Couple Recreates Vintage Mills & Boon Covers

From the link:

SELF PORTRAITS OF ME AND MY BOYFRIEND ROSS.

SOMETIMES WE SIT FOR HOURS STARING AT A SEA SHELL. OTHER TIMES HE’LL HOLD ME BY THE NECK IN FRONT OF THE PYRAMIDS. BUT THERE’S NOTHING WE LIKE MORE THAN NEARLY KISSING EACH OTHER NEAR SOME HORSES. I ALWAYS TRY TO LOOK HOT IN FRONT OF HIM SO HE DOESN’T LEAVE ME.

Last month Alex Holder was asked to submit artwork for International Women’s Day and she decided to recreate some of her favourite Mills & Boon covers. “I have lots of Mills & Boon books that I’d bought purely for the covers, and just thought it would be funny to recreate them with my boyfriend,” Holder told the Toronto Star.

The photos have since flown around the world. When you click the link (and you should because the other photos are golden) you’ll find coverage from the Sun, The Guardian.co.uk, The New York Times and Jezebel.

Yeah, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon a bit late by posting them here on our blog, but I had to share them anyway. After you spend sixty years publishing fiction, we’ve spanned all manner of style–both in cover art and in fashion and hairstyle! Ms Holder and Oli Kellett, who photographed the images, were meticulous in capturing the feathered locks and padded shoulders of 1985 (the year of Dark Obsession‘s publication!) Ms Holder’s boyfriend wasn’t keen on shaving his beard to match exactly. That’s alright, though. It’s a pretty manly beard!

Have you seen the collection? What are your thoughts?

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  1. J
    November 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    It is cool to see how the cover art evolves over time. I still look at some of old Harlequin romance novels from the 90’s, and there is a big difference between then and now.

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