November 10, 2011

Illustrated Shoot - The Day of

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These pictures are inspired by John Wyndham's book, The Day of the Triffids.

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As you might have guessed, it describes how giant human-eating plants take over the Earth.

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It sounds quite like a terribly corny horror, I know. :) But it's much more about human nature than creatures of fantasy. It describes a post-apocalyptic London haunted by armed bands so well, sensible Englishness turned upside down and inside out, that when I went to London and my bus went past places mentioned in the book, the memories of the Triffids welled up really strongly. I'll always see Swiss Cottage surrounded by man-eating plants.

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Not a word of fashion was mentioned in this post, but at least you can read what I wore... :)

Wearing: Zara dress, Second hand silk jacket, Doc Martens, Random hat and scarf and tights,
Jojó Art Shop handmade flower pins.

57 comments:

SkippySays said...

Ok, there is too much I love about this outfit to even know where to begin. The dress is adorable, and that jacket is just stunning! With the flower pin addition it's pretty much perfection :)
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Julie Lan said...

wow you are an amazing illustrator! I love this outfit of yours and the illustration, haha sort of reminds me of jack and the bean sprout :D

Ofelia said...

I must read this book now! Loving all the green and the plants illustrations.
Have a great weekend

Clara Turbay said...

i like your sense of style chic and simple at the same time.

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Loren Cline said...

This blazer is awesome. I love the illustrations, I've heard of triffids before but only from 3rd party sources (I think it was in a video game I played) but I didn't realize there were actual sci-fi stories. How cool, I'll have to look them up.

Shybiker said...

I like this. The "horror" is natural and interesting. The clothes and illustration are entertaining. I wish there were more posts like this in the world.

Badtastetoasttoast said...

Once again I love the colours you got going on in this outfit! really cool jacket and cute hat! And I love how the flowers on the jacket match your illustrations :)

chill air & perfume said...

That dress is adorable! Love how it looks with the teal tights, too :)

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Sarah said...

You're allowed to neglect the fashion part for the traveling/reading/awesome part. (:

Tilly said...

I love this outfit on you, it's gorgeous!

Ehe i am a fellow Triffords fan! Such a good book O_O xx

Alison said...

This reminds me of a goose bump book I read once. I also love how well the colors of your outfit go with the plant imagery. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, that was the main idea. :) While it's still sort of green around me! Most of the leaves have fallen since...

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Tilly! Great that you like the book too! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

That's very kind of you to allow. I'll take advantage of it many times in the future I guess. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, I wasn't sure about the teal overload but I'm glad I posted the outfit now. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, you must visit Jojó Art Shop (where the flowers are from) when you're next in Budapest! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much, I'm very flattered!

Madeline Quaint said...

Definitely look them up, it's quite a short book and an absolute page-turner, recommend it!

Madeline Quaint said...

The thing with Disqus is that clicking on the person's profile you can see their previous comments they made in Disqus. Now you wrote the same sentence to everyone you visited. Why? This is so senseless, dear Clara.

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Ofelia! Have a great weekend too! (And good reading if you find a copy of the Triffids!:)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Julie, my sister said the same. :D

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much! And I wasn't even sure of posting it, I thought it's too teal-y. :)

Nikki said...

I once saw the movie. But I can't really remember the whole story! I love this look, Madeline! The green accents really make it! x

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Nikki, I didn't know there was a movie! One could make a terrible or a very good one out of this book. :)

Nadiaperlepes said...

wow great effect!!!! the pics are amazing!!!!
i really really like your blog!!!!
i'd loved it if we followed each other!!!!!
xxx
naiad
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Dizzy Tea said...

Green is definetely your colour, isn't it? I loved the jacket and Doc Martens, I am also in a desperate need for boots but couldn't find anything to suit my taste. Those look yummy though! x Have a lovely week.

foodfashionandflow said...

I love the colors you are wearing. I love your jacket and your boots. Very stylish.

jess said...

I love these illustrations. The last one is my favorite.

Titine & Totoche said...

Madelineeeeee!!! How are you!! It's been foreeever!! I love coming back and seeing an illustrated shoot, which are my favorite! Though I haven't read the bookm it does sound pretty interesting! What about Murakami, I think I should get started on one of his novels...ohh and awesome hat, I like how it falls to one side, very cool parisian chic jajaja.

Hope everything's great!
Big hug :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, wow, you're enthusiastic! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, I hope all the green doesn't get boring. :) I am hooked on gree and turquoise, no denying! :)
Definitely recommend the Docs, the most comfortable footwear ever!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, mine too! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Helllooooo Pauuuuu! :) Love to see you back! :)
Thanks for the compliment, answered the book question on your blog! :)

Ly said...

Ahhh I love your pictures. The illustrated shoot is amazing. LOVE!

-Ly
http://www.lyzhang.com

Denise said...

This is such a great post! Love your illustrated shots! I also love your outfit, the polka dots are cute!

xoxo Denise

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Kira said...

I really love how you add the illustrations to your photos. It is so unique and fun!

Lyddiegal said...

that sounds like an interesting book! as always, love the illustrated shoot and your dress is so cute!

Yara Simón said...

These illustrations are great! Love it.

Jo Fletcher said...

What truly amazing illustrations! I especially love the last one!

x
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Feathers & Freckles said...

Love the polka dots and your hat is so cute :)

Caroline said...

Your tights are lovely, such a pretty colour! The last picture is my favourite-plant cuddle :D xxxx

Miaheylila said...

such a cute idea with the illustration!!!
bisous,
mia

HEYLILAHEY

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, I just got a blue polka dotted umbrella... I'm hooked. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Kira!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Lyddie! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much, Jo!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, a bit of an oppressive cuddle. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Gabaldrina1685 said...

I like your look, the dress is amazing! :)
Kisses!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Jamillah said...

ooooooo, you know i have a thing for green at the moment. i love your jacket! that last picture of you is soooooo beautiful, madeline.

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Darling! When I saw your green outfit I immediately thought we must have caught the same idea from the collective subconscious. :)

Januarysublime said...

These are so, so cool. What an excellent idea! :D
JS xx

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