When I first got my hands on advanced reader’s copy of Danielle Paige’s debut YA novel, Dorothy Must Die, I was overjoyed. An avid fan of Fables, and Once Upon a Time, I’m a sucker for revisiting the mythologies of classic characters and sending them on all new adventures. I was ever more pleasantly surprised to discover that the more I read, the more vital a role fashion played in this book. If you’re like me, you’ve fallen love, are eagerly awaiting the next volume in this trilogy, and desperately need to know more. To satiate this need I got the opportunity to talk storytelling and style with the author herself.
“You don’t need wheels on your house to get somewhere better. All you need is that extra push.” At your lowest point (in life? In writing this series?) What was your extra push?
DP: My family has always been there for me! And I have a couple of friends who are seriously on call. They know who they are! I have been very lucky, but I think choosing a creative life does mean a certain amount of rejection, projects that don’t come to fruition, scripts that stall somewhere in the process, etc… I think the thing that gets me “over the rainbow” is knowing that as a writer and as a person there is so much more out there. Every time something hasn’t worked I have been free to go after something I never would have tried before.
Working for a company like Dr. Martens comes with some special perks: like getting my hands on exclusive, limited styles before anyone else. It’s a blogger’s dream. But when I found out my dear friend Rachel was not only coveting these particular boots herself, but was also an art history major (!!!), I knew she was the perfect person to pen this post.
Heaven Above and Hell Below. Stomp the streets with alchemical allegories and unreal demons with Dr. Marten’s Bosch printed footwear and bags.
There’s pretty much no outfit that isn’t improved with the addition of a Dr. Marten. When the boot is sporting a bad ass painting – well it’s just that much better.