The Time-Traveling Fashionista
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The Time-Traveling Fashionista (The Time-Traveling Fashionista #1)

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Features full page fashion illustrations throughout (on color devices, these are viewable in rich four color!) What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time? Fashion-obsessed Louise Lambert knows everything about the late-great clothing designers and anything vintage. When she receives a mysterious invitation to the Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise is so...more
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Published April 5th 2011 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kim Baccellia
Fun premise but too much backstory at the beginning and other pop references held it back. I did love the illustations of the gowns that are throughout the book. Just wished book had less backstory and started with more action.
Emily S.
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...more
Jackie
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...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
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 way more fashion appeal than I do, and ever will.

I love that this spunky seventh grader is not a slave...more
kelly Fuller
Oh, girls.... you are gonna love, love, love this one!
The Time Traveling Fashionista is the PERFECT YA novel for girls. It has everything! An adventurous story? Yep! Full color illustrations of fabulous clothes? Uh-huh. Time Travel? Yeppers. Mysterious characters who keep you guessing? Yes! A main character any girl can identify with? Sure! There is even a history lesson included in this majorly addictive novel. Seriously, it has everything! And best of all! It's going to be a series! Yay! More...more
Rachel
This book was not only beautifully written with an enchanting plot line, but it was also wonderfully done. They contained 25 beautiful illustrations of historically accurate vintage dresses that the characters wore that tied it together the book with an elegant informative feeling. I have never read a book where I sat down and said, Wow there was nothing wrong with that book at all. There were no flaws, no imbalances, and I must say even though this is not my typical dark romance, it is one of t...more
Barbara
This is a cute book with a cute premise, a girl with a taste for vintage clothing and dresses that take her back to the time when they were made. I had a hard time buying Louise as a seventh grader and an even harder time beleiving that she could spend time in school studying the Titanic, then wake up in the body of an actress on board a White Star Line boat amid a crowd of famous people who died on the Titanic and still spend a day not realizing where she was. Instead she marvels at the fashion...more
Sarah
Published April 2011, but reviewed from Advance Reading Copy

Seventh-grader Louise Lambert loves vintage clothing. All her friends are buying new clothes at the mall, and Louise knows all the cool clothiers of earlier times--CoCo Chanel, Missoni, and tons of other designers I’ve never heard of. When she gets a special invitation to a one-day only vintage sale, she attends to find the perfect dress for the junior high semiformal. Unfortunately, the dress she tries on takes her back to the days of...more
Kelly Hager
Louise is 12 and obsessed with vintage fashion. When she gets an invitation to a vintage fashion sale (and the invite has a note that says you can only get in WITH an invite), she's so in. She's looking specifically for a dress to the upcoming dance and she soon finds the perfect one.

Except when she tries the dress on, she passes out and wakes up on board a great cruise ship almost exactly 100 years ago. (Hmm. What cruise ships do we know that sailed almost exactly 100 years ago? Maybe there was...more
Lisa
the Time-Traveling Fashionista will likely find its target audience readily, namely tween girls who love fashion with a touch of mystery. It's lightweight historical fiction with a sprinkling of fashion and a twinge of romance. 2 mysterious old women are the purveyors of vintage fashions and have the ability to sell an article of clothing that sends its wearer back to the time when the garment would have been originally worn. The wearer assumes the identity of the original owner. While others se...more
Cindy Hudson
Louise Lambert loves vintage clothing. Even though her mother and her best friend think she’s crazy not to want something new, she loves the feeling of mystery that she gets from the unknown stories she senses in each piece.

When an invitation arrives at her home for the Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise is sure that will be a great place to look for something to wear to the seventh grade dance. But when she tries on a beautiful pink dress that smells vaguely of the sea, she’s surprised...more
Jessica-Robyn
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 negatives more then 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...more
Adriana
Fluffy, girly book with a history lesson thrown in. Louise loves vintage. She is building up a collection of vintage pieces and is excited when she receives an exclusive invitation to a vintage sale. After she picks out a beautiful, pink gown and tries it on though, she is transported back in time. Louise finds herself as famous Alice Baxter aboard the doomed ship Titanic. At first Louise doesn't even realize that she is on the Titanic. Everyone around her looks at her and sees Alice Baxter, but...more
Rachael
Louise Lambert is just your ordinary seventh grader with a passion for vintage clothing. When she receives an elaborate invitation to a private vintage sale, she goes along, thinking she’ll fine a dress for her school formal. Instead, trying on a beautiful pink gown somehow transports her to a hundred years into the past and onto a luxurious cruise ship. At first Louise is thrilled. Everyone thinks that she is a glamorous movie star named Alice Baxter instead of a slightly awkward twelve-year-ol...more
Shalet Jimmy
Louis Lambert is a 12 year old girl who is fascinated with vintage fashion and movie starlets. Things got exciting when she got an anonymous invitation to take part in a Vintage fashion sale, which entirely transformed her life full of adventure. When she wore the pink gown which she got from the Vintage sale made her live a life that she always wanted. Is she comfortable with the new life ? She met a lot of people she always adored.

The story turns into a thrilling mode when she find herself in...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
Louise Lambert lives for vintage fashion…she’s quite an old soul for being only twelve years old. If she’s not at a thrift shop or pouring over vintage fashion books and magazines or thinking about it – it’s only because she’s asleep. The twists begin when Louise gets a fancy invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale. She is so stoked because she thinks this is THE place to find the perfect dress for the upcoming dance.

When she shows up to the sale with her best friend, they’re met by the p...more
Rebecca
I was quite excited for this book, I really loved the whole plot idea of going back in time to the Titanic disater, which isn't like any other book that I've read before. I opened up the book and was quite surprised that there was coloured drawings with the story, which I haven't seen since I've read childrens books. I thought the drawings were a nice touch to the story, that you get to see for yourself what the author is conveying.

I'll be honest this book did not live up to my expectations, I f...more
Isabelle
I think this book is a textbook example of "my bookshop keeper didn't do his job properly". By that, I mean that there is a small English section in said bookshop, and it's divided into General fiction, SF/Fantasy/Thrillers, Non fiction, and Kids/YA. This book was in General fiction, and was even highlighted in the section; but the target age is clearly 8-12 years old. Oh well. I had it, I read it ;-) (And I'll be more careful next time I go to that bookshop.)

So it's the story of Louise, who is...more
Sara
I'm a really big fan of vintage, I'm not going to kid you. So when I picked up this book I thought it was going to be a perfect fit. I read the book when it first came out, two or three years ago. So (*does math in head*) 7th or 8th grade. That should be a good thing since I was around the same age as the main character but it just didn't work out let me start with the good things first:t
The art was absolutely amazing, I still go back and look at it from time to time because it's that good.
The i...more
Esa Khairina
I don't know what to say anymore. Maybe it's me and my high expectation to blame. When I read its blurb, I was completely thrilled. Time-traveling and Titanic! What a frantic combination.

I read the Indonesian edition and got disappointed. Typos everywhere, shown from the very first page ("lavendel" instead of "lavender"). And I supposed the praise from Teen Vogue Magazine got typo-ed, too. I hate some words, like "kamu", I actually think it would be better off "kau". But, let's forget it and mov...more
Jacoba
Louise, a 12 year old "modern" Connecticut girl obsessed with vintage fashion, receives an invitation to attend a traveling vintage fashion sale, just in time for the school dance! She finds the perfect pink dress and when she tries it on she is suddenly transported nearly 100 years into the past and into the body of a 17 year old movie star! Louise finds herself on an extravagant state ship with famous people she's learn about in history class, and also a famous fashion designer, but she has to...more
Meredith
OH my gosh this book was beautiful a quick read but i still loved it the illustrations were amazingly beautiful!!!! I wish i could be a time traveling fashionista. It suprised me how long it took louise to lear she was on the titanic. Anways i just loved this seet story!!! i love fahion and reading so this book was a perfect match me!!!!!
Ifigenia
Y que conste que el 2/5 es por la edición, sino estaría feliz de ponerle un 1/5. ¡Qué decepción! Y encima es una serie (por lo que he leído de dos libros). No sé yo, si encima he leído que la próxima historia transcurre en Francia, no sé si no será hasta en la época de la revolución francesa por marcarnos un tópico tan típico.

Vanessa
Apr 05, 2014 Vanessa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls 10-13 yrs old
This was a really quick read and I loved all the illustrations in the book. I was immediately drawn to the book because of the cover and the title and when I saw all the illustrations inside and all the beautiful dresses I knew I had to get this book. The premise on the back sounded interesting as well, going back in time to find that you're on the Titanic, seems like it would be a good read to me. unfortunately the story wasn't as great as I thought it would be. The beginning of the book doesn'...more
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
What beautiful production values! This book is GORGEOUS!! I can hardly wait to read this one!

4/16/2011

Fun book with a fashion crazy protagonist. I loved the illustrations and flashes of color peppered throughout the book. This read will find greater appeal with the MG crowd than YA readers, though.
Renata
Ahh, this was exactly the kind of fun, escapist YA book I was hoping for.

It's not high art, but it's cute and fun and has a moderately feminist perspective on fashion. And who doesn't love a Titanic time travel story??

Anyway in short I would only recommend this to you if you think the title "the Time-Traveling Fashionista" sounds AWESOME. If you think it's dumb, you will also think this book is dumb. (And you won't be wrong, per se.)

I definitely liked it enough to seek out the The Time-Travelin...more
Evelyn
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Beverly McCall
This is an excellent read. It is a young adult book, but, appeals to any age. If you want to experience life on the Titantic then this book is for you. Author Bianca Turetsky introduces us to a special pre-teen, Louise Lambert, who is fascinated with vintage clothes. Louise’s life changes when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale. Once there, she meets two wonderful elderly ladies who welcome her into their world. After trying on a beautiful pink gown, Louise is magical...more
Anna
A perfect read for my little fashionista Angela. Totally clean and age appropriate, all the while dropping in little bits of history to educate. I highly doubt my niece would know what a Lucille is, but give her time, give her time....
Kate
Fantastic book for anyone who loves vintage clothing, travelling and history! But you don't have to like those to love and enjoy this novel. Perfect for girls ages 11 to 19! This book was so much fun to read.
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