Chapter four of Sidewalks of New York opens with Melanie Barrow calling at the Ackerman house.
The color and patterns come from this costume worn by Lisa O’Hare as Sibella in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The ostentatious use of pink in Sibella’s costumes fits the over the top sex-bomb imagine I imagine for Melanie.
Her hair is worn in a fashionable Gibson Girl esque style
Melanie chats with Sarah, a young maid in the Ackerman household
Her Gibson Girl hairstyle was taken from this period imagine. I can’t tell if it’s a drawing or a photograph
Lucy then asks where her cousin Natalie is. Natalie has snuck out to go looking for new additions to her collection of knickknacks
She wears her hair in a loose, wavy style like this
Over her outfit, she wears a grey cape taken from this one from the period.
Well Natalie arrives home after her downtown adventure, she has to quickly change her dress before going to perform in her aunt’s concert.
After Natalie’s performance in the concert, Mrs. Ackerman confronts her and scolds her for sneaking out.
Mrs. Ackerman’s at home dress was taken from the same Tom Tierney plate I got Melanie’s visiting dress.
Natalie is sent to her room and Mrs. Ackerman and Lucy are visited by a Mrs. Weston, who’s son Jeremy, Natalie has a crush on.