January 22, 2009

wrapped up in books

I took these pictures at my favorite bookstore in DC. The dress is from Yokoo, it has the funnest print and awesome paneling on the front. Such a pretty color too. I'm like one of those weird librarians that has many cats and a husband that looks like Pete Seeger and tells you your handwriting needs improvement and has little artsy wooden painted cats sitting on her desk next to a The Far Side calendar.I forgot how much I loved reading.

68 comments:

elizabeth said...

these photos are great tavi!! i especially like the second one.

Limespark said...

Reading is one of my favorite things to do :D I tend to make up background stories about the fictional characters who wear my outfits in my head...

Yvonne said...

the third pic looks magical... with some looking like they are floating in midair. NOICE.

TheShoeGirl said...

Well, I was about to say almost EXACTLY what Yvonne up there just said... it is pretty awesome!

I love the smell of old library books, don't you!? And PS- the giving tree always makes me cry a little.

<3

Farren said...

You look so tiny next to that second book! And you totally hit the nail on the head with your description of the librarians and their wooden cats. =) That just made me want to be a librarian right there!

K said...

i LOVE shel silverstein

"There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He's nibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice."
mmm yes

and i LOVE that darn dress plus the crinolinino thingy! go you

maddie said...

Awesome pictures. I love the dress :)

Ashley said...

shel silverstein rules.
as a wee one, I knew the poetry section is dewey decimal system number 811 because that's where you find his books.

laia. said...

oh dudez! these photos are awesome. i love the second and third one the best.

Brooklynfluff said...

These pictures are amazing, very surreal.

Bronte. said...

Belle and Sebastian! Woo.
What a marvelous setting, and such lovely pictures :)
Welcome back, dear blogstress, I have missed your writings muchly.

KEREN said...

The second is so photo-shoot like. And I do love The Giving Tree. It's somewhere at the top of my favorite children's books list.
;)

lydia said...

wrapped up in books=TOTALLY WONDERFUL SONG.

also, you would be the greatest librarian!

Aris said...

So totally agree that the second picture rocks! Maybe, try one with an even bigger book!

melange muse said...

owww I love books!

Kelly said...

LOVELOVELOVE the second one...it makes ou look like a cute innocent little kid!

WendyB said...

Great pictures -- especially liking the third one.

Bob said...

Shel Silverstein was a great songwriter as well.

pixie said...

these photos are beautiful, so is that dress, so are libraries, and so are you! but i never liked the message in The Giving Tree... ha.

the bag lady said...

those photos are great! what is your favorite bookstore there? second story? there used to be a great one on U Street called Atticus Books. They always had giant sales. I guess that's why they went out of business.

Ashley said...

that dress is great, tavi!!!

<3

i love reading. and i love loving reading. it's a love-love relationship.

-Ash (tanggg)

jessica said...

the far side = my life .


x

indigotangerine said...

LOVE BELLE AND SEBASTIAN (I'm assuming it was a B&S reference)
I love the fuzziness mixed with clairty (did you edit it in, or set it up into the shot?) great lighting,great photos, they're magical.
-indigo

Korianne said...

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Shelley Noble said...

Tavi, you are so talented. sriosly. So much of what you create is incredibly artful and evocative, not for a young person, for anyone, anyone who is a highly-paid style artist.

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Amelia said...

These pictures are fantastic! I love how humongous the book is in the 2nd picture.

Irene said...

Great photos!

Vintage Tea said...

Aw these piks look like they're from a fairytale! So sweet
x

josie said...

Tavi your pictures and words put a smile on my face and smiling is infectious so you are effectivly making lots of people in Port Macquarie, Australia smile. Thankyou.

J.Yo said...

second picture is my favorite.. you look so small amidst of the books.. i love the color of your outfit, too!

do they actually let you take pics inside or do you sneak some snaps?

Eline said...

Lol, you just described me ;_;
& I love the old granny dress-style. Grannies are awesome.

jennine said...

what lovely shots, some of your best yet!

the giving tree was one of my favorite books as a kid... my ex father in law used to work with shel silverstein, and said in real life he would write naughty rhymes. hehe.. i wonder if they ever got published.

Anonymous said...

That second pic was just magical....

Lara said...

lovely photos....your dress is so sweet!
i do love books, practically the only good thing about being in the UK is all the brilliant bookstores, espcially second hand ones...
that book in the second picutre is enormous!! also ive only just noticed that one of you sleeves is long and the other is short..so cute!!

Anonymous said...

These ar amazing.
though i think it may be better if the two books in the last pic are not in blur.

*Deline said...

Those photos are amazing! Great colours and I love the way you edited them.

Isabel said...

Amazing photos, Tavi! Are they self timer? Sigh, your updates make my LIFE.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Love the pixxes, like a lot of others here. I note the clever use of photoshop aura-fuzzing (???), esp, noticeable in the 2nd photo. Yer getting better, I doooo believe.

lucille said...

Hey me too I love reading !
Your pictures are wonderful !
I love your blog !

anouk said...

this pictures are so great!i really love the second one!lovelly!

Bimbi284 said...

I appreciate the B&S reference...and Shel?!?! Classic.
Oh yeah, the dress is sweet too!

Xisca said...

So cute !
I love your style

Elisa said...

these are amazing pictures!

sg said...

i love your photographs so so much! you are a constant inspiration!

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ginny said...

i'm glad you had fun in DC. it's pretty much my favorite place ever, especially georgetown *points to post underneath*.

cute dress too.

TeeEmCee said...

Great photos. I love libraries. I'm going to get dressed up and go tomorrow!
S-R

Alyssa said...

I can't wait until you get you first campaign. So happy to have discovered your blog once again! You are a doll and will take this world by storm...watchoutworld!

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lily m said...

I AM SO HAPPY YOUR BACK! I know its a bit late but now I can .....well read your blog?
anyways that book "the giving tree" makes me cry
oh and can I use a picture off you blog or link you?
Email me - wondertoastgal@yahoo.com

Zany Style said...

I love the giving tree! its my favorite book!!!

keep on reading!!!

~tati~

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

u remind me of matilda... do u have any special powers by any chance..?

Samantha said...

Truly inspirational.

sarah violette said...

THE FAR SIDE REFERENCE = EPIC WIN.

sorry, had to do that. (:

the far side + pete seeger + cats + tavi = coolest librarian ever, might i say?

love the photos, as always.

i heart art said...

oh my god Tavi, I LOVE these pics- so awesome and inspirational! y'know i want to be a librarian when i grow up. these are my fave pics you have ever taken!

Mln. said...

The third picture is fantastic

bunnysuit! said...

Ahhhhhhh, the dress is fantastic!

jaq said...

really nice photos! :)

Sarah said...

Those pics look very professional! Almost like theyre from a magazine! Love em!

<3 Sarah

fiercekitty said...

the picture of you reading the large book on the floor with the hue of the blue dress lit by what appears to be as a constant flow of sunlight from a source from above..

is like kinda perfect.

what in god's name are you reading.

you rock.

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Cat's Meow said...

Tavi! So I am new on blogspot (just started one up today!!) and I just want to let you know that you are a huge inspiration to me. If I were three years younger, and lived three hours closer to you (Hello, Illinois resident. ;D) we'd be best friends. For serious. You are the essence of amazing.

Nadine said...

Sensational photos.

Tex said...

is that politics and prose?

Nirvana said...

tavi these photos are amazing! did you use your usual cam? or a funky cam hehe
sorry, this comment is on a super old blogpost, but i'm readin' back through, keeping myself busy. big fan, nirvana from australia ***

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