Inspired by... "Night Film"
If there was ever a novel that leaves an impression, it's Night Film. Marisha Pessl really knows how to set the mood, and keep her readers at the edge of their seats. This mystery novel takes many twists and turns, messes with your mind, and takes you to some weird and dark places. I loved it! If you want to hear more about it, I have a video review at the end of this post.
When I started thinking about a manicure inspired by Night Film, I immediately knew a flat color wasn't going to cut it. Just like the novel's eerie feel, Essie's For the Twill of It is a complicated shade that's hard to place: it's a shimmery gray that reflects green and purple. As for my accent finger, red plays a big role in the book, as it's the color of the coat Ashley (the girl whose suicide the main character is investigating) was last seen wearing. The red I used is from the Revlon Sun Candy duo in Lava Flame, but obviously, any vibrant red will do. Finally, the bird had to make an appearance. If you have read Night Film, you already know the significance of the symbol, but if you haven't—it has to do with a film director from the book, Stanislas Cordova. His fans, who call themselves Cordovites, "have adopted the symbol of the red bird, which makes a fleeting appearance in each of his 15 films: a symbol of stark beauty, the human impulse for freedom, and in the face of unimaginable horror, the possibility for transcendence."
If you want to know more about the novel, check out the video below!
Is there a book that has been inspiring you lately?