Thursday, February 13, 2014

Book Outfits in Blue ~ German & French Covers of Soulless

Today, Fashionable Reader, I present for you clothing chosen to match one of my foriegn covers.

This is the French pocket paperback issue of Soulless utilizing the German cover. I started out ambivalent about these covers but they have grown on me. The color pallet is by far the best feature.

Here's what Alexia might actually wear of an evening:

1875  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Here's what a real corset looks like from the time period (OK a little earlier)

1860s  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Some some lovely stocking to go with:

1890 Stockings  1890s  The Metropolitan Museum of Artblue

Here's something to wear over it all:

1885-1889  Evening Cape  Emile Pingat, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Muff  1860  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Here's something for winter visiting hours:

1880  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
And here's something for Lord Akeldama to wear as he receives her call.

1800 French Court Suit, c. late 18th/early 19th century
He'd probably be deeply excited that they matched so well.

Some items in my own wardrobe I might wear to match this book:

Blue dress from J.C. Penny some 7 years ago, $40

Glass beaded necklace from Murano, Italy 1996

Lapis vintage 1950s necklace, gift

Matched earrings I found at a Thrift store

A favorite dress of mine, 1940's influenced, good stretch, $40

the original German cover

Some vintage and retro pieces I'd like to add to my wardrobe!

1920s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

Marni earrings via Pinterest
1940s  Timeless Vixen Vintage

Mawi earrings pictured via
Shoes  Roger Vivier for Dior, 1960  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mad Man Season 6 Publicity Still, Joan

Sara Weinstock Lapis large Victorian earrings

Asos biker cape coat at

Irene Neuwirth earrings via

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