Thursday, February 13, 2014

Book Outfits in Blue ~ German & French Covers of Soulless by Gail Carriger

Today, Fashionable Reader, I present for you clothing chosen to match one of my foriegn covers.

This is the French pocket paperback issue of Soulless utilizing the German cover. I started out ambivalent about these covers but they have grown on me. The color pallet is by far the best feature.

Here's what Alexia might actually wear of an evening:

1875  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Here's what a real corset looks like from the time period (OK a little earlier)

1860s  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Some some lovely stocking to go with:

1890 Stockings  1890s  The Metropolitan Museum of Artblue

Here's something to wear over it all:

1885-1889  Evening Cape  Emile Pingat, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Muff  1860  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Here's something for winter visiting hours:

1880  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
And here's something for Lord Akeldama to wear as he receives her call.

1800 French Court Suit, c. late 18th/early 19th century
He'd probably be deeply excited that they matched so well.

Some items in my own wardrobe I might wear to match this book:

Blue dress from J.C. Penny some 7 years ago, $40

Glass beaded necklace from Murano, Italy 1996

Lapis vintage 1950s necklace, gift

Matched earrings I found at a Thrift store

A favorite dress of mine, 1940's influenced, good stretch, $40

the original German cover

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