Thursday, April 5, 2012

Book Outfits ~ Sandy Browns are Timeless by Gail Carriger

The first (and most major) leg of my European tour is ostensibly devoted to the UK release of Timeless. In honor of that book I present to you some outfits that mirror its color pallet.

A casual equestrian meets steampunk look for daytime.

And something a little more formal.

And here are some modern looks from the runways and street.

Burberry London 2012

Fun street looks.

And some add campaign shoots.

Not willing to do a whole outfit in shades of brown (with perhaps a pop of mustard)? How about some nice brown accessories?

And some shoes from my own collection.

Not interested in shoes, how about a lovely brown bag?

My brown bags.

Vintage one for Hubba Hubba in Burbank $30; and a little wrist muff with zipper pocket

Some jewelry that's lots of fun.

The Blake bar earrings at; Tirana Jewelry bracelet at

And some additional accessories from my own collection.

The two I am really coveting!

And now on the the meat of the blog, some retro stuff! Yay!

Brown Check from Moon Zoom $35; a modern retro plaid dress from Haight Street $15 added clock buttons myself.

Still from Cold Comfort Farm (you should watch it, it's a GREAT movie)

Downton Abby; 1940s look
1960s Geoffrey Beene Augusta Auctions; 1960s Luis Estavez

And now, something for my characters to wear!

1872 Visiting Dress  Emile Pingat  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lady Maccon
1882-1883  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1883 Charles Fredrick Worth The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Countess Nadasdy
1883 Charles Fredrick Worth The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1889  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1890-1895 Tea Gown  Worth  The Royal Ontario Museum


  1. Have to say loving the Countess Nadasdy choice but my absolute favorite is the Primrose choice, totally in love with that! Could see myself wearing these two gowns especially the Countess one, the Primrose one is more of a ball gown I reckon! <3 <3 <3

  2. I really love that 1960s Luis Estavez dress. Also the Primrose gown is gorgeous.

    Browns are wonderful. They go great with my complexion and coloring and I love adding a pop of color for fun. Also, chocolate, coffee, and tea are all brown, hence it must be a good color, right?


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