Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prudence Cover & The Fashion To Go With It

My book, Prudence, is currently on sale for only $4.99 (ebook USA). In honor of that, Fashionable reader, I'm posting a fun thing I used to do a lot - outfits that match the cover!

I had to put this image first, because it is such a perfect match to the colors of the cover. It's an 1870s  dress from Kerry Taylor Auctions. I'm not sure which of my characters might wear something so exotic, this period would place it during the Parasol Protectorate series. So perhaps Ivy?

And now, looking at the cover here's some more picks...

For Alexia in the Parasol Protectorate series...

Suite  1830s  Christie’s

Afternoon Dress  Charles Fredrick Worth, 1872  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Countess Nadasdy...

1883  Musée Galleira de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

For Primrose in the Custard Protocol series...

 Pingat afternoon dress ca. 1896  From the De Young Museum
1895 Cufflinks  Tiffany & Co., Sotheby’s

1890s  Augusta Auctions

For Gail...

Madame Grès, 1945  Kerry Taylor Auctions

1950s  Whitaker Auctions

2000 Gianni Versace  The Frock

2015 Katrin Langer floral brocade clutch at

2015 Nicholas Kirkwood purple suede Mary Jane

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

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
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  1. I will take Alexia's jewels, please.

  2. I love the twentieth century dresses and want them for my own!

  3. I love the twentieth century dresses and want them for my own!


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