Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

August Book Club: Tales From the Back Row

Tales From the Back Row

Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry

Happy August, readers! Your summer might be winding up, but we have a fun book to make you laugh as you enjoy the last warm evenings in your hammock. Do fashion shows inspire you? Does your heart beat faster? Or are you thinking “What in the WORLD are they wearing?? Someone actually thinks this looks good on a HUMAN??” In Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry by Amy Odell, we hear both sides of the story.

Odell, an editor whose career began as a journalist and (sometimes snarky) fashion blogger, constantly walked that tightrope of insulting these crazy fashion people who think nothing of wearing leather pants as daily office attire, yet couldn’t say yes fast enough at a chance to interview with THE Anna Wintour for a job at Vogue. Odell gives us a glimpse of NY’s Fashion Week, of interviewing models and celebrities, of the hierarchy of reporters vs. bloggers, and ultimately the contrast of serious business with the ridiculous! She’s part of the industry but slightly removed, which makes her honest observations totally hilarious. We hope you like it (and maybe learn something new about the industry)! Join us during the month of August as we post about Tales from the Back Row, and stay tuned for some printable artwork!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Life / Monday, 23 Jul 2018

Leonardo Book Club Artwork

Leonardo Book Club Artwork

Hello readers! Have you enjoyed reading about Leonardo? What do you think of this man whose curiosity knew no bounds? We know it’s a large book, but hopefully, you’ve been able to find some downtime during your summer to read!  This man was an amazing scholar for his time, questioning and achieving so much, even though most of his findings weren’t shared with the world for centuries. Here are some discussion questions for you, plus some other great reading suggestions (Isaacson is a fabulous biographer!). Also, this month’s Leonardo Book Club Artwork was done by Normandie Luscher, one of our current interns! She is beyond talented and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase her work here!Leonardo Book Club Artwork

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

July Book Club: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Hello Lars readers! Each summer, we love picking a fun biography or two to delve into, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (master of biographies!) is an astoundingly thorough and colorful look at this “Renaissance Man”. Scientist, observer, engineer, and so much more, Leonardo was a complicated man who had a mind filled with curiosity and creativity that crossed disciplines. His art aided his scientific discoveries and vice versa. And if you can believe it, considering himself an artist or painter was actually LAST on his list of abilities! So grab a copy, follow along with us on Instagram, and learn something new this summer about the 15th and 16th centuries – a time of invention and innovation – and the people that adored Leonardo, his quirks, and his genius. Stay tuned for printables later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Design + Life + printable / Monday, 11 Jun 2018

Iris Apfel June Book Club Artwork

Iris Apfel June Book Club Artwork

Have you been enjoying Accidental Icon?? Iris Apfel’s love of life and all things colorful is infectious! Here are a few questions for you to read and think about. Tell us what you think as we continue reading about and discussing Iris all month long. This month’s amazing artwork was created by the talented Rosie Harbottle! Stay tuned for an interview with her later on this month!

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

I am extremely excited about our June book club pick! When you think of fashion icons, the subject of this month’s book may not at first come to mind, even though she has become one merely through her own personal love of clothing and fabrics. Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon gives us a glimpse of this eccentric, vivacious woman – and her closet! Full of witty sayings, career advice, and colorful photographs, this book shares Apfel’s philosophy on life and what has made hers meaningful. If you’re not already familiar with Iris, you’ll soon fall in love! We hope you enjoy this fun, easy read as you begin your summer! Follow along with us at @larsbookclub and stay tuned for artwork later in the month. Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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