If you thought you’ve seen it all, blogger, writer and fashion extra-ordinareLulu Chang
, is about to prove you wrong. There’s really not an appropriate enough intro to give the talented Miss Chang. Reason being? Admittedly, I’m actually bowing down to her as I write this. I mean… Who thinks of creating a FASHION COLORING BOOK.
..? …Well, she did
. And here’s a bit of what she had to say:
How, when and why did you first get into fashion?
As long as there was internet.
How did the idea of The Fashion Coloring Book come about?
I was in the middle of writing my fiction novel but having severe writer’s block. My friend and co-author, Carol, suggested we do something for the kids. The idea spoke to us.
The reason I was on the internet in the first place was because I had very few friends who shared my interest in fashion. As a kid, I would have loved a book like this to relate to and teach me the right information.
Tell us about the process in terms of creating, writing and publishing The Fashion Coloring Book. What were your responsibilities and contributions?
FCB is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The entire project from concept to execution took about a year. My role was to come up with most of the activities and pages in the book. That’s where you’ll see some of my influences. I like to mix heritage brands with designer. There’s a few pages dedicated to things like Ray Ban sunglasses, Doc Martens boots, and Levi’s denim.
What are a few of your favorite pages in the coloring book?
The Stella McCartney page is probably one of my favorites. It’s inspired by the Spring 2011 citrus print. We also do a pithy take on it with bacon and eggs. Carol and I must have been hungry that day.
Also, the designer identification page is fun too. Carol has a talent for drawing faces.
How did you go about choosing the cover drawing for the book? Does it have a significance behind it?
The cover was probably the most debated. We wanted an iconic shoe that real fashion enthusiasts with identify with. When we had our meeting, I knew a few people would scratch their heads. But you have to stick to your guns.
The colors are inspired by an old Interview Magazine cover with Carey Mulligan.
Who do you envision buying and using The Fashion Coloring Book?
It really is for all ages. This isn’t your mom’s “color this mitten” kind of book. If you love fashion, you’ll love The Fashion Coloring Book.
Do you have any other upcoming projects? Is there going to be a part two to the book?
FCB 2 is being discussed. Carol and I have another coloring book in production. I’m writing my fiction novel. And I just released Lulu Says
through Blurb. That’s it so far in literary land.
What inspires you?
Youth, beauty, and love.
The fashion coloring book is available at select Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Bookmarc, and Barney’s and online at Amazon. Get your copy today and get creative!