I wish I could go back in time to my middle school days so I could take lessons from Louise Lambert, the vintage wearing protagonist of The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky. Seriously, Louise is all that even if she doesn’t realize it herself.
Louise Lambert is on the hunt for the perfect dress, vintage, for her spring dance when she receives an invitation to a traveling vintage store. Of course she can’t turn it down. With her BFF in tow, Louise finds THE PERFECT dress. Too bad it transports her to the past on the RMS Titanic. Louise is trapped in the body of a gorgeous first class actress and must find her way back to her own time.
I think I would be totally remiss if I did not mention the beautiful full color illustrations in each chapter of The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky. Each picture features the fashions of 1912 and made me jealous that I do not live in a time where I can rock those dresses. There’s an illustration of a blue sparkly dress that I wanted to steal and wear forever. ALSO, there are super short chapters which made The Time Traveling Fashionista a quick read.
I loved the history aspect. There’s quite a bit about the upper class characters and real life people from history in Bianca Turetsky’s pages. I mean, I already knew quite a bit about them from the film, you know the part where Jack is learning who all the rich people are. Plus, when that movie came out, I think most girls my age became really interested in the Titanic and learning abut it.
The Time Traveling Fashionista is a fun and sweet book for fashion and history aficionados alike.
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.
This is a CYBILS book.