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?"
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"
Fashion history is my thing, and I absolutely adored Amber Butcharts series on famous paintings and their historical value to fashion historians. It was my biggest dream to become a fashion historian one day, and considering that will never happen, I can pretend by reading all the books about it! The Fashion Chronicles by fashion historian […]Continue reading "Review: the Fashion Chronicles by Amber Butchart"
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"
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"
I’ve been having a rough year, and even though I want to read, I don’t feel like reading at all. However, I’m already nearing my 100 book year goal. People ask me how I do this, how do I read so much? Well, here are a few of my tips! Don’t force yourself But at […]Continue reading "How to read more when you don’t feel like reading"
February hasn’t been a good reading month for me, but March definitely made up for it! I’m honestly surprised by it, as I got really ill this month plus I worked 6 days a week! Let’s get started, as per usual I will skip the picture books, but you can find them on Goodreads if […]Continue reading "Reading Wrap-Up: March 2019"
If you need to know one thing about me, it’s that I love fairytales. And when I say “love” I really mean LOVE. I own about 15 different fairytale books, I collect Disney DVD’s and my favourite park in the entire world is fairytale based theme-park. So when one of my favourite brands came out […]Continue reading "Review: ColourPop Disney Collection"
So I feel like a life update is in order! Not that I think a lot of you care (if you do, I love you and we are best friends now xoxo), but I feel like it’s necessary to keep myself accountable, because if I state it on the blog, y’all can yell at me […]Continue reading "Life update: things happening in 2019"
So here we are (finally!) with my reading wrap-up! It’s a little bit late, but that’s ok, because I read a whopping 16 books this month, and guess what, most of them weren’t picture books! I will skip the Dutch picture book and the re-reads, as most of you wouldn’t be able to get it […]Continue reading "Reading Wrap-Up: January 2019"