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Review: 1940s Fashion by Fiona Kay and Neil R. Storey

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

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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

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Favourite Outfits of October 2018

Here we are again with some of my favourite outfits of the last month! I didn't get dressed up a lot, as I've been really busy with work and I'm currently home with hypothermia issues (long story, honestly) so here are some of my favs! Dress: Daisy Dapper Shoes: Clarks Jewelry: Splendette  Basically everything: Collectif… Continue reading Favourite Outfits of October 2018

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Favourite Outfits September 2018

Here we are with another fashion post! Here are my favourite looks from September 2018, enjoy! Jeans: Collectif Clothing Top: Topvintage Boutique Cardigan: Banned Clothing via Topvintage Boutique Shoes: Clarks Dress: Collectif Clothing Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen via Topvintage Accessories: Zowee's Retro Boutique Shoes: Clarks Dress: Collectif Clothing Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen via Topvintage Shoes: Clarks Dress: Collectif… Continue reading Favourite Outfits September 2018

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Fashion & Beauty History: where to start?

As you may be well aware, I love fashion and beauty history! If I could study one subject, it would be this! I love how you can take a picture from any era (or painting!) and you can tell when it was made just by looking at the clothes. Clothes tell stories, fashion tells stories,… Continue reading Fashion & Beauty History: where to start?

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Review: Fashion in the 1940s by Jayne Shrimpton

Like I said last week, I'm really into 1940s fashion lately. So I ordered this little book to inspire me. It's only a tiny book, about 120 pages, so I was wondering how much information could be put in such a short time, but I enjoyed it very much! This book talks about children's, women's… Continue reading Review: Fashion in the 1940s by Jayne Shrimpton