy, I chose this book because it is a compelling story. And this look because I love blue and white and orange. And since most of you know already know where I stand about religion or spirituality, you might wonder why I like this book. Let me just say this: I am not a biased fiction reader. I love all types on all sorts of themes. In fact, I love The Mitford Series.