“Every so often, an author creates...a female figure of such dazzling originality and truth that she will resonate with readers for all time," observes Samantha Hahn. "As an artist consumed by the female form, I could not resist the challenge of bringing each of the greatest women in literature (in my own opinion, of course) to life, as, reading intently, I see them spring forth in my mind." The NYC-based illustrator has just published Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines, in which she portrays 50 fab females in Western literature with watercolors, pen & a sharp eye for the best details. Including Anna Karenina in furs, Clarissa Dalloway rocking a Jazz Age turban and everyone's fave mystery-solve'stress, Nancy Drew. In fact, the minute I saw the Nancy illustration I realized it would be easy & fun to dress just like her likeness this fall!
GET THE LOOK: top - Proenza Schouler; skirt - OAK; kitten heels - Bruno Magli; earrings - Kimberly McDonald; clutch - Olympia Le Tan - all Net-a-Porter
- Lesley Scott
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