Monday, June 3, 2013

Looks Inspired By Books ~ The Parasol Protectorate Omnibus Vol. 2

Today I present for you some looks inspired by the cover art of the Science Fiction Book Club's second Omnibus edition of the Parasol Protectorate Books, this one includes Heartless and Timeless.  I adore this cover. It's very hard for me to choose a favorite from among my books but something about the sepia tones of this cover really draws me in. It feels very unique.


 Yes I know the dress is the wrong time period, but with cover art it doesn't pay to be nit-picky. Here are few modern pieces I found that seem to pair well with this cover followed by a great deal of character outfits. This color scheme is easy to find historically.

 Zac Posen Fall 2012; Vivian Westwood SS 2013

Suite  Gérard  Christie’s

La Perla corset at net-a-porter.com
Aurelie Bidermann Aphrodite necklace

 Max Mara Fall 2012; Taylor Swift in Dolce & Gabbana Getty Images

Junya Watanabe Comme de Garcons cape sleeve trench at barneys.com

 Miriam Haskell necklace via Pinterest

Jeffrey Campbell Rockin Lace Platform at nastygal.com

 1954 Balmain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1954 Fath, The Victoria & Albert Museum

 1920s Lelong The McCord Museum; 1920 Vionnet, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 1910 Evening Dress  Weeks,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 1910-1912 Dinner Dress; 1904 both The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 1902  Whitaker Auctions; 1890  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

 1785-1800  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

For the Characters!

Lord Akeldama

1780  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sophronia

1863  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alexia

1870 Dinner Dress; Corset 1891 both The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ivy

 1872  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

And some hats...

 1905  The FIDM Museum

 1906  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

 1910s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Felicity

Dress 1874; corset 1878 both The Metropolitan Museum of Art


1880s  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Evylin

1881  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mable Dair

1885  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Baroness Tunstell

1886  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1 comment:

  1. I agree, the colors are quite attractive for this cover. But I hope someday there will be a less waif-like depiction of Alexia that will feature her healthfully abundant body structure that is both unique and true to character.

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