While watching Project Runway's season 6 episode 6, Lights, Camera, Sew! I was treated to a vampire inspired dress. The challenge was to create a costume inspired by a movie genre.
Designer, Christopher Straub, selected genre Period piece and created a Victorian vampire wedding dress. Katie Sticksel was the model for this fabulous dress that I adored. It had the romantic and Victorian look. I think it did the job in expressing his vision. All that was needed were a flash of fangs.
*Image source from favorite Project Runway blog - Tom & Lorenzo - Fabulous & Opinionated
This dress got me thinking of the upcoming Victorian vampire novel, Soulless by Gail Carriger out on September 29, 2009.
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced!
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible.
Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
I want this book! ;-D
Got it. -my review