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 […]

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Review: the Fashion Chronicles by Amber Butchart

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 […]

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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 […]

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Review: 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman

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 […]

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