Today’s post is about the time I dressed as Jude Duarte for Bookstagram.
I have been experimenting with Bookstagram over the past few months. I have a long way to go before I can increase my photo taking and photo editing skills to a level where I’m happy but I’m not going to get there unless I practice.
Bookstagram has been a super fun experiment so far. I would like to try a few different styles and themes before I figure out what works best for me. My most recent experiment involved putting together book inspired looks. My first bookish victim was The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King.
I aimed for a look inspired by the main character, Jude Duarte. I tried to do my hair in a way that is reminiscent of Jude’s signature look, ‘braiding my hair into an elaborate style that makes me look as though I have horns’ (The Cruel Prince by Holly Black).
I used one of Britney Spears perfumes as a prop to represent poison. Throughout the book Jude takes doses of poison to build up her resistance to it. I also put on my butterfly ring because 1) it’s pretty and 2) it seemed thematically appropriate.
I chose the Beauty and the Beast tapestry I got in a Fairy Loot box as the back drop because it seemed appropriately dark and moody for the tone of Black’s series.
I really enjoyed putting these photos together and I can’t wait to do it again when Queen of Nothing comes out next month (can you believe it’s so close now?!!). I think I would put more effort into the hair next time because I did it super quickly. Jude is one of my absolute favourite characters. It was a lot of fun to try and dress like her briefly.
I have a few more books on my wish-list for book inspired looks:
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I have done some test photos of looks for each of these books but they aren’t quite right yet 😛
Have you ever tried to go for a book inspired look or would like to try it in the future? Let me know in the comments.