Gail Carriger Wears a 1950s Style eShakti Gold Cocktail Dress for Competence Book Launch in Denver
I neglected to get a good photo of this one, but frankly given how fast everything was on this particular day, I'm glad I got any photos at all. It was all my author friend Lea Kirk, she rocks. She also writes some sexy sci-fi, if that's your thing check her out.
Anyway where was I?
Oh yeah, gold dress.
Here it is...
Me with awesome reader fans!
I paired the dress with some turquoise jewelry (to better match the cover), a vintage shell hat, gold sandals, and a big old octopus ring.
The dress in it's original form:
As you can see I lengthened the hem, added short sleeves, and changed the neckline, making it way more retro looking, because, you know, that's my JAM.
Here I am hamming it up as we marched down the street to Tattered Cover. Yes I'm wearing flats to walk a mile, I'm not a complete idiot. Of course when I got there I changed into gold sandals.
- Gold cocktail dress - eShakti (no longer available, but check the sales after New Years for this kind of awesome bling-dress)
- Shell hat, vintage, nothing similar, sorry!
- Turquoise choker & matched earrings - similar $20
- Cream belt - similar $13
- Gold platform sandals - similar $32
- Teapot bag - Etsy $69
- Cat eye sunnies $11
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