Look familiar? I was surfing the web and discovered Clockwork Couture, A Fine Steampunk Clothier, and their photoshoot for the Victorian 2 piece Traveling Suit ($320) was used for the cover of Soulless by Gail Carriger: “A high Chinese colar and cuffs adorned with black lace, along with small matching fabric-covered buttons, accent the long-sleeved bodice of our 2 piece, khaki satin lined, taffeta suit which is completed by the full-length skirt with attached bustle and train.”
You can see more details of the umbrella in the original picture, but I love the color of the suit on the book cover, plus the darkening of the model’s skin because the main character, Alexia Tarabotti is supposed to have an Italian complexion. I also love the London background that Orbit books added. I reviewed Soulless over here: vox | wordpress | LJ
Anyway: cool. 🙂
Absolutely cool! I’m going to check out the review.
You should get the book. I think it’s going to be a popular series.
You discovered our secret! Actually, I have an great little “power of social media” story about how the cover came to be and the result – which is that Donna (the model and owner of Clockwork Couture) and I are now friends. I’ll tell it to you sometime, if you’d like. She’s actually working on making a fuchsia colored dress to sell, just like the one on the cover. She’s also still my model, she just finished the photo shoot for the third book.
Wait, the model is also the owner of that store?! That’s pretty cool, I fail at all things dressmaking so I’m in awe of anyone who can make one, let alone something like that. Would love to hear the power of social media story sometime. 🙂
And third book cover? Wow, they plan ahead!