Did you know that September 25−October 2 is Banned Book Week? This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Throughout the week, librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country use Banned Books Week to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
Now you can use banned Book Week to make a real fashion statement with a tank or tee from Classic Coup. This is a company that was born out of passion — a love of great books and a rebel desire to move readers to reject the status quo and live a deliberate life of positive change.
Classic Coup tanks and tees are inspired by classic literature – each tee illustrates a theme from a classic novel — but with a distinctively modern twist. The firm also supports global education. For each product sold, a book is donated to children in orphanages and schools in Quito, Ecuador, through the non-profit organization Kaleo Kids.
One of my favorites is the “Heathcliff” tank, pictured. The 100% fine-combed jersey cotton tee has a baby rib cotton stretchable collar and is styled to flatter a girl with curves. Inspired Wuthering Heights’ antihero and Brontë’s original bad boy Heathcliff, the tank sports an arm tattoo of his soulmate, Catherine. Retail $25
For sheer statement value, I also love the “Be Subversive” tee. This tee rallies rebels who reject the status quo and choose to live deliberate lives. The tee is also made of 100% fine-combed jersey cotton. Lighter and more fashionable than a conventional, baggy tee, this garment is available in “girly” fitted sizes. Retail $25
You can shop online at Monogram Lane, the exclusive online retailer of Classic Coup products.
“A good book should be an axe for the frozen sea within us.” Kafka
While you’re here, don’t forget to enter some of our great giveaways:
$25 gift card to use on a fabulous selection of scarves, wraps and even ponchos at AffordableScarves.com. Retail value $25. ENDS 11-29
Stunning Chloe earrings and crystal beads by WHIMSY Worldwide. Retail Value $197.50. ENDS 11-30
Photo courtesy of Classic Coup.