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A Dress of Violet Taffeta by Tessa Arlen ⋆ LitBuzz

She sees color, light, and texture in ways few people can begin to imagine

When she is deserted by her wealthy husband, Lucy is left penniless with an aging mother and

Desperate to survive, Lucy turns to her one true talent to make a living

As a little girl, the dresses she made for her dolls were the envy of her group

Then, on a frigid night in 1912, Lucy’s life changes once more, when she becomes one of 706

But no matter what life throws at her, Lucy will live on as a trailblazing and innovative

“We never, ever tire of the joy when they see themselves in their dress for the first

Her designs captured the attention of stage personalities, American upper crusts, royalty, and nobility around the globe

If that isn’t enough notoriety for one person, she is also one of the survivors of

Some of them truly believe that the clothes they wear during their long day and evening are

The right dress gives them a feeling of security, that they belong on the august perch their

They are not just dressing for themselves but as a representative of a powerful, rich, or noble

” This had all made perfect sense to Celia once she had actually witnessed one of their clients

Arlen has written a creative account of a noteworthy woman of history

However, I did struggle with finding a compelling plot to carry me from chapter to chapter

It felt more like vignettes of Lucy’s life shared through a compilation of novellas

A Dress of Violet Taffeta is still a worth your time even knowing this as it gives