The end of August means back to school time for many.
And what better way to celebrate the return to classes than with a ….
I thought it was wonderful of Tommy Hilfiger to celebrate the bibliophile-fashionista. Although I’m not quite sure it’s the look I’m going for personally. It made me smile though!
(all photos from the NYTimes T Magazine. Sorry for the poor quality, the magazine pages were a bit creased)
Ah, THE philosophical question of the ages: Who doesn’t love a good literary print? ;=)
What a fun post!
Marylin, wasn’t that funny? That really had me laughing too!
Ha ha ha, what a great dress!!!!!!!! It is a great idea!
It’s fantastic! One would just hope that no one else wears it on the first day of school…. Two people in that same dress would be too much!
I love it!
So great, isn’t it, Naomi? From the ads I can’t tell if the book titles are legible. I’m so curious to know….
I’d look closely myself, but I’d probably get slapped.
Hahaha, yeah you wouldn’t want to look too close…
I might have my library card revoked!
I am a school librarian and bought this dress for back-to-school night. There are not titles on the books EXCEPT some that say “Hilfiger” or “Tommy Hilfiger,” etc. Super cute, and everyone got a kick out of it!
I LOVE that you wore it for back to school night; the parents must have loved that!!! I’m so happy to finally have an answer to the question of whether or not one could read the spines of the books. Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting. You are fantastic! Have a wonderful school year!
Isn’t it nice that dresses are coming back into fashion? 🙂
Especially fun ones like this!
It made me smile too
is very cute
Do you have clothes with books on them?
I don’t, but a friend is going to make me a ring with little tiny books
and going to ask for a pendant too 😉
I don’t have any clothes with books on them, but I do have a sweatshirt with “Reading is Sexy” that I wear to garden. It’s too silly to wear outside of the home but it makes me laugh!
A ring with little books, so cute! You’ll have to put a photo on your blog when she finishes it!
Oh gosh, yes, wouldn’t it be fun to know the book titles?
I would assume they would be fashion and art related? Perhaps one on body image? Another on the history of the miniskirt? 🙂
Sounds entirely likely.
How fabulous! Interestingly, I see that there are plenty of other ‘bookshelf’ fabrics online, so one could always make one’s own bespoke dress to avoid that embarrassing ‘we’ve got the same garment’ moment as mentioned above! A must have, I would have thought…!! 😀
Brilliant! The whole class could dress up in the bookshelf theme for the annual class picture!
A whole library of pupils – so cool 🙂
I can already imagine a whole range of possibilities based on this idea, the silent revolution, a readers fashion statement.
The silent revolution- that’s great, Claire! They could quietly meet in libraries in their camouflage.
Love that. Though I’m not into wearing fashionable dresses, I’d like a night suit made in that design! 😀
A suit in this fabric would be wonderful! The lining of the suit could be the inside of the books/the pages; as if opening the books.
HAHAHA! You should be fashion designer. 😛
What no shirts for men? Made me smile, too.
Hopefully this is the start of a whole line of men’s and women’s library line for Hilfiger. Old fashioned card catalogue ties, library card handkerchiefs…
What an idea!! The sexy nerd look!! And it should be custom made so you could have all your favourite books lined up on the print… Seriously considering getting something made like this now!! 😉
Your favorite books on it – what a good idea, Sumithra! Let me know if you end up getting the dress!
Will definitely keep you informed!! 🙂
I think that fabric would make a great scarf. I would wear that 🙂 Annie
A scarf would be perfect, Annie! The dress is too much for me but I would definitely buy it as a scarf- you have an artistic eye.
Not the look for you – you have a reputation here. You need to own that dress. It’s your destiny.
Oh no, peer pressure! I do love the fabric, but an entire dress, I don’t know…
Peer pressure. Not only must you buy it but you need to wear it and write about it in your blog.
Ah, a challenge has been thrown down. Will I accept it? Stay tuned….
Indeed I will!
Really Cute ! I’ve had teacups but never books.
I love this print! I’d probably make it into a bookbag instead of a dress, but how cute. I have a lot of reading-related t-shirts, but have never dressed up to ressemble bookshelves.
A book bag would be so cute in this print- great idea!
I love crazy dresses, so I would TOTALLY rock this! I have a vintage skirt right now that has anchors, sailboats, etc. on it. So fun for summer!
Anchors and sailboats- fun! I’m more adventurous in my fashion choices in the summer but I’m not sure why I get shyer as the weather cools down!
You’ll have to show us a photo of your nautical dress one day!
I dress more spunky in the summer, too. : )
Why hello there, I would like to secure a Small size of the library dress, please and thank-you 🙂 🙂
Noted and reserved! 🙂
Hehe, excellent! 🙂
this is adorable!!
Thanks for dropping by 🙂
If I saw a woman wearing this, she’d probably move in slow motion with her hair blowing in the breeze, and I’d hear the song “Dream Weaver” play in the background. Dreamy.
For myself, I’d like a pair of boxers in that pattern.
Make that two.
Boxers would be great!
Love that Dream Weaver sequence 🙂
Great post. That fabric is wild and those oxfords bring back painful memories. Believe it or not, that is something my mother would have made me (as a skirt). Thank goodness I don’t have to worry about that. 🙂
Your mother had fun, unique taste! I can just imagine your wardrobe as a child 🙂
what a good idea…ah if only I was a woman…’sadly’ my cross dressing gene hasn’t been activated so I will leave this one strictly for the ladies…If I met anyone in this I would be squinting at the spines to see if there were any readable titles on the dress, thus cementing my new reputation as a pervert.
But a literary pervert so perhaps that’s not too bad 😉
Now if only women said that in real life the world would be a better…if slightly more sinister place, haha.
We’ll remove the pervert part with flirt and all works out!
I like your thinking…and your shoes.
I had a book bag out of that material many moons ago! But oh, to have a dress…:)
A book bag is so cool- perfect in fact!
I know many a librarian who would wear this to work! I’d wear it for library time with my elementary school kids. 🙂
They would love it, Jilanne! I would die of happiness if I walked into my library and saw the librarian wearing this.
I’m no fashionista, but that dress is great style!!
It does have some flare to it, doesn’t it, Frances?
Back in the mid-sixties my sister had a paper dress, which was the vogue for about all of ten minutes. If only the paper had been printed with words!
I’ve seen paper dresses – they are quite interesting texture wise but I would think that they would be a bit uncomfortable (especially if one were to sit down?). But if it had print on it, it would be worth it!
That is at once a heady mix of creativity, philosophy and humour. I need to acknowledge you for being able to do all that!
Thank you, Shakti! But it’s really the dress that is able to combine all those – that’s its genius I think!
I love the skirt! 😃
So fun, isn’t it?
Wow! Wouldn’t it be cool if this made it “cool” to be reading from real books again? Love it.
Let’s hope it launches a new cool movement!
I love the second photo from the top especially.
The teddy bear adds a certain charm too!
Have you ordered it yet? Love that teddy bear too! 🙂
The teddy bear definitely adds something, that’s true! (I didn’t order it in the end……)
Oh my gosh I want that dress! Want. It. So much. And I love the way it looks so natural as a skirt when you put a sweater over it, and not like…well, like you put a sweater over a dress.
I know exactly what you mean, hahaha! It seems to work perfectly as a dress AND a skirt which is so rare.
I love the idea of it, but I don’t think I’d wear it… 😉
Exactly – the idea is adorable, but I just can’t see myself wearing it either. But I would certainly admire it on someone else!