Book Style // Yesterday by Felicia Yap


Time for another edition of Book Style! This time my inspiration is the delightfully wicked, vengeful Sophia from Yesterday by Felicia Yap!

Sophia is a character who loves the color scarlet and she’s also a character for whom, appearances mean everything. So there is a lot of high-end fashion and name brands in this look. Of course, given Sophia’s love of the color scarlet, there is also a more-than-healthy dose of vixen red.

Most of my inspiration came from when the inspector starts looking through Sophia’s closet describing the contents of her closet:

I pick out a blouse and two dresses at random. Their luxurious, tactile fabrics caress my palms. I check the labels: Elie Saab, Missoni, and Alexander McQueen.

I started with an outfit that has a really classic silhouette. I started with a black Alexander McQueen Leaf Crepe Skirt and paired it with a Marques’Almeida Knot Detail Sleeveless Blouse. Then I added some Alexander McQueen Leather Pumps, a Stella McCarthy Trench Raincoat, and a black CHLOÉ Marcie Medium Satchel. I added a pair of Anna Sisteron 14k White Gold Diamond Studs for a bit of added glamor.

I imagine that Sophia’s makeup routine is pretty involved. So I started with both the Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Smashbox Photo Finish Undereye Primer. Then I followed that with Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation and Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Brightening Concealer.

For her eyes, I selected a MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow x 15 Palette in Warm Neutral and paired it with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smog. To get a bit of scarlet into her makeup routine so I added Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipcolor in 301 Desire and I paired it with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Bad Blood.

Then as a final touch, I added some Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray and Essie Nail Polish in Fifth Avenue.

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The Book That Inspired the Look

Book Cover - Yesterday by Felicia YapHow do you solve a murder when you only remember yesterday?

Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority, have only one day’s worth of memory; elite Duos have two. In this stratified society, where Monos are excluded from holding high office and demanding jobs, Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage. Clare is a conscientious Mono housewife, Mark a novelist-turned-politician Duo on the rise. They are a shining example of a new vision of tolerance and equality—until…

…a beautiful woman is found dead, her body dumped in England’s River Cam. The woman is Mark’s mistress, and he is the prime suspect in her murder. The detective investigating the case has secrets of his own. So did the victim. And when both the investigator’s and the suspect’s memories are constantly erased—how can anyone learn the truth?

Told from four different perspectives, that of Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the victim—Felicia Yap’s staggeringly inventive debut leads us on a race against an ever-resetting clock to find the killer. With the science-fiction world-building of Philip K. Dick and the twisted ingenuity of Memento , Yesterday is a thriller you’ll never forget.

Yesterday by Felicia Yap is now available wherever books are sold! You can purchase a copy from Book Depository, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local independent bookseller

You can add Yesterday by Felicia Yap to your Goodreads list here

What do you think of this look inspired by Yesterday by Felicia Yap? Would you consider wearing it? 



Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

9 thoughts on “Book Style // Yesterday by Felicia Yap

    1. Thank you! I am totally with you on this look! If I had a place to wear this high powered outfit and feet narrow enough to fit into Alexander McQueen heels I would probably live in this!

      This has been a fun segment! I love looking at what characters are wearing!

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      1. I say do it!! Just wear this look inside your house if you have to! I can imagine feeling so empowered wearing it!! 😂😂💪🏽💪🏽
        I can’t wait to read more posts from this segment!!💕


      2. Yea I am learning! I bought myself a pair of Fluevogs from my Code Name Verity set because: I’m the kind of person who NEEDS bright orange somewhat 40s looking heels in her life. Plus they actually fit!

        Thank you so much for your enthusiasm! I two for next week on my schedule, both quite different styles but I think just as lovely. 🙂


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