Clare Bridge and Jo Waterhouse wrote Wearable Vintage Fashion for everyone who wants to go all out and do a head-to-toe vintage look. This hands-on style guide shows you how to recreate quintessential looks from the 1920s to 1980s on a budget. Intro sections describe the silhouettes and trends of each decade. Next, get inspiration from lookbooks and day and evening wear pages filled with clothing and accessories from the author’s boutique. The “Get the look” and “Icon” sections help you put together vintage outfits based on old family photos and interpret signature looks of movie stars and style icons. Street style pictures of fashion bloggers and retro enthusiasts further showcase how to do vintage in modern day life.
If you prefer to limit the retro effect to one or two pieces per outfit instead, then Vintage Fashion Accessories might be a good fit for you. How to use unique vintage items to make a modern fashion statement? Where to find one of a kind period pieces? What is a fair price to pay? Author and owner of Incogneeto boutique, Stacy LoAlbo, answers all these questions and more in her first book – a style guide that also includes a history of fashion accessories. With more than 1000 colour photographs, personal stories, and chapters on hats, handbags, jewellery, shoes, compacts and carryalls, and vintage accessories for men.
Are you a fan of vintage accessories? Would you consider sporting a head-to-toe vintage look in everyday life? What do you think is the secret to pulling it off without looking a bit too costume-y?
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Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, for years the directrice of the Nina Ricci salsons, wrote down her views on timeless elegance in 1964. Today we are talking about her book, A Guide to Elegance – For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions, in YLF Book Club. How much of Madame Dariaux’s advice still holds true for you today? Is striving for elegance one of your style goals? Join the conversation on the forum and let us know what you think of this retro style guide.
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