Release Date: April 5, 2011
Age Group: Middle Grade
Received From: Gift
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 onboard 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 glamour 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?
The Time Traveling Fashionista wasn’t really on my radar until I received it in a box of books from another (awesome) blogger, but as soon as I saw the gorgeous illustrations inside I knew that I would have to read it. I’m a sucker for illustrations. I guess that’s my inner child showing.
The Time Traveling Fashionista was a lot of fun. It was a great choice for the read-a-thon, because it was a super fast read. Despite it’s semi slow beginning. I’m not a huge fan of fashion or anything, but I still enjoyed all the details and descriptions. Although, the pictures were still my favorite part of the fashion aspect.
The historical part of the story was really great. I’ve always been fascinated by the Titanic so I was excited to discover it plays a role in the story. Overall, The Time Traveling Fashionista was just a fun afternoon read. I suggest picking it up if you are in the mood for a light adventure (with pictures!).