Book covers are an item of nostalgia for us- We think back to third grade, when our math workbooks were plastered with Lisa Frank. Then we think of junior high, where hand-scribbled paper bags or concert posters were the only acceptable options. And then we think of high school, where putting any obvious thought into the matter was very uncool. But now we're all grown up, and book covers are once again coveted. That's why we were thrilled when Styledash clued us in to the ones on Kate Spade's website. It's not just that they're adorable (they're splattered with illustrations of great classic reads)- they're also free, and available for download. We may no longer have our textbooks, but the new Harry Potter could use an outfit... --SARAH MUEHLBAUER
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Fashionista Turns Five! Fashionista's First Editor, Faran Krentcil, Takes a Look Back
Believe it or not, Fashionista turns five years old this month. Which is, you know, pretty old in blog years. To celebrate our big bday, we've asked all of Fashionista's former editors (in chronological order that's Faran Krentcil, Natalie Hormilla, Abby Gardner, Britt Aboutaleb, and Lauren Sherman) to reflect back on their time at Fashionista from the highs (seeing a Chanel show) to the lows (being chewed out by Arianne Phillips for leaking her fashion week plans and costing her a client). First up, the girl who started it all, the inimitable Faran Krentcil, who is now Nylon's digital director. To Begin With: Everything. Some people think I started Fashionista from my bedroom with a pinch of magic, an overdose of ambition, and some Skittles. That's not really what happened. Not even close.