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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Book Description | April 5, 2011

What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?

Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure.

Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence. . . .

Dreamy and imaginative, The Time-Traveling Fashionista features thirty full-color fashion illustrations to show gorgeous dresses and styles throughout history.

A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping for books as always when I found this beautiful book by Bianca Turetsky called "The Time-Traveling Fashionista".

The book captured my attention, not just for the beautiful cover but because it was about something I absolutely love: "Fashion"!! And I am a Fashionista!!

Front Cover

Back Cover


When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time traveling adventure.

After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself on board a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamor of life during this decadent era.

Until she realizes that she's not just on any ship-- she's on the Titanic! Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego, destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century?

My Review:

I started reading the book an hour ago! And I truly like it! It is not just that the book looks fabulous but the story is beautiful too and about fashion! I was surprised that the main character is only 12 years old, I liked Harry Potter and he was 11! So I won't let the character’s age stop me from liking the story. So I want to see what will happen next! After I finished the book, I wished there was another part. Loved the description about the fashion on the Titanic and when it sinks.

Part 1:

- Part One -

 - Louise taking a Polaroid photo of herself -

 - A Classic Missoni Piece (1970) -

- A Madeleine Vionnet knock-off (1920) - 

- A vintage lavender sweater with Levi's jeans and Converse - 

- What Louise imagined women wore at the Titanic - 

- Brooke wearing a black satin dress by Halston (1960) -

- Louise wearing Miss Baxter dress - 

Part 2:

- Part 2 -

- Miss Baxter closet - 

- A Lucile dress (1912) -

- Mrs. Madeleine Astor - 

- A velvet coat with fur cuffs - 

- Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon - 

- A twilight blue evening gown -

- Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon -

- Mrs. Madeleine Astor - 

- The famous dinning hall of the Titanic -

- Mr. Baxter golden watch -

- Miss Baxter's vanity table -

 - Anne wearing a long Grecian-style gown -

 - Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon -

- Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon - 

- Louise vanishing from the Titanic at the last moment leaving a flash of pink fabric -

Part 3:

- Part 3 -

- Louise woke up, looking at her Lucile dress, not sure if her "dream" was a reality or a breathtaking adventure on the infamous sinking ship The Titanic -