non-fiction, review, vintage

Review: the Art of Being a Well Dressed Wife by Anne Fogarty

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

books, non-fiction, review, vintage

Review: the Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior

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

collection, personal, vintage

Good Housekeeping

A few months ago, I made a blogpost about my vintage magazine collection. Since then, it's gotten out of hand (as you'll notice in upcoming posts...) and I wanted to share with you why I collect them, and maybe inspire you into collecting them too! Though, I hope not too many of you will, as… Continue reading Good Housekeeping

books, history, non-fiction, review

Review: a 1950s Mother by Sheila Hardy

You may not know this about me, but I've been an au pair for a few years. I worked in three different military families, and I studied to be a teacher for a while, so childcare is something that's really interesting to me. When I saw this book was around about bringing up kids in… Continue reading Review: a 1950s Mother by Sheila Hardy