Gail on Book Tour & Custard Protocol Victorian Fashion Research

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Dear Fashionable Reader, Gail is on Book tour for the next two weeks. Expect new things on this blog in August.

Thank you for your patience. 

Gail will be wearing vintage and modern dresses on this tour, look for her with red accessories in Houston, Austin, Denver, and San Diego. Something special in Petaluma. She'll be rocking brown and gold accessorizes in Portland, Chicago, New York, and Boston. Find her tour events here.

Meanwhile with the release of Imprudence, here are some blog poss on the fashions of 1895.



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Then & Now ~ White High Neck Gown

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Then

Cristobal Balenciaga, 1960s  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Now

2014 DKNY

Matched Merch

I Was Thinking Some Rather Important Thoughts ~ Parasol Protectorate Quote Mug

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

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

New Corset Report ~ Dark Garden's Cupid Underbust

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Recently I reported going in to get my corsets resized at Dark Garden. Two of them couldn't be down-sized for the new and improved Lesser Rack. One of them went on consignment and the other I sold to a friend who happened to fit it perfectly! Yes!



Recently I was back getting a few things fitted, checking on the resizing, and picking up my new baby! This is a Cupid Off the Rack in a fabric I chose, size 23. (A good corset is sized via the waist measurement that it could take you all the way down too. Industry standard is to wear with a 2 inch gap at the back. So in this image my waist is about 25.)

This is a GREAT corset for a curvy girl, with extra panels to up the control. It's my new favorite of Dark Garden's RTW line.

Isn't she pretty? I'll be wearing this as a foundation garment, when necessary, on my up coming tour and for the ensuing months (until I get my new fully custom piece that will become my workhorse).



And yes, the reason I ordered it was because it reminded me, in the best possible way, of Victorian wallpaper.

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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.
Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.