Thursday, January 21, 2010

books written for girls (guest post by Diana)

This is the very first guest post here on Much Love! I couldn't be happier knowing that it is written by one of my favourite bloggers: Diana of our.city.lights.

You don’t have to get to me very well to know I am avid reader and lover of books. I love holding them in my hands and the leisure of it all and of course, I was hesitant about the Kindle and digital reading. However, as much as I love the printed word, I'm also an advocate for reading, even if it means making it as technological possible for people who normally don't read. There is nothing like reading an actual book, especially when it's a classic. When I saw these classic books embroidered (one of my favorite hobbies) in a form of a purse, I literally held my breath. I love books, purses and embroidery- the combination is too much to handle…


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Handmade by fashion designer Olympic Le Tan


Thank you, Anna for letting me guest post!

34 comments:

Krissa said...

oh those are lovely! I am with on the whole real book thing...but if digitally reading is the only way you can better that than nothing...but nothing is as great as cuddling up with a real book...and these are AMAZING!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness they are gorgeous!

Sally said...

Those are so incredible!! I love them and now I really want one! Great guest post!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Ooh I saw these in Frankie magazine. I think they're absolutely lovely. xx

Stephanie Kim said...

this is sooo awesome- great concept!

Ebony said...

These are fantastic!
If I was a celebrity I would definitely carry one of these down the red carpet.

Great post!

Gabbi said...

These are amazing! I think, though I would certainly not kill, I would possibly maim for the Catcher in the Rye there... :)

A wonderful guest post, I adore seeing a collaboration between two of my favorite people!!

*bises*

Martta said...

I know what you mean Diana as I am almost hyperventilating because of too much loveliness!

And, also agree that any kind of reading is good for you and maybe it will prompt people unaccustomed to the joys of reading to give it a go and next time who knows they might pick up a nondigital book.

emma wallace said...

Gorgeous! I love these!

I'm a total book addict myself! A nice addition to the collection... some Madeline, Curious George, Winnie the Pooh... ;o)

Great guest post, Diana!

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daisychain said...

these are so amazing.

Rhianne said...

Wow, these are amazing. I was hesitant about digital reading but since I got my E-reader I've read so many books its been fantastic.

Diane said...

Hy! I'm just reading The Catcher in the Rye in the original language and it's great. Wonderful covers, btw!

You also have an award on my page!

kiss

Daydream Lily said...

lovely!! and great guest post. Im a huge lover of books too. I love nothing more then getting a coffee and going to a good book store to browse the books.

Meghan said...

Wow! I've never seen these before. What a unique idea. I would totally grab the Catcher in the Rye one!

Missa said...

These are so cool! and so Diana!

I joined a book club recently and that's been helping me to read more often. It's just one of those things that I need to stay in the habit of doing and I love it when I do :)

Charlotte. said...

oh my god, i'm in love with the catcher in the rye purse!

anabela / fieldguided said...

Those are AMAZING.

Lulu said...

these are....amazing. wow. simply beautiful!!!!

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Emily said...

Talk about ingenuity at its finest! Great guest post, Diana :)

Jodi said...

i LOVE these! i just purchased the penguin classic beauties but these are gorgeous

Maria Confer said...

These are so completely gorgeous. Most of these are my favorites.

Lulu Letty

Krissy said...

These are so delightful! Thank you for sharing! :D

S and O said...

ooh I love guest posts:)
and that is just awesome, embroidered purses in the shape of books!!!
that's serious dedication!
My favorite one is the Catcher in the Rye...amazing job:)
~Olivia

dandelion daydream photography said...

these are great! makes the classics even more of a classic.. i do prefer holding a real book to a kindle, just something about it makes me really feel like im reading a book :)

MissKellie said...

I've never seen these before, how cute! I want the one of The Catcher In The Rye. It's one of my favorite books. :)

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kannika said...

oh my goodness, these are amazing. i specially love the Salinger one, since that's my favorite book of all time. amazing.

Matilda said...

Oh God! I want them all!!! There're absolutely fantastic!!!

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Amelia said...

I'm dying. Seriously dying. These are incredible!

Dango said...

those are so amazing!


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Hanako66 said...

oh my, these are amazing!!!!!!!

Sum said...

I want to own these! So cute! I am in love with books.

thea said...

these are insanely gorgoues~!!

immediate love!

thea.
xx

www.spoonfulzine.com

katrina said...

wow, these are genius.

Rachel said...

As both a literature geek and a fashionista I ♥ these! I want one SO badly!