Fashions off the Shelf: A Collection Inspired by Picture Books…

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Morning all! I’m taking a break from reviewing today to bring you a little treat I’ve been thinking about ever since I was inspired by a post over at Book Riot about Literary Inspired Fashion Collections that Should Exist.  Besides raising a few hearty chuckles, it got me cogitating over other picture books that might lend themselves to making an unforgettable fashion statement and finally, I am ready to present to you my Spring collection of KidLit-Inspired Fashion!

The model for the clothing today is Grishnakh, a goblinish little fellow that I found lurking in the mini-fleshling’s toybox and was only too happy to lend his memorable countenance to our cause.  Enjoy!

Inspired by The Lonely Beast series, and just in time for a Southern Hemisphere winter:

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Inspired by the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, here’s something for the lady who wants to stand out at that fancy cocktail soiree:

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For the bride who wants to appear a little enigmatic on her big day, we have a dress inspired by the short but memorable Duck!Rabbit!:

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Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon, for the well dressed gentleman who also likes to show off his playful side:

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And finally, inspired by The Watermelon Seed, we have something for the beach bunny in all of us:

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So there you have it.  Do tell us what you think of our attempts to break into the fashion industry.  And any feedback on Grishnakh’s performance would also be welcome – he’s thinking of giving up on the toy gig and trying to find work as a specialty model.  I suggested he might try auditioning for the “Before” shots in anti-wrinkle cream advertisements, but other suggestions (or offers of work) will be happily received.

Until next time,

Bruce

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Harold and the Purple…..Dalek?: Picture book pop culture…

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Just came across this gem of a tee design, based on the classic picture book Harold and the Purple Crayon. As I preside over that tome, as well as a small collection of Doctor Who novels (although none featuring the eleventh Doctor), it would seem the perfect gift for anyone wanting to purchase a gift for a sweet-natured, stony-faced gargoyle….not that I’m hinting or anything.

Although, if one were in the market for such a gift, one could purchase it here: http://www.anotherfinetee.com/  but only for the next three days.

Until next time,

Bruce

A Costume for the Very Hungry Booklover…

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I’ve just now come across this delightful (and head-turning!) wearable art piece for those who wish to publicly display their love of Eric Carle through fashion.

BEHOLD!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume:

Made by theholidayshoppe and available for purchase here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110837950/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-inspired .  Incidentally, they also make a very nice sushi costume…if you’re into that sort of thing.

Laybuy now for Christmas (or Halloween…or Book Week!)

Until next time,

Bruce