Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gail Carriger in Laser Cut Turquoise eShakti Dress in DC for the Waistcoats & Weaponry Tour

As noted in previous posts, for my Waistcoats & Weaponry book tour, Fashionable Reader, I tried to dress in outfits that matched my cover. On the first day of World Fantasy I wore my new eShakti laser cut turquoise, black, and white pencil dress. It is a bit more modern than most of my retro pieces, but I love it. It is VERY light weight (perfect for a mid summer wedding). I had intended to wear it again on the tour in Boston or Chicago, but the temperatures required that I only wear this the one day at World Fantasy.

I like this dress very much, although it certainly doesn't minimize the Rack. I also adore my teardrop shaped hat, it doesn't go on the road with me often because it is too big to travel well. But I was checking luggage for the first part of this trip so I packed it in a puffy envelope, well filled with socks, and crossed my fingers it would survive. (It did, both ways, thank goodness.) My favorite part of this outfit, though, is the spectator peep heels. These are old old Via Spigas, comfy and unique and cute, but they made the BEST sound on the parquet of the hotel floor. The perfect tack tack tack of stilettos. Made me so happy I kept walking through the lobby just to hear them click.

A fan for Sophronia to go with this outfit...

Fan  1920s  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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