I' ve read a lot of fashion history books, honestly, I have. When I was in London recently I found this little one, tucked between some really big books, but it caught my eye immediately! Is it one I recommend? Despite - or perhaps because of - the privations of war, the 1940s was one… Continue reading Review: 1940s Fashion by Fiona Kay and Neil R. Storey
I've been thinking about sharing my knitting patterns for a while now. I have 'saved' so many vintage magazines, and I want to share these with the world. I'm too afraid people will cut my magazines up (there are people who actually sell individual pages of magazines so people can use this as decoration and… Continue reading So, I opened up a shop!
I love fashion books, absolutely love them. After reading Dior's fashion book, I had to get more from this series! Not only is it pink, it's written in the late 50s, which is only my favourite era of fashion. So let's have a look: In this gorgeous style guide from the 50s, American fashion designer… Continue reading Review: the Art of Being a Well Dressed Wife by Anne Fogarty
Christian Dior is credited to be the inventor of the New Look in 1947. His use of fabric after the war was equally scandalous as it was amazing. Fabric became a luxury in the war, and the New Look used a lot of fabric to get the fullness in the skirt. Long story short; Christian… Continue reading Review: the Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior
Out of my entire vintage magazine collection, Stitchcraft Magazine is by far the biggest collection. I own quite a few, ranging from the 1950s to the 1960s and let me tell you why. Stitchcraft Magazine is one I highly recommend if you are into needlework, because this magazine has tons of amazing patterns for knitting,… Continue reading Stitchcraft Magazine
If there's anything you need to know about me, I love kitchy 50s stuff. This book seemed right up my alley! Let's have a look: Title: Addicted to Americana Author: Charles Phoenix Pages: 176 Published: October 10th 2017 by Prospect Park Books ISBN: 9781945551192 Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become… Continue reading Review: Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix
I love Audrey Hepburn. Not just as an actress, but as an actual person. She is truly amazing. I have tons of movies of her and books! She was an amazing person, my favourite quote (that's actually on my resumé!) of her is: As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other… Continue reading Audrey Hepburn’s most underrated movie
Did I get this book because Audrey Hepburn is on the cover? Maybe. Do I regret it? Not at all! Title: 100 Years of Fashion Author: Cally Blackman Pages: 400 Published: May 16th 2012 by Laurence King Publishing ISBN: 9781856697989 This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900… Continue reading Review: 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman
My sister, Sophie, is a photographer. I'm pretty lucky, as my younger brother works in the film industry as well! So naturally, I had to study makeup artistry to complete this line in our family. Anyways, my younger sister was willing to make photos with me for my blog this month so here's my absolutely… Continue reading Think Pink!
I talked about Good Housekeeping a few days ago, so let's have a look at my other favourite magazine: Home Notes! Home Notes is a typical magazine: it talks about children, fashion, cooking, needlecrafts, short stories, the lot! I really enjoy reading these as they are an amazing look into the past and they are… Continue reading Home Notes Magazine