Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vampire Inspired Dress on Project Runway

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.

Blurb from author site:

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


  1. Oh, I want it too! The cover is gorgeous, and I'd pick it up just for that...but the blurb is entertaining all by itself, too. Thanks for the heads-up! (also, agreed that PR dress is delightful)

  2. I LOVE Project Runway! I thought Christopher's design was awesome! Anyways, I can't wait to read Soulless. Everything I hear about it just makes me want to read it more.

  3. That's a really awesome dress. I love it!

  4. How FABULOUS was that dress. Christopher is quickly becoming my favorite. I don't think there's anything he's done that I haven't loved. Awesome. And for once, Tim was wrong -- that dress should not have sleeves.

  5. This one looks like a good one. I can't wait for review on this one when it comes. :)

  6. Sounds exciting and different from most of the YA vampire fiction I've been seeing/reading. I'm definitely looking forward to this. PS: I want that dress! <3


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