Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Editions

Look what Santa brought me for Christmas! I'm really trying to build a fashion library, I have loads of magazines, a couple of sewing and fashion illustration books but I need to get the numbers up and this is as good a start as any:

This is actually my favourite of the three because it comes with...wait for it..10 patterns (with variations - meaning 20 dresses in all!) from which I can recreate fabulous iconic dresses like Audrey Hepburn's little black dress, Marilyn's poster-classic white halter, Farrah's sexy wrap dress and more - I'm talking dresses from Bette Davies, Twiggy, Jackie O, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks and even a sexy 'like a virgin' Madonna number.


This second book offers an overview of 20th century fashion beginning from the liberation of constricting corsets, through the glory and misery of pre-war and post-war fashions, to the 'anything goes' situation of today. It explores what was en vogue, fashion and style trends and the emergence of various designers and fashion houses:

This book is great for identifying keys looks and defining trends from different decades - from 1900 to 1990. It also includes a shopping and buying directory (international and online stores), there are pointers on sourcing and caring for original vintage pieces as well as glossaries on designers and fashion terms.


  1. hmm babesss love u love ure wrk pls were can i get such book to buy in Nigeria ......

    1. I'm not sure hun, I'll have to find out x