UnBeige’s First Must-Read for the Fall: ‘Century Girl’

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Since it’s Friday, the day we like to let our collective hair down (little known UnBeige trivia: Alissa has never once cut her hair and it was last measured at 54 3/4 feet long, whereas Steve is completely hairless due to a freak medical accident), we thought we’d really quickly tell you about the coolest thing we’ve seen recently and beg you to order it. It’s illustrator Lauren Redniss‘ amazing book “Century Girl: 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies.” Just by the title and subject alone, you’re likely intrigued, but the book itself is just drop dead gorgeous. Over two-hundred some pages, Redniss illustrated the entire story of Eaton’s life in this breathtaking hand-drawn-with-photo-collage mix. It’s just an absolute thing of beauty. And, again, a really interesting subject to boot. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek in the new issue of the journal A Public Space (also terrific), as you should too. But, if you come away from this post doing anything, it should most certainly be to pre-order a copy.