Friday, October 12, 2012

It is back! Fashion Friday! Etiquette and Espionage

Hi guys! Welcome back to Fashion Friday! I know I haven't done FF for a while back hopefully it is here to stay. For those who is new to FF, here is what it is basically about,

Fashion Friday started in February of 2012. It was inspired by my love for books and fashion. Fashion Friday is a weekly meme created by FireStarBooks in order for book lovers to post any fashion related idea or image that they thought would be a great match for books on Friday. Read more about Fashion Friday.

So this week's Fashion Friday feature is...

Synopsis from Goodread: It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.

So, I thought a high class fashion with a twist would be perfect for this book and I found Christian Dior haute couture spring/summer 2010. I loved how the whip and the veil created this dark, fierce look to the girls. This created the "Espionage" of the book. The top hats, suits and dresses kept thing classy and sharp. This created the "Etiquette" of the book. I also adored the makeup on the girls. The sharp liner and bold red lips really gave it a "snobby-fierce" look. But as you will see in the later part of the pictures, the makeup was very natural and fresh. It kind of gives this collection more spy feel, you know, having a cover, presenting to the world your fake identity?

So your turn, what inspired you this week?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your Fashion Fridays!! I keep on meaning to give it a try... Hasn't happened yet but maybe some day.


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