I've been a very busy bee this week, there's been much to update about but simply not enough time! Here's an outfit from Thursday, with a light touch of the past. The blouse is vintage, the skirt is my latest second hand find, shoes are by Minna Parikka (unfortunately I couldn't wear them outside, the last time I checked the winter still rules this part of the world) and the paper earrings were a gift from Gloomy Moon. They're made of old, crumbling books, I love it when design and recycling unite!
Lately my bookwormy side has taken hold of me even more intensely than usual, I've gone through the members of my collection and lost my eyes between some of their lines. Here's three of my fairly new purchases, all bought mainly for their visual qualities. The pin-up art book was a surprise find and the other two were on my wanted list for a good share of time. Concept art from one of my fav games, spooky illustrations by the ever-so-talented Benjamin Lacombe and Gil Elvgren's classic pin-up gals, yummy! This is just what I need for my inspiration right now, as my days this month will be spent mostly with my big black sketchbook.
It would be a dream to find a HUGE and sturdy antique book shelf, but for now we settled on this one we got from a friend. It's the third one in this small household, we both can let go of many possessions but books are a tough one to give up. The new shelf swallowed most of our excess books that were piling up on the floor, saving us from drowning into literature. Well, drowning in the words of Gaiman, Wilde or Tolkien wouldn't be the most gruesome death imaginable. ;)