A Week of Rapunzel: From Books to Fashion with Cress


February 6, 2014 by Alice in Readerland


A Week of Rapunzel is hosted by A Backwards Story to celebrate the release of Marissa Meyer’s Cress! You can see a schedule of events here, my previous Week of Rapunzel post here, and follow #WeekOfRapunzel (and of course #SaveCress) on Twitter for more!

I recently finished reading Cress and spoiler alert: I absolutely loved it (review to come soon)! Here are some Cress-inspired items I’ve searched for, that reminded me of the book, or that I think Cress herself might like if she were here today:


Being both intelligent and techy, as well as a dreamer and girly, I think Cress might like this bag made out of an old keyboard. (You can also find a keyboard clutch here) or a purple tech necklace:


For a look inspired by both the lovely ribbon and braid on the cover of Cress and Cress’ new short hair, you could try this ribbon halo tutorial here.

Given Cress’ love of singing and listening to opera, I thought that she might enjoy Rapunzel an Opera.

…while listening to the music through pretty headphones:


…or, as a nod to Thorne, through this speaker shaped like a spaceship:


And how cool is this space rocket USB port hub?


We may not have netscreens yet, but if Cress were here, I think she would own a tablet and would want a pretty cover for it:


Of course, there’s always Cress inspired nail art like I painted too:

Cress Nails

(I used the color Ultra Violet Femme from Ulta)

And I also think Cress might want to own a cute mini little tree:

“She beamed out at the world. Trees.


Have you read Cress yet?

21 thoughts on “A Week of Rapunzel: From Books to Fashion with Cress

  1. I love posts like these!!! I love the keyboard purse!! The clutch is cute too… too bad it’s not pink as well or I might be buying it!! Your nails are so pretty!! I love when people paint nails to match books!! Very Cute!

  2. Those headphones are insanely cool! I love rhinestones and pink, so they look great. That purse is also so unique. Everything is the perfect match-up for Cress :)

  3. All these items are so cool. I can’t wait to read Cress. it should be coming to the library soon.

  4. Cinder, Scarlett, and Cress are coming up really soon in my TBR pile.
    I love those headphones and the keyboard purse (I might need to find myself one of those!)

  5. Heather King says:

    Love this! I haven’t read it yet but I am buying it soon. And I want ALL the things in this post!;)

  6. I haven’t read these books yet but Cinder is on my shelf patiently waiting for me to get to it. I totally love that keyboard clutch! I was thinking about buying it but alas, it appears to be discontinued. Love this post! Just makes me want to read the books even more.

  7. Lakin says:

    These are perfect for Cress! Great idea and choices, so creative! I love this series and am reading Cress now!

  8. Bella says:

    I love this post; it was such a creative idea, and your choices seem to be spot-on! :) I adore this series so much, and I am really excited for Cress.

  9. Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain*** says:

    i love the braid hairstyle and nail art! i’d totally wear that look even if i’m not cress because i’m actually in love with those two styles. the tree’s also so cute. nice picks, this just makes me want to read cress even more!

  10. I love this post! I actually haven’t read Cinder yet (I know, I know), but I do plan on getting on it soon. I absolutely adore the hairstyle. I’m going to give that a try sometime soon. The headphones and purse are adorable, too. Fun post!

  11. […] can also see my Cress nail art post and my From Books to Fashion with Cress post for Week of […]

Leave your comment down the rabbit hole!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow Alice in Readerland and have new Readerland posts magically appear in your inbox!

Follow on Bloglovin

Follow the White Rabbit to Readerland!

A Week of Rapunzel

Alice in Readerland Presents Fairy Tale February

Follow My Blog!

Click here to follow this blog and view my other followers...

%d bloggers like this: