Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Outfit of the Week: Starla Student





Starla Student wishes there was a perfume that smelled like a worn book (she often rubs old pages on her wrist, trying to soak up the heavenly scent of the words of Baudelaire and May Alcott through osmosis). She is quiet, hiding behind her stoic, majestic ivy-covered walls. Her favorite sound is the peck DING schweep THWACK of her typewriter. The buzz of coffee whirs the back of her eyes, but she drinks it black and strong anyway. The poetry of Patti Smith and Robert Frost slide down her throat like liquid gold. She thumbs through Sol LeWitt's autobiography until she dreams of inanimate objects and ghosts of family members. She gets lost in papers, book reviews, lecture notes, and stress sometimes builds in a knot at the base of her neck. She'll go about her routine, her scurry from class to class, and hearing her worn leather boots click on the red brick sidewalks, and holding close her books like a protective shield and a marker of her identity.

13 comments:

Diane said...

Oh, you are so darling. This dress looks so fantastic and I now I really would like a perfume that smells like old books, too.

elena-lu said...

yup i will have to agree darling is the word! you are darling!!

jessica said...

that is such a cool outfit! i love the buttons on that dress... and the little story to go along with it!

Alexa said...

Sooo evocative. I can hear you typing with "Horses" playing in the background.

annamargrete said...

you look really great. Lovely dress, very cute

Kennedy said...

oh that dress was made for you! its wonderful <3

Sara Lynn said...

you look so adorable! I love this outfit :) I love to smell old books, one of the most wonderful smells in the world!

Missa said...

I love the buttons on the dress too, and it's Starla's lucky day because there is one:

http://www.cbihateperfume.com/in-the-library.html

:)

Little Monarch said...

this is exactly how i would feel wearing a dress like this. you beautiful darling.

p.s. i am liking your blog - found you via a comment on rebecca's blog :-)

Ria said...

Adorable outfit! And absolutely beautiful words to go with it. Am I wrong to agree with Starla with regards to a book perfume?

That dress is so mod darling. Lovely!

Cellar Door said...

Sweet Starla with her shield of books. I hope she finds her perfect bookish scent. Thank you for your comment. I see you know how things can be. X

sinnlighet said...

love love your blog & your dress!

agneta, sweden

Heather said...

awesome dress- love the buttons :)

haha - Australia day is like your independance day, it celebrates when captain cook brought over the 1st fleet to OZ :)