Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fictional Book Characters, Inspirational and Fashionable

Most of these books are books that I read a while ago so they are either children's books or (the ones that I read more recently) teen books.

Penelope Hayes , The Luxe series
The books might be set over a hundred years ago and Penelope is evil but there is no denying that this girl has style. From the big red dress featured on the front cover of Rumours, the second book in the series to the Louis Vuitton suitcase mentioned. The above look would belong to a modern day Penelope Hayes. It is sexy and chic and the attention to detail is beautiful.

Shannon, Ginger Snaps
Again, not a particularly nice character but she is described as trendy. She reads Now magazine and and the way she looks means a lot to her. I can imagine that she tends to go for safe style and likes to fit in so jeans and a high street designer top is probably the sort of thing she will wear often. As she cares about her appearance a lot she probably pays close attention to her makeup.
Rochelle Diamond, Diamond Girls
Rochelle is only twelve and she is described as a bit of a bimbo and although I read this book ages ago I can remember the fact that she has pink, fluffy rubber gloves and long nails. This dress and shoes show simple but pretty and slightly formal style. She is not very rich but I can imagine her being the sort of person who wears marginally formal clothes for everyday events.

Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
For many millions of people, Atticus Finch is the world's most inspirational book character. He has inspired hundreds of lawyers in the 1960s and early 1970s to fight for black people even if there was still the threat of violent abuse and in some cases, death. Most people wouldn't consider Atticus as a style icon in anyway but I thought I would display an office outfit that would be ideal for a lawyer to wear.

Hermione Granger, the Harry Potter series
Hermione might not be the main character in the books however, she saves Harry a lot of times. She always seems to handle every situation with smarts, style and a little bit of magic! In the bottom left picture Hermione wears a brown coat. I found a similar one from none other than Burberry, the brand which actress Emma Watson has modelled for.
Violet Baudelaire, A Series of Unfortunate Events
Violet is in many ways similar to Hermione as they are both intelligent and have to use their intelligence to get out of tricky situations. This series is set in the Victorian era however, I have adapted a couple of outfits to the sort of thing that people may wear today.

Alice Kingsley, Alice in Wonderland
The blue dress worn by this character is now synonymous with her name. She is loved globally, although the book was banned in China in 1931 as it gives animals the power to speak. After the new film was brought out last March the country went mad for Alice in Wonderland style. I bought about three magazines that month and every single one of them featured Alice-a-like looks.

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