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

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  1,813 Ratings  ·  399 Reviews
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 April 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
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
Dec 03, 2013 Alvina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Pertama tahu buku ini dari Dyah, yang waktu itu heboh ada novel tentang Kapal Titanic. Saya ngebayanginnya malah nonfiksi gitu, semacam buku panduan tentang Titanic, atau sejenisnya lah. Eh ternyata begitu lihat covernya, saya langsung jatuh cinta! Saya putuskan kudu punya ini buku, at least meski saya bukan fashionista, tapi saya suka banget lihat model model baju gitu. Lihat aja udah seneng, ngga pernah sih sampe ngebayangin make. Mihiiiil sodara sodara. XD
Oke, mari saya ceritakan sedikit tent
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 than 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
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
kelly Fuller
Jun 11, 2011 kelly Fuller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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
Apr 04, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 16, 2015 Liralen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, reviewed, ya, z-2015
Cute. Louise loves vintage clothing, but she doesn't expect her vintage gowns to transport her back in time...

I love the concept, but the execution was mixed. The book gets off to a bit of a slow start, with Louise trying very, very hard to prove to the reader that she loves All Things Vintage. When she tries on a dress that whisks her back almost a century, things pick up—but it takes Louise an awfully long time to figure out that she's on the Titanic. I'm torn on the way she acts—she acts her
Jan 24, 2011 Barbara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Kristina Horner
This book was definitely meant for younger readers, but I do love me some titanic based fiction. It was cute.
Gelse Tecalero
Oct 27, 2015 Gelse Tecalero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you like the Titanic? This book takes place on the Titanic. The genre of the book is Fantasy because Louise has a dream about the lady's dress she tries on. My opinion of the book is that it's interesting because the Louise is living someone else's life ad is learning about the person's life.

The setting of the story is in the present and the past, Louise and her friend Brooke go to a vintage store and she tries on a dress for her school dance. She starts to get a little dizzy and falls on t
Helena _Triz
Louise es una chica adolescente que lleva una vida normal. Vive con sus padres en un barrio acomodado, estudia en el instituto y pocas veces se separa de su mejor amiga, Brooke.
Como la mayoría de las chicas de su edad, no está contenta con ella misma: odia llevar aparato, su mediana (tirando a baja) estatura y su cuerpo apenas desarrollado. Sueña con llegar a ser una mujer bella y sofisticada, con un amplio vestidor lleno de prendas únicas.

Sin embargo, nuestra protagonista, tiene una peculiar
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
May 10, 2011 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cindy Hudson
May 11, 2011 Cindy Hudson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Lisa Nocita
Mar 23, 2011 Lisa Nocita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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
Terri M.
On the shelf at the used book store this book definitely caught my eye. The title involves time travel. LOVE! The girl on the cover looks like she is having a good time. I LOVE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME! And the blurb mentions the Titanic. SOLD!

This book was just flat-out fun. There’s no deep story, no real fight for survival, but I didn’t go into the story expecting that. I was just looking for a lighter quick read and the book certainly delivers.

Personally, I loved the illustrations in the book. The
Mar 29, 2012 Star rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly Hager
Apr 01, 2011 Kelly Hager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kangkhita K
Nov 21, 2015 Kangkhita K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually like historical fiction books, but this book is so much more than just that. It is about a girl named Louise Lambert who loves vintage. Almost everything she owns is vintage, even though she comes from a very wealthy family, and is desperately looking for a vintage dress to wear to her school dance. One day she got this anonymous invitation to a vintage store and was skeptical about it at first but ended up going. At the store she found her perfect dress but what she didn't know ...more
Shalet Jimmy
Apr 25, 2011 Shalet Jimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Olivia Williford (LivTheBookNerd)
I finished this in F2F today (which is kind of like a homeroom class at my school) and I was kinda glad I finished. Not my favorite book...I didn't like the characters and the story was kind of bleh but the illustrations and the topic of fashion was amazing and I loved the setting on the Titanic. I felt like the writing and dialogue was really simple considering it is a middle grade novel. I also thought the character could have been older but her actions kind of explained her age. She was reall ...more
"Cuando una persona tiene un espíritu fuerte, su energía nunca desaparece: adopta otra forma, se esparce en la atmósfera y se impregna en las cosas y lugares que han sido más íntimos e importantes para ella."

Oh, pero qué bonito libro. Tiene una historia muy linda y las ilustraciones que lo acompañan lo hacen aún más bello. Es un libro perfecto para chicas entre 10 y 12 años que a mí me hubiera encantado leer y recomiendo como regalo. Incluso ahora lo disfruté mucho.
*Book Nerd*
Dec 29, 2016 *Book Nerd* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: girly-books
This was such a fun book!
Though a bit girly :)
The main character is a big fan of vintage clothing and get an invite to a vintage sale (weird how they knew she liked that stuff)
And she trys a dress the two ladies there tell her to and she wakes up to being a famouse actor,on the titanic and once she realizes she's there she totally flips and warns the captain that the ship will sink and all the guys just love her because she's this famous actor and so she's led every where by these supposedly hot
Lola  Reviewer
This book was all fashion and cute and enjoyable. From the beginning, I got hooked. The story was interesting, the illustrations were amazing. I just wanted to skip the pages to see more of them (okay, I did it one or two times, but that's all). There was even a little romance, very little indeed but it was there. The main character was young but she wasn't acting all childish and I liked that. So...can't say I don't recommend it. ;)
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
What beautiful production values! This book is GORGEOUS!! I can hardly wait to read this one!


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.
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