mills & boon

hahaha. oh man. these made my day. self portraits of alex holder (of oli + alex) and her boyfriend recreating mills & boons covers. photographed by oli kellett

“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.”

thanks to my internet friend rebecca jesson for sharing this on facebook (sometimes facebook is good for something) – also check out james face by oli, another highlight of my day.

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25 Responses to mills & boon

  1. Kate Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    haha. dedication! the outfits are perfect! very cool.

  2. brittan Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    hahaha! What a quirky thing to do, I love it! Can you make requests for a specific cover? haha.

  3. HuntGatherFashion Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Hilarious. Amazing! I am sure they had quite a few laughs doing this.

  4. hannah Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    these. are. amazing! haha totally cracks me up

  5. Sarah Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    These are so great! laugh out loud!

  6. Arlie Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    ooooh man! too good.

  7. fathima Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Hilarious! Especially that quote :D

  8. Belinda Wednesday 16 March, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Ha! These are fantastic.

  9. carina Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    This is hilarious!

  10. saer {craven maven} Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    I just laughed for a solid half hour…those James Face pics are classic!!

  11. amourette Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    so funny. love it

  12. Amelia Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    hahah these are perfect.

  13. Caitlin Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    these are hilarious…i’m impressed that she found a teal jumpsuit!

  14. hila Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    diana, have you seen this: http://www.worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/

    this is what I call a good distraction :)

    p.s. I once had to give lecture on Mills & Moon to a bunch of undergraduate students as part of “the history of the romance genre” course. Neither I or the students could stop laughing whenever I quoted from a Mills & Boon novel. Best lecture ever.

  15. Anette Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Hahahaha, wow, this really made my day! I would love to see her doing victorian and medieval covers:)

    http://sistergoldenair.blogspot.com/

  16. tom tuttle from tacoma Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    guilty pleasures are such. i want that mint jumpsuit. that site’s hilarious.

  17. Ashley Ording Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Wow, this is one of the greatest project ideas ever. I want to be them. Thanks for sharing this!

  18. Liza Friday 18 March, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    James’ Face is possibly the most hilarious thing I’ve seen all year. The comments that James actually posts make it that much more hysterical. Best!

  19. The Pessimiss Friday 18 March, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Very entertaining! My ultimate Mills & Boon favourite was found at the Brenton-on-Sea caravan park cafe whilst on a leadership camp at the age of 16. In between sneaking cigarettes behind our chalet, I found this gem – ‘The Duke Wore Jeans’. A-MA-ZING! I have never forgotten the archetypal tale of an undercover duke in the countryside. Riveting stuff.

  20. marjee Monday 21 March, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    you rule the “I find the best/coolest/quirkiest stuff one the interwebs” department… these R.O.C.K.

  21. marjee Monday 21 March, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    of course I meant “on the interwebs”… how embarrassing…

  22. Pistachio Monday 28 March, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    That is really hysterical!

  23. Lisa Airdrie Monday 28 March, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Hilarious. I am having so much fun picturing the process of capturing these shots. Her BF is a keeper for sure.

  24. David Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Amazing! Also they remind me of Richard Prince’s Nurse project!

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