According to Pip, I once received a Bookie Award for best dressed character in the form of Alexia Tarabotti. I can’t seem to find any evidence of this online, Fashionable Reader, but I trust Pip for she was at Authors After Dark reporting in.
Upon learning of the win, Alexia was suitably honored, Ivy was crushed, and Lord Akeldama took all the credit for loaning Alexia Biffy during her rise to fashionable mavin of London society.
Below, is a collection of some of Alexia’s best moments present to you in the form of cover art, fan art, cosplay, and original fashion plate fodder.
I do hope you enjoy it!
Alexia in Soulless the Original (1873)
1873 fashion plate
Alexia in Soulless Volume 1, The Manga
Alexia in Changeless (1874) & Omnibus Volume 1 & Soulless Manga Volume 2
Alexia in Blameless (1874)
Alexia in Heartless (1874)
Alexia in Timeless (1876) & The Omnibus Vol. 2
Alexia’s style has grown more relaxed and breezy under the drone’s tutelage. Although the fashions remain quite severe.
I hope you enjoyed this fashionable trip down memory lane. Now you can play a rousing game of “spot that dress” if you read the books! Or reread them again.
One of the things I always tried to do, for example, was find time during copy edits to write in a small paragraph describing the dress Alexia wears on the cover within the text. (Excepting Soulless for obvious reasons.)
The scene for Changeless was particularly fun to write for various amusing Ivy-related hair styles.
And, of course, my hugely non-period German covers show up on stage in all editions of Timeless.
This post first appeared on Retro Rack.
Yours in frilly dresses,
Miss Gail (except Madame Lefoux, of course, no frills for her!).
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