The general idea of the book is simple. Gemma Correll created it initially as an online thing, for people who feel they’re a little less photogenic but a little more artistic. There’s a flickr group and everything, moderated by Gemma herself. It makes for a right treat for the eyes.
Some of the original images from the group have been used in the book, which is pretty awesome. There’s a range of styles of illustration and it must be great for the artists to see their images published. Actually, most of them are so good they’re probably pretty renowned and published in several places anyway, but you get what I mean.
In the book itself it’s laid out in a kind of diary format. With 4 seasons and a date, location and ‘outfit in a nutshell’. The book is packed full of original drawings by Gemma and I’ve yet to come across two pages which are exactly the same. It’s the gift that keeps giving! On the opposite page there’s a guide of a body to draw yourself on.
The book also features Mr Pickles her lovable pug. You’re probably wondering where you’ve seen the pug drawing before, chances are it’s from the ‘Pugs Not Drugs’ T Shirt that’s done the rounds in Urban Outfitters and on several fashion blogs I’ve seen.