Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Outfits ~ Heartless Purple by Gail Carriger

Today, Fashionable Reader, I present to you outfits, vintage pieces and retro looks that match the cover of the fourth Parasol Protectorate Book, Heartless.

 This cover has Alexia looking very girly in front of Woolsey Castle wearing a fetching purple combination the background mostly greys. Here are a few picks from my closet to go with this cover.

A casual look pairing a plaid BCBG fishtail pencil skirt ($50) with a jersey cowl top (Marshalls $20) my favorite cream textured Via Spiga peep toe stilettos (Nordstrom Rack $50) a vintage green bag (Hubba Hubba $35) and a jellyfish bracelet, gift.

A more formal option with a print blouse (Kohl's $20), floaty Donna Karen skirt (now gone), bow earrings (can't remember), Miz Mooz boots (Nordstrom Rack $75), cream hat (Bone Marche $15), a vintage vinyl purse (moon Zoom $20), white gloves ($20), and a silver chain rose necklace, gift.

A few little pieces to go with this cover.

 Retro bathing suit. Very flattering.

 Ombre tights. I really want some of these. 

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012
 1940s Dress Clips  Sotheby’s

 1939 La Sirène  Charles James  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1910s Earrings   1stdibs.com

Octopus tentacle handkerchief, gift from a reader.

Flower arrangement from Mum's tea party.

And now . . .

Something for the characters to wear!

For Lord Akeldama...

1770s  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

For Alexia pre-Biffy...

1872-1876  Manchester City Galleries

For Alexia post-Biffy...

1878 Charles Fredrick Worth,  The Kyoto Costume Institute

A gift for Alexia from Conall...

1870s Bracelet  Sotheby’s

For Ivy after Timeless...

1883-1889  The Goldstein Museum of Design

A hat to go with it...

1909 Dinner Toque  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some sparkles...

1880s Suite   Christie’s

And a fan...

1885-1895 Fan The Metropolitan Museum of Art

And for Evilyn...

 1885  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 1900  Toque  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Something Prudence to wear...

1899  The Victoria & Albert Museum

And for underneath...

1890s  Augusta Auctions

Something for Lady Linette in the Finishing School series...

1840  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Something for Sophronia...

1860s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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