Book Style: Frankenstein


I read once that there are two types of people: Dracula people and Frankenstein people. While I can be found firmly entrenched in the former camp, I do still love the groundbreaking nature of Shelly's novel and the moral questions it radiates that are still relevant today. There's also something about this burning, pulp–style cover that really resonates me me. The big question here was Lady (Dr.) Frankenstein or Lady Frankenstein's Monster? I opted for Lady Frankenstein.

How do we dress or rural lady off to the big city to study medicine? By channeling Katharine Hepburn of course! (When in doubt, always channel Kate) Some sturdy vintage trousers, a bright pop of orange silk for a blouse, and a streamlined waistcoat and "Schoolboy" blazer practically scream academic gentry. A stylish pair of heeled wingtips along with a secret pair of "Bride of Frankenstein" socks and our Lady Frank is ready for her anatomically correct accessories.

A doctor's bag to carry her research, a pair of cufflinks bearing her creation's face, a gold cuff inscribed with the words from Frankenstein, an anatomy-inspired watch, an "Arctic" shackle ring, and a scarf featuring a pair of colorful arctic foxes to keep her warm on her Northern quest will tie this look up.

This is the second time I've tackled Frankenstein. Check out the first round from 2013 here.

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