Friday, September 13, 2013

Gail Carriger Silver Sparkle Party Dress in San Antonio, WorldCon 2013 Outfit Report: Day 3

For Saturday night of WorldCon (the party night) I donned my newest purchase, a silver sparkle dress from Relic Vintage on Haight St. (I'm in good company with the silver sparkles as it turns out.) I purchased this cocktail gown specifically for WorldCon in San Antonio, when my green and black one's zipper broke and I realized I'd worn the marigold three years running.

It's paired with a little red and black dotted hair bob from Ross, silver octopus necklace gift from a reader, silver bow earrings, long red vintage opera gloves from my grandmother, a vintage red crinoline, red bag, and Via Spiga sandals.

by Tabitha Jensen via FB

The red insert across the Rack is actually a pinned silk handkerchief. Sophronia would be proud. I had intended to pin a flower over the excessive cleavage but it wasn't sufficient. Since it's you, my dear fashionable reader, I'll demonstrate what I mean.

 Do you see how vital the handkerchief? I'm going to have to find a substitute for when I don't want to wear this dress with the red accessories. But I was pretty darn pleased to have this work on the fly for this one evening.

Sam Sykes stole my hat.
I had a lot of fun in this dress. Went to Drinks with Authors, various parties, and then ended up at the bar. As you do.

With my bestie!

With Mur and NASA thermo-technology
Something from the archives that is similar, if not exactly the same.

Salome  Paul Poiret, 1925  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.


  1. I like the red handkerchief, it looks like it was always part of the ensemble. So you'll just have to start collecting scarves and handkerchiefs for each color you combine with the silver sparkle dress - which looks lovely on you, by the way.

  2. Wow! That's scarf held up through the night. Good job! :)

  3. I love the last dress



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