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
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
Here we are again with some outfits! November/ December is the busiest time for me of the year, as I work in retail, so not a lot of time to dress up! I only ever wear jeans and a sweater, because that's just the most practical haha. Here we go! Dress: Collectif Clothing Dress and… Continue reading Favourite Outfits of November 2018
Instagram has been full of unpopular opinions of vintage fashion, lately. And I noticed a few things: people are tired of the "rules". Which is funny to me, fashion has no rules. Like, ever. There were certain types of fashion during certain eras, but that doesn't mean you have to follow those. As I'm chronically… Continue reading Vintage & Chronic Illness
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
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
I really wanted to do something else with the blog. I write reviews about 5 days a week, that's a lot. And I got tired of it! I wanted something new! Something different! Something that wasn't a review! Now, I don't have anything special, but why not talk about clothes? I love clothes! I love… Continue reading A week in outfits!
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?
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