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Gail Carriger give as Customer Warning: Wiltshire Wigs, Gail Looks Like a Bichon Frise & Other Issues


In the spirit of do what I say not what I do I'm going to do a little post about a bad online shopping experience I had recently.

It was bad, Fashionable Reader.

I had a costume event coming up an I wanted a nice higher quality wig to wear to it, with the thought that I might get additional use out of such a thing. (Steampunk events and other historical reenactment stuff.) My general avenue failing (ah hem, Amazon) I tried this company Wiltshire Wigs.

Boy was that a bad plan. 


I ordered what I thought was a cute little 1930s style number, and it came but in the wrong color and didn't look anything like the photo.

Gail Carriger give as Customer Warning: Wiltshire Wigs, Gail Looks Like a Bichon Frise & Other Issues

That's all well and good because wigs are pretty subjective, and you never know exactly what it will look like once you put it on.

(In this case I looked like some weird wet mop crossed with a bichon frise.)

Gail Carriger give as Customer Warning: Wiltshire Wigs, Gail Looks Like a Bichon Frise & Other Issues


Turns out their return policy is draconian: 15% restock and additional shipping costs. 14 day return policy on an invoice they never enclosed. They were totally non-responsive over email.

Sad really, because I love me a nice wig and now they've lost me totally as a customer. I'm super good and loyal to indie vendors if they treat customers decently.

Anyway, I can only recommend that you avoid them.

Yours,
Miss G

P.S. If you have a wig vendor you really like and can recommend, hit me up! 

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

You can shop my recommendations via the following lists:
Steampunk, Retro Jewelry, Makeup, Retro Clothes, Lifestyle


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

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report


The one weekend I was home in August I went to an Edwardian Picnic in the East Bay.

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

This is not a time for which I have any specifically period accurate attire. Or better put, I have one late Edwardian costume but it's an indoor only evening gown with a long train that needs repairs. So I put this outfit together from bits and bobs. The hat is from an old (now defunct) walking dress outfit. The shirt is actually a 1970s peignoir, the skirt is actually the underskirt for the above mentioned evening gown and the vest I picked up at a thrift ages eyes ago and only now fits me (after the Rack Reduction, although it's still a bit tight in the boobs). Those are 1950s vintage leather gloves and that's a modern parasol. (I got the parasol from Lace Parasols Online, my favorite parasol purveyor. This is their Penelope and it's not lace, but broderie anglaise, which is why I like it so much. Everyone has the lace ones these days.)

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

Here you can see the hat a bit more. That's what happens to hats when left alone too long with me and a glue gun. I'm not wearing my standard glasses or lippy, and I've a ton of fake hair pinned on. How Gail looks incognito.

Here's the hat close up:

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report
And here are the shoes:

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report
These are super old I found them at a thrift store in the 90s.  But the brown ribbon in myself, now I think I'll switch to gold or cream so I can wear them with more stuff.

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

The picnic was quite lovely with everyone under the trees stylishly dressed. We had delicious nibbled and lovely tea.

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

Here are a few more outfits that caught my eye...

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming ReportGail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

All in all a lovely little interlude over a busy weekend. Hope you all had lovely times too.

Gail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

Costuming tip! Hat Trick: Instant Edwardian Glamour Using a Wreath and Wide Straw Hat
via The Pragmatic Costumer

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.
Gail Carriger give as Customer Warning: Wiltshire Wigs, Gail Looks Like a Bichon Frise & Other IssuesGail Carriger at an Edwardian Picnic Costuming Report

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