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Nov 26, 2012

Rouge Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Rouge blog tour hosted by YA Bound. Rouge takes place in the 1890s so today, I have a super cool guest post by Leight T. Moore to share with you about the type of clothes that inspired the style found in Rouge. Also, the fabulous YA Bound is hosting a tour wide giveaway that is open to US and International fans to win copies of this novel so make sure you get your entry in!

Rouge (Cheveux Roux, #1)Title: Rouge
Author: Leigh T. Moore
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: November 11, 2012

Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.

Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.

Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.
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Guest Post: Theater Fashion, Art Nouveau, and Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore

Once I’d decided my new book Rouge would be set in a theater in 1890s New Orleans, I had to get researching! It was “The Guilded Age,” and everybody had money and was very fashionable.

But Hale and Teeny are penniless orphans, and the main action in Rouge takes place backstage between shows when the male love interests are present.

Hale and Teeny live in the theater, so their day-to-day attire was less important than Hale’s costumes for her musical numbers.

I didn’t have a particular photograph I used for Hale’s outfits, but since the theater owner in my fictional story is taking cues from his Parisian counterpart (the fictional theater in Moulin Rouge), I thought of their blood-red and peacock-blue velvets, black opera gloves, fishnets, and updos.

Sadly, Alexander McQueen died around the time I was writing, so his fashions were also in my mind. I thought of the black feathers and strange, birdlike costumes his models always wore. I wanted Hale’s costumes to be lush and decadent, since it was New Orleans…

Freddie Lovel, Hale’s rich Parisian suitor, has most of the men’s fashion moments in the story because he can afford them. Then later, when Beau takes a second job at a haberdashery, we get more menswear—especially the day Hale visits him at the store and has a moment of cross-gender dress-up. (Dashing, darling.)

I love fashion, so it was fun closing my eyes and imagining what Hale might’ve worn. Art Nouveau was very popular at the time as well, so I incorporated a bit of that.

So fashionistas and bookworms alike, I hope you enjoy my book! And THANKS for having me here today!

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About the author:

Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

Leigh loves hearing from readers! Stop by and say hello!

Find Leigh T. Moore online: Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter




Rouge Blog Tour Giveaway

Signed print copies of Rouge for US readers, e-book copies for International readers.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks again, Momo! I hope readers love the fashion and the drama of Rouge! :o) <3

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  2. This book sounds great!! I just bought The Truth About Faking and can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Amy, for getting TTAF and entering to win! I hope you like both books! :o) <3

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