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Let me just start by saying that I adore books where fashion and especially high fashion is incorporated When I saw a giveaway on Goodreads for this one, I just knew I was destined to have it.Well, I didn t win it from Goodreads I was terribly bummed, because seriously, this book was written for me Luckily, a blogger friend of mine had some books that she wasn t able to get to for reviews and asked me to take them on, which of course, I was happy to do Hello, books Anyway, this was one of Let me just start by saying that I adore books where fashion and especially high fashion is incorporated When I saw a giveaway on Goodreads for this one, I just knew I was destined to have it.Well, I didn t win it from Goodreads I was terribly bummed, because seriously, this book was written for me Luckily, a blogger friend of mine had some books that she wasn t able to get to for reviews and asked me to take them on, which of course, I was happy to do Hello, books Anyway, this was one of them, and a total treasure I loved it It was one of those books that I finished in a couple of hours because I couldn t put it down It was just so well done Even though our heroine is a mere twelve years old, I adored her not to say that I don t like 12 year olds in general, but I usually steer clear of young characters like that in literature She was well developed, had a killer fashion sense she recognized Lucile LUCILE I would almost literally kill for a Lucile piece, not that I could ever afford one , and is just plain fun Besides that, she tries her hardest to rewrite history which, granted, she didn t know much about because she has the worst stereotype of a history teacher EVER by saving the Titanic All in all, makes for a sweet read.Now let s talk about the physical book it s GORGEOUS I can t tell you this enough times The book itself is literally one of the most beautiful books I ve ever laid my hands on It s illustrated with the most fantastic fashion designs ever It was eye candy, I tell you I LOVED going back over and over and over the illustrations I also loved the inclusion of quotations from noted fashion personalities.I just really really really liked this book I m giving it my pick me rating, and I think you should pick it too [[ E-pub ]] ⇺ The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic ↮ What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time travel adventure Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence Dreamy and imaginative, The Time Traveling Fashionista features thirty full color fashion illustrations to show gorgeous dresses and styles throughout history This was a cute story about Louise Lambert, a 12 year old with a passion for vintage fashions That passion leads her to get a special invitation to a vintage fashion shop run by two very odd ladies Louise finds a very pretty pink number amongst the racks and when she tries it on she s suddenly transported back in time to the Titanic Admittedly, I was drawn into this story by the title and cover Maybe my expectations were a bit on the high side for the book because of the exterior, but I just This was a cute story about Louise Lambert, a 12 year old with a passion for vintage fashions That passion leads her to get a special invitation to a vintage fashion shop run by two very odd ladies Louise finds a very pretty pink number amongst the racks and when she tries it on she s suddenly transported back in time to the Titanic Admittedly, I was drawn into this story by the title and cover Maybe my expectations were a bit on the high side for the book because of the exterior, but I just found this okay The story had promise, but I found the beginning a little dull It seemed like it took a while for the story to get to the good bit The Titanic part of the story was interesting though and made up for the first part of the story I liked that Turetsky included historical figures and their story into the book without being heavy handed about it I also liked that Turetsky creatively incorporated pictures of the outfits described in the book This was basically a lookbook with a story The story part needed some improvement One problem I had with the story is that I had to remind myself that Louise was 12 years old When Louise is transported back in time she s turned into Miss Baxter, a 17 year old actress Obviously, the maturity levels differ, but I had a hard time reconciling Louise s sometimes illogical behavior when she s in the body of a 17 year old Also, the story was just clunky at times Some events and even some of the behavior of the characters felt forced.I found this book through BN and I can t remember now if it was marked as young adult I would mark this onemiddle grade I know I maybe a bit harsh in my assessment of the story, but I do think younger girls would enjoy this series I m being a little generous with my rating because it definitely read too young for me, but I don t want to knock down the rating just because I wasn t the intended audience Especially when I know Young Elyse would have loved this.This book is physically beautiful I had no idea there d be colorful pictures and I loved seeing the dresses that were described I also really liked the idea of a seventh grade girl being super into vintage clothing And really putting on a vintage dress and being t I m being a little generous with my rating because it definitely read too young for me, but I don t want to knock down the rating just because I wasn t the intended audience Especially when I know Young Elyse would have loved this.This book is physically beautiful I had no idea there d be colorful pictures and I loved seeing the dresses that were described I also really liked the idea of a seventh grade girl being super into vintage clothing And really putting on a vintage dress and being transported back in time to when that dress was from Genius Not kidding when I say Young Elyse would have been all about this Even current me was wishing there was something just like this written for an older audience.I was just going to sell this to a secondhand store, but I feel like this is one of those rare gems that needs a good home I ll be asking around to see any of my friends daughters are into vintage clothing or the Titanic Louise is a vintage loving, classic movie fan Basically me, so insta love with her there, but her age made her a little too na ve for my liking It is a great middle grade book, and probably best for someone who still doesn t know much about the Titanic. 3 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure and I can t wait to start reading the rest of the series It was cute I would of loved it if I had read it when I was twelve though The best part were the pictures, I loved all the different dresses that the ladies wore in the 1900 s A quick read because it had the Titanic in the plot I am sure I would have enjoyed itif I had of read it as a young teen, but I did enjoy the fashion illustrations. I was caught a little off guard by this Fashionista, but not in a good way Saying this was okay is about a positive as I can get Its negativesthan outweighed its positives and left me unsatisfied for such a promising concept.To start with, a third person narrative is a difficult sell for most readers, but when done right it can work wonders However, in terms of a character driven story with a lot of emoting, the third person felt out of place It didn t add anything to the storytelling I was caught a little off guard by this Fashionista, but not in a good way Saying this was okay is about a positive as I can get Its negativesthan outweighed its positives and left me unsatisfied for such a promising concept.To start with, a third person narrative is a difficult sell for most readers, but when done right it can work wonders However, in terms of a character driven story with a lot of emoting, the third person felt out of place It didn t add anything to the storytelling and was choppy to read at various points throughout the book Sometimes it worked, but when it didn t it left me feeling disconnected.My next big problem was the pacing of the plot It was slower than I would have ever expected for a story about time travel Act one is a lot of build up and back story, but I expected things to pick up once the time travel came into play Once that happens though, it s followed by a lot of meaningless events, meaningless conversation, and meaningless characters, which quickly grew tiring The event that should have brought the biggest jolt of energy wasor less a let down And this is where the pacing got really wonky, once the third act hits everything started happening all at once It was unbalanced, and although I appreciate that things had finally picked up, it left the book feeling very back heavy By this point it had already lost me and what I got as reward didn t seem worth it.Another negative was, unfortunately, the main character Louise is twelve years old with a school dance right around the corner In her search for the perfect vintage dress she gets a mysterious invite to a vintage sale which ends up beingexciting then she could have ever expected Louise is a good character, but I just couldn t connect to her voice I didn t feel invested in her, and she didn t give me a lot to work with I had to keep reminding myself that she was only twelve but her silly worries about being discovered and flip floppy thoughts about having traveled through time were just uninteresting Not necessarily bad by any means, but just very uninteresting for me to read about This leads into my final complaint which was the surprise I got when I discovered for myself that this is in fact middle grade fiction I don t care what anyone says, library shelvers included, this is the type of story I can see greatly appealing to a younger audience then the older set I think of when it comes to Young Adult The tone of the story and the reading level skew younger then I was expecting and that effected my reading Had I known going into this that it was aimed towards a lower age range then myself I could have deduced that I might not find this comparable with the books that I am currently loving That could have been a red flag that I would ve appreciated Despite all of that, there were some redeeming qualities The book is beautifully printed with some wonderful full colour pages Along with these there are also excellent full page colour drawings of each outfit, and there are a lot of pretty outfits Both of these elements were very well done and gave a lot of life to the book itself.With all of that said, I won t be reading the upcoming sequel The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette but I can see this being a series that a younger girl who is into fashion would just love to pieces The vocabulary is light and easy to read, with a protagonist that can only grow as the series progresses This was just so clearly not my thing but with a cover so pretty and concept so intriguing it was hard to pass up Overall, It wasn t bad but by my standards it wasn t good, just okay Maybe with all my complaints it s on the lower end of okay, but still okay This wonderful debut ties together fashion, vintage clothing and traveling back in time fabulously It makes me want to run out to my nearest vintage clothing store and look for each of the dresses that are so visually appealing with the books beautifully illustrated pictures Although I ve come to realize with in the first few sentences of the book that twelve year old Fashionista, Louise has wayfashion appeal than I do, and ever will I love that this spunky seventh grader is not a slave This wonderful debut ties together fashion, vintage clothing and traveling back in time fabulously It makes me want to run out to my nearest vintage clothing store and look for each of the dresses that are so visually appealing with the books beautifully illustrated pictures Although I ve come to realize with in the first few sentences of the book that twelve year old Fashionista, Louise has wayfashion appeal than I do, and ever will I love that this spunky seventh grader is not a slave to the latest trend, but has an eye for fashion I admire this empowering trait, as Louise is so secure with who she is and what she likes, that she embraces it I think that in itself is a wonderful message for readers of all ages I would love to go shopping with her This lovable character shops vintage, scouring her local thrift shop in search of the perfect dress, and clothing Something happens when she goes to try on a gorgeous pink vintage dress Louise finds herself back in 1912, on an elegant cruise ship bound for NY, the Titanic If that isn t fancy enough, she goes back in time as Miss Baxter, a beautiful silent movie start from England It was amazing reading about Louise s adventures and seeing through her eyes what it was like being there From mingling with some of society s most elite members, to the descriptions of her suite and the ship to the way society was then, all of the descriptions brought the story and the time period to life Louise and her maid Anna became unlikely heroines when tragedy strikes the Titanic The way Bianca ties together fashion history and centers it around the adventures of a twelve year old girl was captivating I loved the vintage feel of the story and how it was brought to life with it s gorgeous illustrations It was like looking at drawings from the early 1900 s I love this quote from Louise s invitation to the elite group of women called Fashionista It takes a special kind of person to realize that when you wear vintage you are carrying a bit of the past on your body, and the possibility that vintage can have an impact on your modern life But there s also the responsibility that comes with this privilege of owning a piece of the past I think that sums up what Louise learned on her adventure on the Titanic There are a lot of things I really enjoyed about this story It s a wonderfully written, clean cut book that readers from middle grade on up will enjoy I am really looking forward to reading Louise s next adventure I highly recommend picking this book up