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.
Gentlemen! Dressing up has never been easier, faster, more affordable, or more comfortable. That’s right, there is NO excuse for showing up anywhere underdressed. Lose, the sweatshirt, destroy the CROCS (PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF COOKIES, DESTROY. THE. CROCS!), and … Continue reading →
OCTOBER: Cool, crisp autumn air. Pumpkin Spice lattes. The culmination of Fashion Week season…. and New York Comic Con. Yup, October’s pretty epic. And if you’re like me, you’re really looking forward to layering. (I have quite the extensive … Continue reading →