As embarrassing as it may be for one celebrity to be caught wearing the same thing as another, many of us common folk find true delight in comparing the two and declaring a winner. This fashion face-off of “Who Wore It Better?” has inspired a literary twist in the form of a bookish battle we call “Who Wrote It Better?” Shakespeare’s turn of phrase is better than Right Said Fred’s little turn on the catwalk. (Yeah, on the catwalk!) Why isn’t “February […]
As embarrassing as it may be for one celebrity to be caught wearing the same thing as another, many of us common folk find true delight in comparing the two and declaring a winner. This fashion face-off of “Who Wore It Better?” has inspired a literary twist in the form of a bookish battle we like to call “Who Wrote It Better?” Like Coco Chanel, Hawthorne accessorizes perfectly, but instead of donning the iconic Chanel 2.55 handbag, Hawthorn uses personification […]
It *might* be a crime to deface a book. But, admittedly, some books are just not that good. And then there are those that are so mass produced that some are bound to end up in a trashcan anyway, and then what do you do with those extra copies? Books, besides being art in and of themselves, happen to make great source material for art – and sure give new meaning to “recycle, reduce, reuse.” Book crafts are a totally different and […]
Sometimes, you get a little sick of the iconic Disney princesses. Just a little (and then maybe you go to Disneyland and wish your whole wardrobe could be swathed in Princess Aurora pink). We love ourselves some fairy tales and folklore – especially different adaptations and artwork inspired by tales as old as… well, time. Check out our pins.
Harriet was wearing glasses without lenses before it was cool. In case you haven’t gotten enough Harriet from us yet (we know we haven’t – check out our group reread discussion and Caitlin’s writing tips from Harriet), we took some extra inspiration from the book and made a Pin board. I have to tell you, it’s probably the most fun I’ve had making a board to date. Check it out!
If you happen to follow us on Pinterest (shameless plug), you’ll notice we love both literary fashion and bookish art. And while we don’t always love the same literature, one thing’s for damn sure: we LOVE Game of Thrones. Books, TV, Wikis… GIVE IT TO US. So of course it’s thrilling that, in conjunction with the upcoming 4th season of GOT, nerdy-chic spandex clothing company Black Milk Clothing has released a line of GOT-inspired clothing. Launching March 11, this line […]
One of the great joys of being an avid reader is collecting your favorite novels and reading them again and again. Collectively, we at Ladies On The Shelf are in the habit of borrowing books from the library or downloading an e-reader copy, and if we love the tome, rushing out to buy the hard copy. Part of that joy is displaying our literary treasures. We’ve scoped some pretty fantastic shelving units and book ends just for this purpose on […]
I love the librarian stereotype – the slight spinster look, chunky glasses, orthopedic shoes, cardigans… Even the all-powerful “Shush!” Having worked at a library for two years, I know that stereotype isn’t precisely true (though I did relish the times I got to tell “No running in the library!”), but I still love to err, fashion wise, on the side of the chic librarian. Demure, slightly old fashioned, and a little crazy cat lady.