Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Cover Inspiration ~ Red from Germany's Changeless


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...

For Dimity...


1865-1868  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bangle  1840  Christie’s

For Alexia...


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

For Quesnel...


1890s Ascot  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1895 Pocket Watch  Patek Philippe,  Sotheby’s

For Prudence...


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
1950s MMS6RedDress

1952 Christian Dior  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 Dovima, 1955 via theniftyfifties tumblr

1960s Oleg Cassini, 1960s  1stdibs.com

Modern takes...


 2014 Pamella Roland; 2014 Ralph Rucci

2014 Bow Princess Stud Earrings with Sparkling Red and AB Austrian Crystals $17

2013 PolkaqueenEtsyRed

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

2014 Ralph
 Vika Gazinskaya cashmere trumpet-hem coat at modaoperandi.com; Alice + Olivia Queens floor length coat at shopbop.com

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