ALEXANDER WANG: Alexander Wang’s clothes have become a uniform of sorts for a downtown New York City crowd affecting the “M.O.D.,” or model off-duty, look, but their ease comes straight from the West Coast. A Californian transplant to the Lower East Side, Wang grew up steeped in beach culture. He never has been a purveyor of fantasy. Instead, as he told i-D in 2009, he aims for something that’s even harder to deliver: “clothes that girls want to wear.
The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora is a legendary tale Published by Puffin Press in May, 2009. Grades K-3, Fantasy This is the European tale with an East African spin. The Prince knows the Princess is his real love after she spends a sleepless night under 20 mattresses with a pea underneath. I liked the cultural perspective on this well known tale. The illustrations are very vibrant and unique.