Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dress the Cover ~ Curtsies & Conspiracies


Last week Curtsies & Conspiracies went on sale. I thought you would forgive me an amended reboot of a blog post from the beginning of this year with some fashion items to match the book cover.


Here we go!



 First let's start off with things from the past.

 Something for Sophronia's mother, perhaps?

1842 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
And an amazing broach to go with it:

1845  Doyle Auctions

Something for Sophronia herself to wear:

1850-1852 Evening Dress  The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Something for Dimity:

1850  Nasjonalmuseet For Kunst, Arketektur, og Design
Something for Monique:

1855  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1950s Headdress  mid-19th century  The Museum of FIne Arts, Boston

Something for Agatha:

1854  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Something for Preshea:

1855-1858 Evening Dress The Metropolitan Museum of Art
And something for Lady Linette:

1855-1859Dinner Dress  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Something for Alexia to wear in the Parasol Protectorate books:

1874 Afternoon Dress  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

And something for underneath:

1884  The Chicago History Museum

Something for Prudence to wear in the Parasol Protectorate Abroad books:

1900s  The Goldstein Museum of Design
For her hair:
1900s  Sotheby’s

And to carry.

1900  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

And how about some pretty sparkles?


Boucheron Plume necklace

Harry Winston Skyscraper ring via Harry Winston on Facebook

Vhernier necklace at vhernier.it
Sapphire Ring  Tiffany & Co., 1920s-1930s   Lang Antiques

Willow Pattern Plate Set Necklace

The Rockefeller Sapphire via  Christie’s

Some Modern Looks


Zac Posen short sleeve dress;  Elie Saab Spring 2013 Blue Suit

Roland Mouret Jarndyce Gown
And a peak at what Gail might wear to launch this next book!

 Blue brocade shirt, made from an 80's dress.

Blue and white print dress & over jacket.

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

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