Author(s): Bianca Turetsky
When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time-traveling adventure. After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamour of life during this decadent era. Until she realizes that she's not just on any ship - she's on the Titanic! Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century? With detailed, full-color fashion illustrations throughout by professional fashion illustrator, Sandra Suy, The Time-Traveling Fashionista series capitalizes on the booming interest and fashion expertise of pre-teen girls today.
A gorgeous evening dress magically transports a precocious twelve-year-old onboard the Titanic in this adventurous time-traveling middle grade series debut for vintage-fashion-loving tweens, now available in paperback.
After graduating from Tufts University, Bianca Turetsky began work for the artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel where she has been running his studio for the past eight years and was an assistant on the Academy Award nominated film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. She lives in a cozy studio apartment in Brooklyn Heights, New York, that houses her very extensive and much loved vintage collection and is currently working on The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette, coming in September 2012.