Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dress the Cover ~ Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

While Etiquette & Espionage is officially not yet out, I was pleased to debut the cover of Curtsies & Conspiracies in my author blog today! As I have done for Etiquette & Espionage I thought I would do some fashion items that seems 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 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
And to carry.

Fan  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
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.


  1. It is all very blue, which I like, and lots of sapphires, which is my birthstone.

  2. I very much want that willow pattern necklace......

    1. I love it too, but it is a little expensive at 90 quid.

  3. Will Sophronia's roommates be the same for the next book, since it is a new school year? P.S. I can believe that I have to wait all the way until November to read C&C; I need a daily dose of Sophronia's adventures!


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