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Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths


I have this multi-strand stacked mock pearl necklace that I bought on a whim from a retro fair and wear all the flipping time.


Here's your names for the different lengths...

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
via antique-royals tumblr

Collar, choker, princess lengths are my favorites. I will occasionally wear a rope. The other two don't work with the Rack. Not on me, anyway.

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths

This kind of stacking has been around a long time.

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
Queen Margherita of Italy via antique-royals tumblr

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
1840 antique-royals tumblr

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
1870 fawnvelveteen tumblr stacked pearls

Mine I'll wear for daytime or evening because of the style of bead.

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace LengthsPearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths

Although in the past with real pearls it does tend to be MAJOR formal events.

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh then Grand Duchess of Russia

After the Turn of the Century

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
1925  Christie’s

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
via sala66- Clara Bow, 1927

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
Christian Dior 1948 Hat, Philippe Pottier, Fashion Photography  (Source- hprints.com)

Pearls: Gail Carriger Talks Multiple Strand Faux Pearl Necklace & The Names of Necklace Lengths
 “More is More” Hilary Rhoda by Roe Ethridge for W Special Edition May 2014
via Glamorous Vintage Soul tumblr


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's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers


It's been a while since I've done one of these blog posts, partly because I haven't been shopping much recently.

Now I don't *think* there is anything wrong with me.

So here is what I haev added to my wardrobe over the past few months or so...

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
Brown oxford wedge

Why I got it? I've been looking to add a closed toed heel to my brown shoes collection for a while. This one isn't exactly vintage but it is super comfortable and has great tread for the rains and is both a wedge and a platform (two loves of mine). I wish it had come in black as well, as my favorite black platform booties died recently. I mourn them!

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
cream silk and lace blouse

I added this beautiful cream silk and lace shirt to my steampunk costume collection. This one has the right cut and shape to go under one of my more difficult corsets, the Fancy.

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & ChokersGail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers

The Fancy has double cross-back princess straps and is a bit of a challenge to find shirts for. The one you see pictured here is very warm and also on its last legs (or should I say arms?) so I have been trying to find a replacement. 
This new one is not only lovely for a foundation piece with several of my corsets, but will also look pretty on its own. I'm planning on taking to to RWA Nationals with me in July. 

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
red velvet turban
Been wearing a lot of turbans recently and I like these velvet ones a lot. I also got this one in green. The bow isn't quite as big as pictured, but it is lovely, $6-8 depending on color.

More recently I hit up an antique store that was going out of business and picked up a few cuties that I really didn't need but couldn't resist...

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
green leather gloves





I just purged all my gloves. Yet I saw there hunter green leather ones and... had to have them. They are green. And leather. And have a button!

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
pear choker


 A pinkish tan pearl strand (faux, I think, but very good quality). These I will like wear doubled up with on of my favorite steampunk necklaces as it's choker length. 

Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
jet choker




Jet choker. This one actually kind of goes with another jet set I already owned, the one I have is a longer tassel necklace that doesn't always work with my necklines so this will make a good substitute for dresses with higher necklines. And I love jet.



Gail Carriger's New Acquisitions: Oxfords, Silk Blouse, Turbans, Gloves, & Chokers
jet tassel set

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 in 1950s Vintage Pink Flowered Tiki with Cream


For the final day of SDCC, which was also my spotlight panel, I wore one of my favorite vintage dresses. This is a 1950s tiki faux-wrap dress in pink and cream, cotton, comfortable, and super flattering. (Here's the closest I could find from Sourpuss $30-50.)

Gail Carriger in 1950s Vintage Pink Flowered Tiki with Cream

I'm wearing it over the new Dark Garden foundation corset.

Gail Carriger in 1950s Vintage Pink Flowered Tiki with Cream

Frankly they might have been made for each other. Well, to be honest, the corset was, in fact made to go under this kind of dress.

Gail Carriger in 1950s Vintage Pink Flowered Tiki with Cream

Outfit Details

Gail Carriger in 1950s Vintage Pink Flowered Tiki with Cream

Retro Rack is also on Facebook and Pinterest 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's New Acquisition ~ Pearl Beaded Gloves

Greetings Fashionable Reader!
Gail Carriger's New Acquisition ~ Pearl Beaded Gloves
 Beeded gloves $28

Got these cute pearl beaded gloves at the same place I got that little cream lace hat. Again I think they are probably for a wedding. I find myself pretty much always in need of new little white gloves. My favorite net ones died after years of good service and since they are pretty much impossible to keep clean my solution is simply to have a vast collection. It's not like they take up much space, right?

Gail Carriger's New Acquisition ~ Pearl Beaded Gloves
Vintage crochet gloves, pattern available for free.

Gail Carriger's New Acquisition ~ Pearl Beaded Gloves

You can see and read abotu all my other gloves here.

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