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pirate boots wornafter spending years looking at Vivienne Westwood’s pirate boots on people like Kate M., I’ve decided to live up to Westwood’s mantra: buy less, choose well and make it last. In other words: I’ve been saving up my money to finally buy a pair of black leather pirate boots. Because I’ve been lusting over these boots for over ten years I think I’ve got the choose well part covered. I had to buy less in order to save up the money, so that is settled as well. Now I have to make them last. That will be part my responsibility, and of course part Vivienne’s.

anyone has any experience with these boots, size wise? One up or done, or normal?

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Schermafbeelding 2012-12-03 om 14.20.54I don’t know about you, but when coming to someone’s house for the first time, I always go straight for the bookshelves. A bookshelf is like the mirror of one’s soul. Ok, that is a bit over the top, but still. A book selection can tell you a lot about a person. And apparently I am not the only one who thinks that is the case. Artist Jane Mount paints people’s portraits through the spines of their favorite books. Together with writer Tessaly La Force she created the book My Ideal Bookshelffull of creative people showing the reader their favorite books of all time including an explanation of why these particular books have been so important to them.

Mount and La Force are enabling us to make our own ideal bookshelf simply by printing this page. When you’re done, you can upload your own ideal bookshelf to their special Tumblr page.

My ideal shelf would definitely include The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote and Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. What would yours look like?