Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dress the Cover: Poison or Protect in Purple


A year ago, Fashionable Reader, Poison or Protect released into the world. Now, finally the audiobook is also available.

Here for your fun an entertainment are some fashionable items that match this cover...

 1880 Mourning dress, 1880-85  From Kerry Taylor Auctions

 For Alexia...

Worth day dress, 1880’s  From the State Hermitage Museum

1890s  Sotheby’s

 For Prudence...


Day Dress  1895  Augusta Auctions

For Quesnel...


1890s Ascot The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Gail...


Earrings  Cartier, 1920  Sotheby’s

  Suzy Perette, 1950s  Mill Street Vintage

 Jabot Pin  1925  1stdibs.com

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Miss Carriger At San Diego Comic Con 2017 in Vintage Pink Flowered Tiki


For the final day of SDCC, which was also my spotlight panel, I wore one of my favorite vintage dresses. This is a 1950s tiki faux-wrap dress in pink and cream, cotton, comfortable, and super flattering. (Here's the closest I could find from Sourpuss $30-50.)


I'm wearing it over the new Dark Garden foundation corset.


Frankly they might have been made for each other. Well, to be honest, the corset was, in fact made to go under this kind of dress.

Outfit Details


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Miss Carriger At San Diego Comic Con 2017 in Red Steampunk Pin-Up


For the Saturday of SDCC, Fashionable Reader, I wore what I'm calling my red pin-up steampunk.


This is turning into a new favorite outfit. I also had on gloves but I forgot them in the photo, and a parasol for when I went outside.

Outfit Details

Lets go from the bottom up, just for a change of pace.

One more to come!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Miss Carriger At San Diego Comic Con 2017 as Silver Flapper


For Friday evening of SDCC I wore one of my more comfortable dresses - a late 20s style flapper number.


Because it's not fitted and I'm a curvy lady, this isn't the most flattering of gowns, but it sure is comfy. There isn't much like it out there to recommend you buy (if you see something like this and it fits, my advice is to snap it up, always elegant and timeless.) However, there are a whole lot of fun 20s style dresses lurking about Amazon these days, here are some options. If I were in the market for a new cocktail dress I'd go for one of these.


Outfit details


Next up... more from SDCC!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Miss Carriger At San Diego Comic Con 2017 in Leopard & Red


For the second day of San Diego Comic Con I wore my coolest outfit (literally and figuratively). For this one I went pure pin up.


I like red and leopard together, but then I love red, so... Leopard is so very versatile.

Here is another way to do Leopard, although, not in Canada. (One gets mistaken for local comedic talent, as it turns out.)


And here is the last time I wore red and leopard together, on the Sword & Laser podcast & video.


Right, now where was I? Oh yes... Comic Con.


Outfit Breakdown

  • Turban style hat. I've gotten really into these lately and am planning on buying more (I already have red, white, and leopard). They come in quite a range of colors, styles, fabrics, and prices, this one is $8. I want to try one of the ones with a bow next.
  • I paired it with a leopard flower hair clip (similar $8).
  • Steampunk earrings (similar $17).
  • Red sunnies $9 (they seem out of the red, but the red and black are killer). 
  • I'm wearing the Bumbersnoot necklace from Badali jewelry that they SOLD OUT at Comic Con. There are more on their website, $23-48 depending on material. (I'm currently giving one away to a lucky winner via my newsletter, The Chirrup.)
 

Next up, more from Comic Con!

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

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