The techno DJ and designer conjures up 4 books that will have you casting spells and considering the infinite.

Document’s contributors are compiling summer reading lists with a twist. We’re asking writers, authors, artists, scholars for their old favorites and anticipated releases. This week, techno DJ, model, jewelry designer, and streetstyle starlette Sita Abellán has bestowed her list of books that inspire her dark, mystical vision.

Lost + Found, Part I and Good News, Part II by David LaChapelle

I love these two anthologies by David LaChapelle. I really admire his photography and find it incredibly inspiring. For me, he’s a sort of contemporary Dalí.

El Aleph by Juan Luis Borges

A short novel I love is called El Aleph. The author is Argentinian, Juan Luis Borges. The novel enquires about one of the most fascinating themes ever: the infinite.

La Casa de Los Espíritus by Isabel Allende

This is the first novel from Isabel Allende. These books, and the imagery of magic realism generally, have been a major inspiration when designing my newest Lilith collection.

Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen

I received this book some years ago from my sister as a gift about my favorite designer and the daring visionary genius Alexander McQueen. The book was published to coincide with the famous exhibition of the same name at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and really shows how McQueen was always challenging the status quo of fashion.

Alexander McQueen has been very inspiring for me, especially when I was a teenager. I was really into his vision.

Find Sita Abellàn @sitabellan.
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