I recently received a copy of Where's Karl?: A Fashion-Forward Parody by Stacey Caldwell and Ajiri A. Aki from Blogging for Books to review. All opinions are my own.
I grew up with Where's Waldo? books and always loved hunting for Waldo in the dizzying pictures. So when I saw Where's Karl? and that it is centered around Karl Lagerfeld and includes many other famous fashion and pop-culture faces, I knew I had to check it out.
The book's introduction is written by a fictional blogger (how appropriate?!) named Florence de la Sabine (aka Fleur). Fleur is pretty much obsessed with Karl and is going to travel around the world looking for him from Milan to Paris and so on.
Each place Fleur travels to is two pages of illustrations by Michelle Baron. There are so many recognizable faces within each illustration. Toward the back of the book, there is a checklist of people other than Karl to look for too.
I loved seeing the girl with the TCU shirt in this illustration. I lived in the Fort Worth area for years and have several friends who went to school there (the authors both attended as well).
This book was a big hit with everyone in my family, including my husband and son. We all enjoyed the friendly competition of finding Karl first. My mom picked it up while she was over for Thanksgiving and spent her entire breakfast looking for Karl.
If you're a fan of fashion or celebrities, this is a fun book to have. It would also make a great gift for a fashion loving friend!
Have you see this book before? Do you own it? What do you think about it?