"The Storytellers" Part I
Ok, it's easy to admit that we love constant readers. We also love the picture of a girl with an interesting book in her hands. Especially girls with exceptional book taste are our favorite and most intriguing. Of course it's well known how reading can improve empathy or your thinking skills. Everything that has to do with creativity is intimately related with inspiration. Moreover reading can easily boost your imagination and creativity.
For the new Karavan Spring / Summer Collection we decided to pick our special favorite authors and baptize our creations . The ones that breed the most tense emotions. The ones that made us laugh, cry, think and mostly immerse us in another worlds and eras.
So, have a look below to our top five women authors lending their names to our five favorite new creations.
1. Elena Ferrante ^ Ferrante Dress
“Words: with them you can do and undo as you please.”
- Elena Ferrante,
Born around 1943-45 in Naples, Italy, the author under this pseudonym hasn't revealed it's identity besides the numerous speculations and claims that have been heard around the years.
Author of many novels and volumes with the exceptional four-volume work known as Neapolitan Novels, about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and regressive culture. The series consists of My Brilliant Friend (2012), The Story of a New Name (2013), Those Who Leave And Those Who Stay (2014), and The Story of the Lost Child (2015).
Her books offered us some absolute sweet and romantic along with exciting, plot driven times on our Greek Islands summer vacation that we'll never forget.
2. Gillian Flynn ^ Flynn Trousers
“The worst feeling: when you just have to wait and prepare yourself for the lie.”
- Gillian Flynn,
She was born on February 24, 1971, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and was influenced from an early age by her film professor father’s collection of movies. She begun as a tv critic for Entertainment Weekly while also writing novels and achieved to publish her first book in 2006.
Her writing style includes dark, noir, mysterious, psychological thriller touches that can easily grip the reader.
Her most famous work is "Gone Girl" which she adapted for the screen in the 2014 film of the same name directed by David Fincher.
Her other two published novels are the thrillers "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places".
We felt deep in our skin, the chills her stories brought as they engrossed us, those relaxing evenings.
3. Patricia Highsmith ^ Highsmith Dress
“My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.”
- Patricia Highsmith
Was born on 1921 at Fort Worth, Texas and died on 1995 at Locarno, Switzerland.
Her life was difficult to analyze and discuss, on the contrary her books received brilliant reviews and mutual acceptance.
Her short stories appeared for the first time in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in the early 1950s.
Patricia wrote mostly novels and short stories, while some of her most famous publications consist of the multi awarded Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Two Faces of January (a novel which story is set in a Hotel in Athens,Greece).
Her works smashed out the film adaptation number as it exceeds the 11 movies.
Patricia can be characterized the Hitchcock of authors, as her stories took us to the edge of emotional climax and we followed her characters development stepwise.
4. Virginia Woolf ^ Woolf Dress
“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”
- Virginia Woolf
Adeline Virginia Woolf was born on 25 January 1882 at Kensington, England and died at Sussex, England at the age of 59. She was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. Her dramatic and eventful life marked her personality and her stories, giving them an epic touch and feeling.
Books like "The Waves" (1931), "To The Lighthouse" (1927) and exhibit the experimental & modernist writing style that made her publications highly exceptional.
5. J.K. Rowling ^ Rowling Dress
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
- J.K. Rowling ,
One of many times in the history of literature that the author identifies with a specific character. Rowling became the articulation of the famous magician and his life story which gained a massive number of fans and sold more than 400 million copies. Yeah, that's right, of course we talk about our beloved "Harry Potter".
Joanne Rowling was born in 31 July 1965 in Yale and didn't turned to writing till her 30 year of age, when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter, the famous first tale of "Sorcerer's Stone". Six more books then followed, to conclude the amazing series.
We trully loved that series of books not only for the adventurous narration and the epicness of the characters, but also for the bohemian romantic style that was emerging through the art form.
A pure epic tale, which aroused the child inside our hearts, the one that we never let it sleep.