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 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 [...]

Stitchcraft Magazine

Stitchcraft Magazine

Out of my entire vintage magazine collection, Stitchcraft Magazine is by far the biggest collection. I own quite a few, ranging from the 1950s to the 1960s and let me tell you why. Stitchcraft Magazine is one I highly recommend if you are into needlework, because this magazine has tons of amazing patterns for knitting, [...]

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 [...]