After I dried myself off, I rubbed baby powder all over my body - trick of the trade. It helps slide the dress on and it helps to keep you from sweating in the vinyl. Taking the dress down off the hanger, I smelled its rubbery scent. It creaked slightly in my hands as I held it. I pulled it on, each leg easing gradually into the dress. The feeling over it slowly engulfing my legs was erotic, like I was beginning to make love to my dress. I felt myself get wet between my legs. I pull it higher up my legs, seeing them disappear inside, feeling my legs stretching it slightly, admiring how it brings out the voluptuous tone of my body. As I pull it up over my hips, I feel it come to press against me. I was enjoying putting the dress on a bit more than you´d expect someone would. I slide the dress upwards, squeezing myself inside it, constricting me, restraining me, making me work for what I want. I pulled it over my arms, sliding into the sleeves, the tightness of it covering me like a security blanket, a rubber blanket, but nonetheless a blanket. Eventually my hands emerged from the ends of the sleeves, and I pulled the back over my shoulders, settling it into place. Finally I take hold of the full-length zipper and pull it up. It glides upwards, barely making a noise, sealing me inside my new vinyl home. I slipped my feet into the black vinyl boots that went up to my knees. They also zipped up on the side. The six inch heels made me 5’ 11” tall. I stood in front of my full length mirror and looked over myself. I had never looked so hot before. I had my long black hair with the Bettie Page bangs cascading down to the middle of my back, red lipstick and black eyeliner. The contrast of the red and black against my pale skin made me look very sexy and alluring. I turned myself on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kat Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015269/bk_acx0_015269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of course, the dress was white. This is what I´m supposed to die in, I thought. Not many people knew what their last outfit would be. I pulled it over my head. It fit me perfectly. It had long, loose fitting sleeves, a modest neckline, and waves of material on the skirt. I hated it. There were no shoes, and I was afraid I´d have to run through the forest barefoot but there weren´t a lot of options. Besides, I´d run barefoot over a bed of nails to get away. ´´Scarlett, are you ready?´´ he called. I looked in the mirror and took a deep breath. Time to fight for my life. Scarlett Garner doesn´t remember anything before the age of four - until a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. A past her parents hid from her... and a secret that could get her killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Sobey, Dan Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023337/bk_adbl_023337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell…and so do the women whose lives the store touches. ´´Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s´´ A small-town girl with a flair for fashion, Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone. ´´Taffeta tea-length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952´´ Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect vintage wedding dress to Violet´s shop, she discovers a world of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won´t let her give up on her dreams. ´´Orange silk sari with gold paisley design, 1968´´ Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she´s determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her…until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread. An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003868/bk_harp_003868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.