Tuesday, December 29, 2009

THE Stephen Sprouse


For Christmas I received "The Stephen Sprouse Book", now I'm not going to lie I am not too familiar with him, maybe heard of him once or twice, but I'm always up to learning new things about fashion designers of course. My mom had found out about this book when she was reading my Teen Vogue Handbook, "I always have reference books around. This book on Stephen Sprouse is a must read for anyone aspiring to work in fashion." -Amy Astley, so my mom decided I should have it, good choice mom!

As soon as I looked at the book I knew I was going to enjoy it, how can you not - it comes in four different colors all of which are neon, with a metallic silver cover and pages sprayed neon it definitely catches your attention.
Most of the book is pictures either Sprouse himself took - mostly polaroids (which is another big plus for me), pictures of his collections, sketches or pictures of him with Debbie Harry, model Teri Toye, ANDY WARHOL, and more! I was completely inspired by reading his story and how he was basically the Andy Warhol of the 80s, taking Andy's prints and paintings and being the only one allowed to make fabrics off of them. Creating the "head-to-toe" look of one pattern down the whole body, or one color (which is very 60s mod in my opinion). There is a certain edge to Stephen that is completely different then everything I have exposed myself too before - I loved learning about him and where his inspiration came from - mainly Debbie Harry, Edie Sedgwick, Jim Morrison, and Andy Warhol. The book is filled with quotes from close friends and family as well as others in the business like Marc Jacobs (ah). Marc loved Stephen's work and eventually got stephen to collaborate with him for Louis Vuitton's 2000 collection. I know this is mostly ramble but there is too much in the book to talk about! Definatley go check it out if you can, it's amazing!

pictures from the book

Teri Toye and Debbie Harry at the book launch, in Sprouse designed clothes

Polaroids taken by Sprouse of Debbie Harry in his designs

collaborations with Marc and Louis Vuitton

lovelove, M.

27 comments:

Little Miss Paige said...

Metallic=love.

XOX

Dream Sequins said...

What a wonderful gift!

Joellen said...

Omg that book look amazing! I wish my mother was cool enough to get me something like that hahah

Laura. said...

I would love that book!
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meagan, molly & maggie said...

you have convinced me! i need that book!! haha thanks!

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Lissa said...

Oooooh I might have to look into that book now :D

Teenage (ariel) Dirtbag said...

nice!
I like your blog!

sarah said...

those polaroids of debbie harry are fantastic!
your mom seems pretty awesome..
s.

Ebony said...

Go Mum! That book sounds wonderful :)
I love your polaroid wall in the background, wait, have I said that already? Well I love it.

xx

Velvet Rose said...

oh! fantastic books! =)

Nina said...

I need this book!

Panda said...

Such awesome photos :-)
Never really heard of him either, but this book looks brilliant!
What a great present...
Panda xx

Georgia said...

Those polaroids are pretty good! Unfortunately, although I have a polaroid camera, I can't afford the film :( Its so expensive!

It would be mine

Kallie said...

that is a great present!!!!

Q. said...

hey M. you're inspiring me to get back on the blogwagon... i love youuu. so i can give you your xmas gift, and see you before i'm back to pareee, i was thinking we could go out for a pton date or something and you could help me find a nice journal of sorts :] haha. soo basically let's do this before jan 2.
<3 (93... i'm jealous :p)
Q.

dayna stephanie said...

!!!!!! i have never heard of him until right now but i want this book.
love, dayna

daisychain said...

wow, what an awesome gift!

Aimee said...

great pictures!
xo

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anne said...

looks like a cool book!

simonesays said...

I'm jealz. I recieved the Teen Vogue Handbook for Christmas, and after reading that one quote from Amy Astley, I knew I needed this book... I've gotta get on that.

Emily said...

that book is amazing!!! i desperately need to stock up on coffee table books. the who what wear daily book, the teen vogue handbook, a chanel book (or two), and that one will definitely satisfy me :)

Two Hearts said...

debbie harry is a goddess!! awesome photos. xx

Julianne said...

i've been wanting that too, ever since i read amy astley's section of the book. looks amazing!

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Shopper said...

I'm jealous, that book looks great! And I love this Marc Jacobs photo :).

Julia said...

What a great mother you have! I'd love to have that book...

xx

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, too!

Bullies said...

Omg that book look amazing! I wish my mother was cool enough to get me something like that hahah

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great review on our book...my brother and I wrote it to have Stephens work live on and inspire...and I am very happy you loved the book!!!

xoxo,

Mauricio Padilha

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