Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Book Outfits ~ Parasol Protectorate Omnibus Vol. 1

Today, Fashionable Reader, I present to you fashion inspired by the cover of the first omnibus. This first of a two volume Parasol Protectorate omnibus was produced by the SF Bookclub (it includes Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless). It is the only English-language hardback edition of my books.

 It has been cosplayed (although I'm not certain if it was intentional).

At World Steam Expo 2012
It's also quite similar to the cover of Changeless, which I occasionally cosplay.

Ruby Blackbird's exclusive Changeless pin, was for contest winners only
Self & John at Nova Albion
 Full frontal and what the under-corset looks like

Vintage Looks

 1905 Suit  Whitaker Auctions; 1910 Evening Dress  Abiti Antichi

1910 Opal Suite  Tadema Gallery

 1910s  The Museum at FIT; 1915  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1915  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1932 Evening Dress  Coco Chanel  The Victoria & Albert Museum
1957 Cape  Hubert de Givenchy  The Victoria & Albert Museum

 1960s  Vintageous; 1960s Pierre Balmain,  Timeless Vixen Vintage

Modern Teal

 elie saab fall 2012 couture; James Perse deep V short sleeve dress

 Marchesa SS2013; Monique Lhuillier Ruched Lace Dress

 Tadashi Shoji 2013; Duchess of Cambridge LK-Bennett

Sophie Hulme mini envelope bag at barneys.com

Tentacle earrings

Marchesa SS2013

By With Love And Confection

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  1. The omnibus cover looks great, as do the cosplay pics you posted! I'm looking at that steampunk cake and really wishing that I had one made for my wedding. Ah, well. There's always the vow renewal ceremony in several years :-)

  2. Thank you for featuring my Victorian Steampunk Cake!


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