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

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 [...]

Review: the Fashion Chronicles by Amber Butchart

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Review: Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

Review: Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

If there's anything you need to know about me, I love kitchy 50s stuff. This book seemed right up my alley! Let's have a look: Title: Addicted to Americana Author: Charles Phoenix Pages: 176 Published:  October 10th 2017 by Prospect Park Books ISBN: 9781945551192 Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become [...]

Review: 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman

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 [...]

Review: Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks

Review: Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks

A little while ago, I read Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different and that one made me emotional. Very emotional. I read a lot of children's history books, I really love the trend of those books like Goodnight Stories for Little Girls, Little Leaders and the like. But Stories for Boys is different. [...]