There is now a limited-edition children’s range of Roald Dahl clothing.
The clothing features styles inspired by the likes of James And The Giant Peach, Matilda, The Twits, BFG, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr Fox. So, pretty much all of them.
The range, which comes courtesy of Boden, is here to celebrate Roald Dahl’s ‘bonkers imagination and British sense of humour’.
Boden feels Roald Dahl’s stories and characters offer encourage ‘a bit of troublemaking’ – and that’s what they hope to channel through their children’s clothing.
Having joined forces with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Boden are taking illustrative details from the much-loved children’s books and portraying them through their own materials.
Sadly, the range is available to US customers only
Such a great shoot by photographer Eric Guillemain of model Lindsey Wixson wearing outfits by Dior (Raf Simons collection)
The shoot: sailing away
Just received, this second title in a series of illustrated guides to popular subjects from Wide Eyed Editions.
This is more than just an adult colouring book. The 36 prints, drawn by Becca Stadtlander, are accompanied by a backpage key and detailed notes written by Natasha Slee, a fashion journalist working for Dazed Magazine and the author of Design Line: History of Women’s Fashion.
The book covers fashion from the Edwardian period up to the present day. Enjoyably informative.
Children’s wear designer Rachel Riley (and Princess Kate‘s go-to label for Prince George) is introducing a new Eloise-themed collection to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the beloved children’s stories.
From sparkling dresses to whimsical pajamas, Riley has incorporated Eloise’s fun-loving spirit into every piece.
“There’s quite a lot of pink!” Riley tells PEOPLE over afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel in N.Y.C. “And I love the prints because they’re very creative. I love the idea of taking something inanimate and making it something that can be worn.”
First inspired by the timeless portraits of Hollywood greats such as Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe, Stefano first began photographing women at the age of 13. After a short diversion into travel and landscape photography in his late teens Stefano returned to his first passion, editorial fashion, in 2007.
Scholastic UK is delighted to announce a two-book deal with teen and soul sensation, Tallia Storm. David Maybury, Commissioning Editor for Scholastic UK, made a five-figure deal with Manager Tessa Hartmann for World Rights in November 2014.
Storm’s debut novel is a fictional tale based on the young singer’s own experiences. It follows fictional heroine Storm Hall as she sets out to make a name in music, with the pitfalls and triumphs of being a teenager adding to the mix of excitement.
David Maybury explains, “I met Tallia at TedxTeen London last month and loved hearing her story – especially when delivered with Tallia’s iconic image and unique energy. She lives a roller coaster life: working on her debut album, singing all over the world; and at the same time being a teenager, doing chores, talking to friends and going to school, just like anyone else. That’s the story she’s writing – a character living in two worlds, with all the fun, chaos, heart and music that comes from both places.”
“It’s incredibly exciting to be publishing Tallia,” says Maybury. “Anyone who has read her on Huffington Post Teen or heard her interviewed knows how genuine and insightful she is. And that is at the heart of her fiction: capturing Tallia’s unforgettable voice and perspective with an amazing story to tell.”
Tallia Storm’s debut album is set to be released by Virgin Records in 2015. Her debut novel will be published by Scholastic UK in September 2015.
The announcement makes use of exclusive promotional imagery shot by Scottish fashion photographer Stewart Bryden with make-up by UK Senior Artist Cher Webb of M.A.C Cosmetics. Tallia wears Pam Hogg Couture, styled by HM.
At 58, Mr Anthony Horowitz, who was awarded an OBE for services to literature this year, is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful authors and screenwriters. He is the creator of the Alex Rider teen spy series and of the long-running TV series Foyle’s War. He also wrote The House of Silk, the first new Sherlock Holmes novel approved by the Conan Doyle Estate. His eldest son, Mr Nicholas Horowitz, is 25, graduated with a first in history from Edinburgh University and is about to start a course on the financial side of film-making. Here, father and son talk to MR PORTER about how the younger Mr Horowitz’s sporting prowess has influenced his dad’s work, and the joy of a new white shirt.
In keeping with their recent books, they were both being presented as ‘geeky’ authors, or rather authors who had been geeky when children.
In Andy Robb’s case this was because he had been into role-playing games before it had been cool to be so. There’s a rather good promotional video on his website:
From the way Holly Smale spoke, her own childhood geekiness came across as an uncool thirst after knowledge for knowledge’s sake.
She was an avid reader and her mother read adult poetry and fiction to her from an early age. She completed her first rhyming couplet poem – “The Unicorn” – at the age of seven, and still brings it out at dinner parties, as demonstrated (just an extract) in this clip.
The session started with both authors reading a passage from one of their recent titles. After that the hour passed very quickly, with Robb and Smale chatting freely about their life and work, ably prompted and facilitated by Jo Nadin.
I confess I haven’t yet read either of Andy Robb’s Geek books, Geekhood or Geekhood: Mission Impossible. I have read and enjoyed the first Geek Girl, but not the sequel. What Smale brings out very well in the first novel is the double-edged predicament faced by her main character – ridiculed and bullied at school, then becoming the target of more spiteful abuse in the modelling world, which in turn compounds the comments she receives from her school peers. And this, by all accounts, is based on her own experiences as a gangly 15-year-old ‘spotted’ by a fashion scout. She has managed to transform the painful experiences and memories of her own adolescence into an entertaining and diverting read, light enough for children as young as 7 years old (she told us her readership goes this young).