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: Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager

Note: ‘queer’ is still seen as a slur by some people, and reclaimed by others. I prefer to use the term ‘queer’ to describe my own sexuality. This book also uses this because you can’t put an identity on people that are no longer alive. Just because a woman has a relationship with a woman, […]

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So you want to get into crime

I love true crime. I blame my mum for this, she started me young on the detective wagon and now I’m here, with a slight obsession. If you want to get into true crime, but don’t know where to start, than this is the blogpost for you! For a laugh: Rest in Pieces by Bess […]

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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 […]

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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: 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 […]

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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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Review: Frontier Grit by Marianne Monson

I’m secretly obsessed with 19th century American history. Well, it isn’t so secret anymore if you read my blog regularly! I came across this history book about kick ass ladies while browsing on Bookdepository. Discover the stories of twelve women who “heard the call” to settle the west and who came from all points of […]

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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. […]

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Review: How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out by Clemmie Hooper

I love kids. I have always taken care of them, I was an au pair for a few years and studied to be a teacher for a while (they didn’t want in the end, alas!) but the thought of being pregnant and pushing kid’s out of me absolutely TERRIFIES me. Have you ever seen those […]

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