Monday, September 12, 2016

{Bookish} Style Files: Matilda

I'm extremely excited about this month's edition of {Bookish} Style Files! Why? Because I get to feature one of my all-time favorite childhood reads in it: Matilda. If I remember correctly, it was the first ever Roald Dahl book I read, and it led to my further obsession with his whimsical, imaginative tales. (And even if it wasn't, I still have a very vivid memory of reading it under the kitchen counter with an orange Popsicle in hand!) Anyway, point is, I get to feature different editions of this book today as part of the Roald Dahl 100 Celebratory Blog Tour, which was put together in honor of the author turning 100 this year. 

As I mentioned earlier, Matilda is one of my favorite childhood reads of all time! It really amuses me that the cover design doesn't vary too much from cover to cover (with one notable exception). But I like that they've used a variety of colors! It definitely helped making the processing of choosing dresses for each one a whole lot easier.


This is the exact edition of Matilda that I owned growing up (and that resides comfortably in the library at my parents' house in the Philippines). It is slightly battered from how many times I reread it, but there is no way I'll ever let it go. I thought that this Modcloth "Sailing On Dress" went perfectly with the background and border of this book (and I totally would add it to my own closet).


I've only really accepted that I'll gravitate towards the color pink as an adult (though blue is still my favorite color if I had to pick). I snagged this edition of Matilda for my little library here in the good ol' US of A, just because I needed to have Matilda on my shelves. I like how the colors of the ShopRuche "Chatsworth Avenue Colorblock Dress" go with the background and title font of this edition.


What a bold color! This edition immediately jumped out to me while I was browsing for this post, simply because the color is so striking. I knew I wanted to include it in this post, and I like that the Modcloth "Arrive at a Precision Dress" is pretty bold too.


This particular edition of Matilda is one I would very much love to own. I love that it's blue (that makes it all the more striking, in my opinion) and I adore the fact that it includes key elements from the novel. I thought this Modcloth "Mix Business and Leisure Dress" was a fun mix of all the cover colors, and could not resist using it for this pairing.


I need to get this Modcloth "Deserving of Indulgence" Dress for myself, because it has all of my favorite colors and I just love the floral design! I like that the style sort of mirrors the little thought bubble concept on the cover. This is an edition of Matilda that I now own (thanks to this tour) and I love it so.


I'm quite surprised that they decided to use green for this new hardcover edition of Matilda, but it's growing on me! I love that they kept the illustration of Matilda on the front with all her books. It ties it nicely together with all the other editions. This Forever 21 "Floral Print Cutout Dress" comes in a similar shade! 

Also, thanks the lovely folk at Penguin + The Roald Dahl Estate, there is a giveaway! Enter to win a Roald Dahl prize pack via the Rafflecopter form below.

And don't forget to check out the rest of this (massive) tour!
September 5 - Peace Loves Books - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Excerpt
September 5 - The Compulsive Reader - Danny, The Champion of the World Review 
September 5 - The Starry Eyed Revue - James and The Giant Peach Review
September 6 - Ex Libris Kate - The Witches Review
September 6 - Lost In Lit - The Witches Feature - Revisiting The Witches as an adult 
September 7 - Cozy Reading Corner - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Excerpt 
September 7 - The Plot Bunny - The Magic Finger Review 
September 7 - Lilli's Reflections - The Twits Excerpt 
September 8 - The Irish Banana - Matilda Review 
September 8 - Ticket To Anywhere - Danny, The Champion of the World Excerpt
September 8 - Cuddlebuggery - Quentin Blake's Illustrations of Roald Dahl's Books Feature
September 8 - Beth Fish Reads - Going Solo Review 
September 9 - Ravenous Reader - The BFG Excerpt 
September 9 - Paper Cuts - The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me Excerpt 
September 9 - The Lovely Books - The Witches Excerpt 
September 9 - A Glass of Wine - James and the Giant Peach Excerpt
September 10 - Novel Novice - George's Marvelous Medicine Excerpt 
September 10 - YA Bibliophile - Fantastic Mr. Fox Review
September 10 - Watercolor Moods - The Magic Finger Feature - Collage
September 10 - Cracking The Cover - The Magic Finger Feature - Short Review and History 
September 11- Jessabella Reads - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review 
September 11- Who R U Blog - Charlie and the Glass Elevator Feature - Trivia
September 12 - Belle of the Library - The Twits Review 
September 12 - Book Mania Life - George's Marvelous Medicine Review 
September 12 - The Book Swarm - Danny, The Champion of the World Excerpt 
September 12 - Book Belles - James and the Giant Peach Feature - Book to Movie
September 12 - Alexa Loves Books - Matilda Feature - Style Files
September 13- Roald's birthday! - Brittany's Book Rambles - Matilda Excerpt 
September 13 - Roald's birthday! - Mundie Kids - The BFG Review
September 13 - Roald's birthday! - Read Now Sleep Later - Boy Excerpt
September 13 - Roald's birthday - Consumed By Books - Matilda Excerpt 
September 13 - Roald's birthday - I Am A Reader - James and the Giant Peach Excerpt 
September 13 - The Novel Life - Lessons that Roald Dahl has taught me feature
September 13 - The Book Rat - Esio Trot Excerpt 
September 14 - Belle's Bash - The BFG Excerpt
September 14 - WinterHaven Books - Esio Trot Excerpt 
September 14 - A Book and A Latte - The Magic Finger Excerpt
September 14 - Hello Chelly - Matilda Feature - BookBags
September 14 - Loving Dem Books - Youtube Feature
September 15 - Writing My Own Fairy-Tale - George's Marvelous Medicine Review 
September 15 - The Book Bandit -The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me Review
September 15 - Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - Esio Trot Review
September 15 - Coffee, Books and Me - Top Ten Reasons You Should Read Roald Dahl's Books
September 16 - Undeniably Book Nerdy - Boy Review 
September 16 - Supernatural Snark - James and the Giant Peach Review 
September 16 - My Friend Amy - Going Solo Excerpt 
September 16 - The Quiet Concert - Danny, the Champion of the World Review 
September 17 - Book Briefs - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 
September 17 - Andi's ABCs - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Feature - ABCs
September 17 - Just Another Rabid Reader - The Magic Finger Review 
September 17 - Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia - Roald Dahl Feature - Food Feature
September 18 - Bumbles and Fairy-Tales - Matilda Feature - Reading With Dad
September 18 - Addicted 2 Novels - Esio Trot Review 
September 18 - Pure Imagination - Fantastic Mr. Fox Excerpt 
September 18 - Green Bean Teen Queen - What Roald Dahl Means To Me Feature
September 19 - Bookiemoji - The Witches Excerpt 
September 19 - Shooting Stars Blog - Roald Dahl Feature - Etsy Products
September 19 - Nightly Reading - Matilda Review

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