FashionHaruki Murakami Book Covers vs. Street Fashion

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to want to reach for a book with a pretty cover. This is why I’ve found myself reading much of Haruki Murakami’s books. The covers, created by artist John Gall, are inspiring and match up perfectly with the surrealness of each story line, but I never thought the book covers could inspire an outfit!
Fashion blogger Sera Hur paired Murakami covers with a photograph from street style photographer The Sartorialist (a blog you should know about if you don’t already). Each outfit is meant to mirror the colors, tones, and mood of each book. Check them out!
Loving the colors!
Feeling inspired yet? What book covers would you draw style inspiration from?
(All photos courtesy of JeannieJeannie.com)

CelebrityCharmed by Audrey: Life on the Set of Sabrina

If any of you have seen the 1954 Oscar-winning film Sabrina, you’ll know that Audrey Hepburn was her ever-timeless, beautiful self all throughout the film. When I stumbled upon this incredible stash of behind-the-scenes shots by photographer Mark Shaw, I thought, “Oh – maybe we’ll see what magic movie star looks like when they’re having a bad hair day.” Sadly, it’s not the case. I don’t think Miss Hepburn could have a bad day if she tried. 
 
 
Entitled Charmed by Audrey, these photos were originally shot for a feature in Life magazine to capture all her daily movements, from hair-washing to acting to studying her script. Surprisingly, most of the originals were lost for over fifty years and it wasn’t until 2008 that Shaw’s first wife found them hidden away in dusty boxes and had them published. I just love these pictures! Her mega-watt smile literally lights up everyone, and they give us some really neat insight to the Hollywood of the Golden Era. 
 
Thank goodness for inquisitive women! Enjoy!
 
 
 
Who knew superstars washed their own cars?!
 
 
 
 
 
I’m kinda diggin’ the flamingo bedspread in the background!
 
 
 
 Want more? Check out additional pictures from the collection here!
 
(Pics courtesy of China Daily.)

BeautySpring Nail Colors from Orly: The Cool Romance Collection

From the dramatic spring storm to the soft petals of fresh blooms, the Cool Romance Collection by Orly gathers everything you love about spring into a collection of six colors. Soft and sweet, we couldn’t help noticing what a perfect pairing these nail lacquers are for our Springside Bowl Lookbook!
 
Following the color trends for 2012, the collection can be broken into three very important categories for spring:
 
Blush: Prelude to a Kiss, Artificial Sweetener, and a pinky-purplish shade called You’re Blushing.
Grey: Faint of Heart and a metallic gunmetal shade called Steel your Heart.
Mint: The stand-alone shade for Spring 2012, bottled in the form of Jealous, Much? 

BeautyMaybe She’s Born With It: Maybelline Calendar 2012

Oh 2012, what will your next eight months bring? So far we’ve had a craze of minty freshness and pops of powerful citrus, but Maybelline seems to think the future might just be even brighter than that. With fistfuls of glitter, a whole lot of spandex, and some berry beautiful shades of eyeshadow and lipstick, the window-washers, teachers, and mechanics of the future are about to have a whole lot more glam under their tool belts.
 
 
 
 
No pants required! We writers are definitely in the right profession.
 
 
 
Next time I need to change a tire, I’ll make sure to pack my bodysuit and fishnets.
 
 
 
No need to microwave the leftovers; takeout just got so much hotter!
 
 
View the rest of the calender pics here.
 
(Pics courtesy of Refinery 29.)

FashionSite to See: Fashion Gifs by Amen-Fashion

If you just adore cute little gifs as much as I do, then have I got a treat for you. Amen-Fashion has a fantastic collection of fashion-themed gifs to feed your moving-picture habit! Afraid you’ll get dizzy? No problem, they have plenty of still shots, too.