Victorian Fashion Sketches

Oh, how I love the research stage of writing a historical novel! I’m busy working on Rougemont #3, but I’m ready to take a little break, and I thought you might enjoy seeing the best of late-Victorian fashion in all its excessive, opulent glory.* The unwieldy bell-shaped skirts of the 1840-60s gave way to a […]

The Emperor’s New Leg Warmers

Is it just Las Vegas–home of plus-size metallic spandex–or are this year’s fashions downright ugly? I know, I’m a novelist, not a fashionista, but even this t-shirt-and-jeans gal noticed that none of the current fashions are wearable. Look at this cocktail dress made for domestic-minded fairies in colors stolen from the Playdough collection. Gotta love the floppy hip pockets and industrial-grade zipper. […]