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: 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: The 1940s Look by Mike Brown

It’s no secret that I love mid century fashion, and books on it are some of my favourites! So today I’m going to talk about the 1940s Look by Mike Brown. Continuing interest in life on the Home Front during the Second World War means that the style of the 1940s has never been more […]

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Fashion & Beauty History: where to start?

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, […]

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Review: a 1950s Mother by Sheila Hardy

You may not know this about me, but I’ve been an au pair for a few years. I worked in three different military families, and I studied to be a teacher for a while, so childcare is something that’s really interesting to me. When I saw this book was around about bringing up kids in […]

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Review: Women Heroes of World War II by Kathryn J. Atwood

So, after reading Women Heroes of World War I, I was excited to try out number two in the series! The first one made me really happy, did the second one too? I recommend you read my review about Women Heroes of World War I first, as I go more in depth about the premise […]

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Review: Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

I have read a LOT of books about women. I’ve read Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, I’ve read Bad Girls Through History, I’ve read Princesses Behaving Badly, I’ve read so many! Lately, they are getting a lot more popular (GOOD) and today I’ll be reviewing this one. Long story short: this book is amazing. It’s […]

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Review: Women Heroes of World War I by Kathryn J. Atwood

History is written by men. That’s a fact. Women are usually overlooked (let alone people of colour…) and one of my favourite things to read about, are women in history! When I saw that there was a whole series about amazing women during several wars, I had to get them, and today I’ll be reviewing […]

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Review: Vintage Secrets Hollywood Beauty by Laura Slater

I’ve read so many vintage beauty books that I’m surprised that I haven’t read them all yet! This is the newest one to my collection, and I was a bit weary reading it. I’m not sure why, but I was! Did my gut feeling prove me right? A stylish and informative guide to beauty from […]

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