The Time-Traveling Fashionista

19 Apr

The Time-Traveling Fashionista is a sweet tale of Louise, a vintage-clothes-loving twelve-year-old. Louise feels like no one understands her obsession until she receives an invitation to an exclusive vintage sale. At the sale she finds the perfect pink dress, and has to try it on. Once Louise puts on the dress, she is magically transported back in time onto a gilded age cruise. Louise deals with romance, the role of women, and issues of class in an innocent, but spunky manner. Mostly she has to learn how to be Alice, a famous and aloof actress, and the owner of the pink dress. However, once Louise realizes exactly which boat she is on, the adventure and suspense begins.

Overall this book is not your typical rich-girl clothing/shopping fantasy. So yes, it actually has some values attached, and it makes a good case that being into vintage fashion is about creativity and having an artistic eye, not lots of money. This book is really more of a middle-school/early high-school level book, so it may be a bit too innocent and straight-forward for adult readers of young adult. However, if you are looking for a fun fairy-tale with pretty illustrations and some fashion history thrown in, this would be a good choice.

Nora’s Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Author: Bianca Turetsky
Publisher: Poppy (April 2011)
Received from publisher for honest review

One Response to “The Time-Traveling Fashionista”

  1. Doret 01. May, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    This was so much fun.

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