inkpop Fundamentals: August 3, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 3, 2010
★ ‘Eloise’ officially at the Plaza! Since the year 1955, author Kay Thompson’s precocious six-year-old Eloise has been wreaking havoc upon the employees at New York City’s grand Plaza Hotel, where she resides in the penthouse suite with her beloved pup Weenie, and turtle Skipperdee. Though Eloise’s presence has been felt at the glam location for decades, as evident by the framed portrait of her hanging front and center in the lobby; visitors now have the chance to experience a double-dose of the mischief maker via the newly established Eloise Suite. Designed by fashion maven Betsey Johnson, the Eloise Suite is dripping in neon pink hues and zebra print; candy can be found upon the countertops; loads of frilly dresses sit primly in the closet; and a lush pink bed allows for the little princess to get her beauty sleep. One night in the room is $995.00; while a party, which includes tea and cake, starts at $500.00. In the words of Eloise…“Charge it please!. OK!
★ A ‘Reckless’ new release from Cornelia Funke After much success with her books The Thief Lord, Inkheart, and other popular stories; it should come as no surprise that author Cornelia Funke plans to continue on her path of literary success – which is precisely what she plans to do with her newest effort, Reckless. Inspired by the fantastical works of The Brothers Grimm; Reckless tells the tale of young Jacob Reckless, a boy who has spent years escaping to a world in the midst of a horrendous war in which he discovered behind a mirror. Though the book will not hit shelves until September 14, 2010; you can read the first two chapters here. Entertainment Weekly.
★ The code word is…style For years amateur literary detectives have attempted to dethrone the Roadster-driving Nancy Drew as reigning teen queen of the mystery world with little success. Perhaps what these characters were lacking was style; the very thing Lucie Larkspur, the star of Fred Flare’s Teen Agent! has plenty of. In a unique marketing move, kitschy teen shopping haven Fred Flare – home of the Holly GoNightly Sleep Mask and Ice Cream Lamp – has introduced its first ever serialized fashion mystery; wherein a stylish story will make it Online each day starring the ever-chic girl detective Lucie Larkspur! Fred Flare.
Over to you…are you a fan of Eloise? On a scale of 1 to 10, how badly would you like to spend a night in The Eloise Suite? What do you think of Funke’s newest effort? Are you excited for September 14, 2010, when you’ll be able to read Reckless in its entirety? What is your favorite Funke book, and why? What do you think of a fashion-focused serial? Will you be tuning in to Lucie’s daily fashion-forward adventures? Who is your favorite literary girl sleuth and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)