Monday, February 18, 2013

Gail Carriger LA in Navy & White with Red

Well, Fashionable Reader, I am lodged on the couch with a wicked head cold so please forgive that this post is a tad scattered. Anyway, last Sunday I went down to LA for a signing at Mysterious Galaxy in Rhodondo beach.

Hat Bon Marche $15; necklace + earrings Buffalo Exchange $15; belt Target $15; dress from Moon Zoom $30 (1950s-1970s); Miz Mooz shoes $50 (they're old, the new ones I have my eye on are here.)

Since I was flying in and out in one day with the event in the middle I wore my navy and white polka-dot knit. This one doesn't wrinkle in flight. I added red accessories.

Lux De Ville Sin City Patent Vinyl Handbag, 1940s wool sweater (on back of chair) $20 (can't remember where I got it); vintage gloves inherited from my grandmother.

I like navy and white with red, although it is rather flag-like. I've worn this dress before with white accessorizes, on my last tour when I was in Austin.

I can't decide whether I like it with the red or the white better.

While down there I got to play with this amazing parasol.

And my friend who was taking the photos, and knows me too well, spotted these fantastic shoes.

Fluvog it looks like. Aren't they fun?

Left is from Tuppence Ha'penny by Charlotte

Another angle on the hat. I do love it so. That teacup pin a gift from a reader.

And now something for the characters . . .

1903  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Walking Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1885  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1 comment:

  1. I like the red. The ensemble doesn't look flag-like because there are small touches of the color, just enough to make it pop. Great dress! Looked like a fun signing :-)


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