My second fave drink has got to be a gin and tonic. But one only made with Bombay Sapphire. Which is a good thing because I really didn’t relish the thought of wearing anything clear or see-through or white to work, but since Bombay comes in such a brilliant blue bottle, it became the perfect inspiration for today.
Not only does the whole ensemble work for Anne’s theme and my own (TARDIS Tuesday, doncha know), but it fits brilliantly with a new linkup I’m participating in: Gracie’s Literary Stylings @ Fashion for Giants.
Similar to T3 (in fact, I think I must’ve been subconsciously thinking of Gracie when Selah and I came up with ours), Literary Stylings asks me to create a look based on something I’ve read in the month of February.
Initially, I thought it was going to be rough since I went through a slew of steampunk novels last month, and I just wasn’t up to trying to create a fave cocktail/book look combo. Then I remembered I ended February with Gabrielle Zevin’s In the Age of Love and Chocolate.
I’ve been a fan of Zevin’s since I first stumbled on Elsewhere. Her writing is sparse yet breathtaking. Her protagonists are brutally honest yet surprisingly tender. Her plots are always thoughtful and thought-provoking, never pandering to the lowest common denominator but not grandstanding with a pretentious wink-wink at her own cleverness either.
In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the final book of the Birthright trilogy and I can’t say enough good things about it. Anya Ballanchine, Chocolate‘s protag, is now an older and wiser eighteen years old and as the story draws to its conclusion, we watch her transform from a battle-scarred adolescent into a savvy, controlled woman who has finally come to terms with her life, her choices and her roots.
And she also happens to be the owner of New York’s hottest nightclub. Now I’m nowhere near my twenties nor do I have a glamorous job, but I can pretend, yeah? And I think this ensemble, with all its luxe details and rich textures, readily fits the bill.
:: Linking ::
Literary Stylings @ Fashion for Giants