{{{DAY 7:}}} Character Fashion Face Off {{{House of Heather James}}} #NovelFashionWeek


I'm so glad you could join us this fine morning on day 7 of Novel Fashion Week .  This hour's designer is House of Heather James presenting her Collection: Character Fashion Face Off, by way of Islamabad! 




The Collection:

Air versus Fire
Imogen and Avery could not be more different. Imogen is an Arcan; she comes from a Realm where they worship the  god of Air. The Arcans are calm and pious, but love to party.  Avery is a feisty Helian, who worships the Fire god and spends her time soaking up the sun and causing mayhem. The only thing the two girls do have in common is a passion for shopping and fashion.

Imogen
Arcan style is all about neutral and pastel colours, in relaxed, modest styles. The aim is to feel as light and airy as possible, which is crucial in a Realm associated with the air. Because of the coolness of the Realm, we like to stay quite covered up. Another critical component of an Arcan outfit is that it needs to sparkle, to brighten up the simple colour pallet. The set below shows this well: neutral colours, soft, airy fabrics and a bit of sparkle on the top and shoes. Perfect for a breezy Arcan day.
Arcan Style - Day

Avery
And that is why the Arcans are known as the most boring of the three world Realms... The Helian Realm is HOT. With two suns, a tropical climate and glass buildings everywhere; no one wants to wear more fabric than necessary. Some of the other Realms accuse us of dressing immodestly, but we're really dressing sensibly for the climate. And we're comfortable with showing a little bit of skin, unlike the prudish Arcans. During the day, little black dresses with strappy heels are a must, or shorts and vest tops in blacks, reds or oranges. The set below showcases the sort of thing I would wear out.

Helian style - fire and black

Imogen
And that's an outfit which would be turning heads for all the wrong reasons over in the Arcan Realm, but that's why we steer clear of the Helians as much as possible. When evening falls in our Realm, we like to throw on even more glitter, making sure that we dazzle under fairy lights while we dance the night away.
Arcan Evening

Avery
In that outfit, you would be sure to blind anyone who looked in your direction. For an evening party in the Helian Realm, I would opt for a silk red dress, as bright as possible, with a well placed slit and a sexy silhouette.  It's got to be something that will attract attention, making me look sexy, with a sense of sophistication too.
Helian style - better in red

So what do you think, based on the outfits above, would you rather be a Helian, or an Arcan?

Imogen and Avery are characters from Fire, the first novel in the YA fantasy series Elements of Power, by Heather James. 



The Novel Highlighted:
Fire (Elements of Power, #1)Fire (Elements of Power #1)
by Heather James 
Buy this title on Amazon !
Is control over the elements a gift, or a curse?
Roxy thinks that she is in control of everything: with flames flaring at her fingertips and an equally fiery attitude, what more could she need? But then she meets Brae, a prince from a rival Realm, who turns her assumptions of superiority upside down.
Jasmine has none of Roxy’s confidence or intensity. But she does have a secret - and Brae - and she’s not going to give either up willingly.







Presented by The House of Heather James!
Door Prize:
An e-copy (via smashwords) of Fire



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7 comments:

  1. Fabulous post, Heather & Katrina! :D I've got to say... I can't just pick one. Both have their pros & cons. I don't like the idea of blinding people with my sparkle but do I want dresses revealing so much thigh when I live in England? :P I understand in the Helian land but generally know, from the books, Roxy pulls off Helian clothing SO well. She has the sophistication & beauty for it to seem so natural and not as 'slutty', as Imogen would have us believe, to wear such items. She'd wear more clothing, maybe a little airy, but I can picture floating orange dresses which go just below the knee and nicely patterned black cardies. I'm not too 'floaty' but don't mind wrapping up so add some colour & I'm an Arcan! Or, add some fabric and BAM... a less extreme, completely ginger, Helian :P
    I still don't think Imogen copes well with Helian climate. Can you imagine her wearing something revealing? :P

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  2. This book sounds amazing and I love the fashion. I am disappointed by the cover though. Such wonderful fashion and intriguing story and the cover is just ordinary. Each girl wears fashion perfect for their element. This post was great and thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. *Swooooons* Silky red dresses are to die for, they always remind me of the movie Moulin Rogue, I insisted on a red dress for prom and it was heavenly :3

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  4. Wow every outfit is adorbs - Genevieve

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  5. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  6. Love the outfits. I think I would love to be Imogen. Her clothes are fab.

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