The Vogue Book Tag

The Vogue Book TagI have many loves in my life, among them is a love for fashion and clothes. Not in the way that I would spend $700 on a pair Loubitons (although those red soles are really cute), but I do like looking through catalogues and seeing what people pair together. s

So The Vogue Book Tag was created by The Petite Book Blogger and it seemed right up my ally.

Let’s get started with this luxurious, but bookish tag!

You are a socialite going on a shopping spree with your most stylish book BFF. You are going to be having lunch with your favorite author later that day at NYC chicest restaurant.

Wanting to make a good impression the both of you hit every store on Fifth Avenue and rack up quite a bill. What book character would you have style your outfit for your important lunch date?


I would honestly have Ani from Luckiest Girl Alive style my outfit. I am not sure how we would get along together but I think she would have the good sense to talk me out of an egregious fashion error.

She has knowledge of some of some really high-end brands so I feel like she would be able to help me put together an outfit that was both stunning and professional so I would blend in.

You are attending a charity event entitled #WeNeedDiverseBooks. In order to raise money for the cause they are auctioning off a date to the highest bidder.

The date will be with any book character that the winner chooses. Who would you bid for?


I think I would want to go on a date with any particular book character, but I think I would most like to go on a date with Xander from Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson.

It might be the fact that he’s a musician or the fact that he’s a darling with a really strange kid, but either way I can imagine a pretty cool conversation. Even if he is a little standoffish.

This years theme at the Met Gala is book covers. The attendees have to pick a stunning outfit from a beautiful book cover and wear it. The men are dressed in their finest and the women’s dresses range from stunning to daring.

With your impressive literary knowledge you of course are going to be the main attraction this year. What dress from a gorgeous book cover would you wear?

This is hard because I honestly don’t read books with many people on the cover. Plus when I do read books with people on the cover their outfits tend to be more casual or so period-based it would look costume-y for the Met Gala!

So instead I am going to channel Geena Davis at the first Bentonville Film Festival in 2015. When she made a dress out of the poster.


What I would love to do is take a bold print from one of Charlotte Strick’s book covers and create an item from that. Either a ballroom skirt of a whole dress depending on the print.

I can see many of the patterns and graphic designs from her covers being really easily reproducible as a graphic skirt.


Two of my top choices would be something from The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer or her The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor cover. Although I could also see the Threats cover making a great fabric. Threats would also be cool depending on how the photo would translate.

As Hollywood’s IT girl you get offered all of the best roles directed by the best directors. You have more awards than you know what to do with and aren’t afraid to use your power to secure the roles that you want.

While at the coffee shop you read this amazing book and decide that you want to make it into a movie. What book would you want made into a movie for you to star in?


I really want to see Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein made into a movie. I am nursing a really big book hangover after reading that book and I would love to see it come to life in  another medium.

I think that it would be a dynamic and really engaging story. It would also be a challenge because there’s a range of emotions and a lot of really heavy material happens in that book.

Its World War II and the main character is being tortured in the very beginning, so it would be a really tough roll to play, but I think that the story is worth telling.

Still, I feel like it’s a story that needs to be told and whether it was interpreted for the stage or the screen, if I had any acting talent I would want to be a part of that cast.

You have just received the most exciting news ever. The royal family has invited you and a friend to have tea with them in the royal palace.

Wanting to make a good impression you decide to bring a long the most intellectual person you know. So you invite an author whose work is widely regarded as genius. Who would you bring along to have high tea with the royals?


I would want to bring Margot Livesey to have tea with the royals. She always writes this really eloquent prose and so I think that will lead to an interesting conversation.

You are invited to a wedding tonight. This is no ordinary wedding though. On the couples private island they are flying out your favorite pop star to serenade them that night.

You are so excited that you can’t wait to get there. Unfortunately, the island is so remote that it takes at least two days to get there by yacht.

Unable to contain your excitement you decide to read a book where music is its main theme. What book are you reading on your two day yacht trip?


Although this is a genre I enjoy, most of the books that have music as a theme seem to be books that I happen upon by accident.

I recently stumbled upon the memoir Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield and I think that would be a very appropriate read for a yacht ride to a wedding.

It’s the story of a marriage tragically cut short but told through the window of mixed tapes that the couple obsessively created for each other.

Being a socialite isn’t as easy as it seems. Between attending fabulous parties, working with some of the most important people in the world, and mingling with royalty your simply exhausted.

So you pack up and go to an exclusive resort in Tulum, Mexico to get some well deserved relaxation. Of course you can’t go anywhere without a few books. What books would you bring to read on your tropical retreat?

Oh, the dreaded packing for a vacation! I face this problem whenever I pack to go somewhere.

If I was taking off to this exclusive resort tomorrow I would probably pack a mix of lighter beach-like reads and a few heavier reads so that I had a variety of books in case one doesn’t take.

I think that first book I would pack is Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. I have heard so much about it and I would love the time to read it in solitude.

I also love a good mystery, so I would probably pack No One Knows by J.T. Ellison which I have heard some really good things about.

Then my bag wouldn’t be complete unless I had a sci-fi novel with me. I would probably pack Sleeping Giants because I have heard so much about it and I think I would really enjoy the fantasy element of the story.

So that’s  it for the Vogue Book Tag! I am going to tag a few people to do this tag and keep it going.

Charlotte @ WonderfullyBookish
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
Morgan @ Happily Ever Bookish
Laura @ Reading Lust
Jordan @ Fridays and Books
Ola @ Ola Reads Books
Naomie @ Professional Fangirl
Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo

And anyone who sees this tag and is interesting in it! It’s an awesome, open-ended tag so I encourage all of you to give it a shot.

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

22 thoughts on “The Vogue Book Tag

  1. That is a fabulous tag! I got confused at this part though: “As Hollywood’s IT girl you….” – what is IT (as in information technology) doing here, is there seriously something like Hollywood IT girl? What’s she’s doing, hacking celebrities? Then I realized that this ‘IT’ is not an acronym, it’s all about an ‘it girl’…. 😀


  2. Oooooh, who doesn’t love Vogue? I have to say, using book covers/designs on a dress or clothing piece, would be a great idea! Time to start a new clothing line? I think yes. 🙂


      1. Not saying it can’t be done but it would take a hell of a lot in startup funds. Plus I would need someone with business sense to the fashion world. If I can find those things…I could make a go at it.


    1. Thank you! I really love the idea as well! I just couldn’t father dressing like a character from a book cover.

      As for the tag, give it a try it can’t hurt! It’s a low pressure tag 🙂


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