Fashionable Friday: David Bowie

I remember my first David Bowie album — I got Hunky Dory as a trade with a friend of mine. I know I got the better end of that particular trade and I listened to that album endlessly and it blew my mind. Then in college, I went to work for a comic book store run by a man nicknamed “Ziggy” after his own personal childhood obsession with Ziggy Stardust and the Spider from Mars so needless to say, we were fast friends. So, when I heard that David Bowie had passed away, I was really moved. My husband and I have talked a lot about our favorite songs and the movies we liked (and didn’t like) and what an enormous impact Bowie had on pop culture in general, whether you liked him or not. It seemed only fitting that Bowie be commemorated, in the way I remember everything these days — through pens and ink. But this time, you get a playlist too. I hope you enjoy my fashionably late Fashionable Friday, my own ode to the late, great David Bowie. Starman… hope you are floating in the stars now.

  • Ziggy Stardust Print $26+ (via Angela Ferrera on Etsy)
  • Filofax “I’m Afraid of Americans” Original Personal Organizer $94 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Fountain K fountain pen in “Red Sails” $75+ (via Karas Kustoms)
  • Metaphys Locus “Thin White Duke” Ballpoint Pen $44 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Rhodia “Hallo Spaceboy” 3.5″ x 5.5″ Lined Webnotebook $15 (via JetPens)
  • Diamine Shimmering Fountain Pen Ink in “Ziggy Stardust” (Night Sky) $20 (via JetPens)
  • De Atramentis “Blue Jean” Fountain Pen Ink $12.95 (via Goulet Pens)
  • Jinhao X750 Fountain Pen with Medium Nib in “Starman” $9.90 (via Goulet Pens)
  • Palomino Blackwing Pencil in “Moonage Daydream” A dozen for $21.95 (via JetPens)
  • Penco 8 Colour “Changes” Crayon $5 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Koh-I-Noor “Kooks” Magic 3-in-1 Pencils Set of 12 $39.95AU (via Notemaker)
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink in “Life on Mars” (Fuyu-gaki) $31.50 (via Pen Chalet)
  • Herschel 23.5L Little America Backpack in “Space Oddity” (via Notemaker)
  • TWSBI “Diamond Dogs” 580 AL fountain pen €69 (via Fontoplumo)
  • Uni Boxy Eraser in “Blackstar” $1.40 (via JetPens)
  • Omas “Ashes to Ashes” Gray Ink $15.50 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball “Loving The Alien” Terabyte Exclusive, Limited Edition $40 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Field Notes “Young Americans” County Fair Edition 3-Pack for $9.95 (via Field Notes)

If you are not familiar with Bowie (or if you are a fan and curious what my favorite tracks are) I’ve included a Spofity playlist. I tried to keep it to my top ten but there are just too many amazing tracks to choose from. The 70s alone!

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