You all know, Fashionable Reader, that I love red. If I had to pick a favorite color to wear it would be red... But I would hate to have to pick.
Here's the German cover of Changeless for inspiration: Alexia and her... umbrella.
And here we go, dressing my characters in red...
|1865-1868 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Bangle 1840 Christie’s|
|1887 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1890s The Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
For Baroness Tunstell...
|1879 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1905 Antique Dress|
|1885 The Museum at FIT|
For Countess Nadasdy...
|1884 Evening dress via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1890s Ascot The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1895 Pocket Watch Patek Philippe, Sotheby’s|
|1892 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1891-1892 Evening Dress The Museum of the City of New York|
|1900 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1895-1915 The Victoria & Albert Museum|
|1880-1885 Bonnet The Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|1910 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
And after my books...
|1912 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|1920s Hostess Gown The Frock|
|1925 Brooch Tiffany & Co. Doyle Auctions|
|1925 Evening Shawl Madeleine Vionnet, The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1930s Timeless Vixen Vintage|
1930 Suit Edward Molyneux, 1930s The Victoria & Albert Museum; 1938 The Arizona Costume Institute
|1935 Cartier Christie’s|
|1938 Suit Coco Chanel The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Coat 1940s Timeless Vixen Vintage|
|Earrings Doyle Auctions|
|1952 Christian Dior The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1955 Dovima, 1955 via theniftyfifties tumblr|
|1960s Oleg Cassini, 1960s 1stdibs.com|
2014 Pamella Roland; 2014 Ralph Rucci
|2014 Bow Princess Stud Earrings with Sparkling Red and AB Austrian Crystals $17|
|2014 Balmain booties via Pinterest|
|2014 dolce vita Brayden Oxfords|
|2014 Red Coattown and country paris 09|
|2014 Red Gold via Pinterest|
|2014 Zagliani degrade alligator Mini Tomodachi crossbody bag at barneys.com|
Vika Gazinskaya cashmere trumpet-hem coat at modaoperandi.com; Alice + Olivia Queens floor length coat at shopbop.com
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