When Louise Lambert tries on a lavender Grecian gown at the Traveling Vintage Fashion Sale, she feels a familiar tug and falls back in time, arriving at the dusty base of an enormous pyramid. She's landed in Ancient Egypt... or has she?
In fact, Louise is on the legendary 1963 Cleopatra film set, in the company of movie star Elizabeth Taylor, but her time there is short lived. When Louise gets her hands on an artifact in the wardrobe tent's box of "source material," she is whisked away once more to historical Alexandria, Egypt. There she quickly learns that life as a handmaiden to real Queen Cleopatra is much more fashionable - and treacherous - than she could have ever imagined.
As with the other books in this series, full-color illustrations by professional fashion illustrator Sandra Suy bring to life the styles of Ancient Egypt, old Hollywood, and present day.
"Continuing her winning strategy of combining history with fashion, Turetsky this time takes her 12-year old heroine to Cleopatra's palace in ancient Egypt. The author delivers another suspenseful and exciting plot that serves as an immersive history lesson for her young audience."
"Turetsky delivers her enjoyable history lesson through the eyes of a girl who knows every major and minor fashion designer, a character sure to appeal to her target audience, as will the time-traveling theme. Appealing illustrations aid readers' imaginations... Good fun."
Kirkus Reviews on The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette
Bianca Turetsky is the author of the stylish Time-Traveling Fashionista series, which has been translated into nine languages. A graduate of Tufts University, Bianca managed the studio of artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel for the last ten years. She lives in a cozy studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York, that houses her very extensive and much-loved vintage collection.