Offering the services of a really honest best friend, a knowledgeable grandmother and an uber-stylist rolled into one, this book will teach you how to become a clothes connoisseur, look fabulous without spending a fortune and spot a Hermes scarf at forty paces. Full of fantastic stories and useful information, this is the perfect companion for anyone who loves clothes (andOffering the services of a really honest best friend, a knowledgeable grandmother and an uber-stylist rolled into one, this book will teach you how to become a clothes connoisseur, look fabulous without spending a fortune and spot a Hermes scarf at forty paces. Full of fantastic stories and useful information, this is the perfect companion for anyone who loves clothes (and bags and shoes!). The next time you're complimented on a unique outfit wonderfully accessorized, simply reply, 'It's Vintage, Darling!...
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It's Vintage, Darling! Reviews
`Know, first who you are: and then adorn yourself accordingly` -Epictetus, Discourses, 2nd century.Bought for me by a dear friend for Xmas this book is not something I’d usually read. I love vintage and know how hard it can be to find authentic items which haven’t been badly reworked or relabelled so I thought this book might give me some tips. It is only over the last few years I’ve become more interested in fashion – and when I moved I realised I only owned dog walking & gardening clothes so I went on a mission to rework my wardrobe.I soon learned this is probably the type of book bought by a fashion student as it went straight over my head. Most of the authentic vintage it refers to are designer clothes and WAY out of my price range.Good points made along the way include the fact that a Lui Vuitton jackets will end up in a museum at the end of its life rather than a scrap heap (like many Primark numbers do) which illustrates its quality. It did make me think more about what I wear.Unfortunately many of the websites listed in the back of the book had very out of date sites or were no longer available. I did learn lots of interesting things about types of material though and for about a month did visit a man’s suit shop to inspect the tailoring & feel the material as advised. (Yes I did get some odd looks but just explained I was doing research.)I feel very sorry for silk worms and know far more about filaments in material than ever before – again fashion student you’d love this book. Dress agencies are a concept I’d not heard of before and it now occurs to me that I use to frequent one on Abbey dale road in Sheffield without knowing it. Many of the shops listed are in the south, so I think southerners would love this book to seek out unknown treasures.The pictures that separate the chapters are cute but I must say after I started reading an in-depth chapter about labels I lost interest. I mean you’d be surprised what you can tell by a label….Some cute little quotes along the way including:`Why socks disappear in the laundry-The Bureau of missing socks offers some fascinating theories on this phenomenon:· The spin dryer opens up a space/time continuum through which the sock is transported to distant galaxies.· Socks don’t actually disappear, they reproduce-but only have one baby at a time· Socks in the hamper feel like they’re in jail and plan their escape during the laundry· Elvis has them`I think the main points I will take from this book is to treat my clothes with respect and pay attention to tailoring – which may then stop me looking like and elephant!
This book is an excellent self-help book that teaches you a lot about clothing of the recent past, how to recognise quality clothing and how to shop in the best way possible. It has me itching to go to a dress agency or charity shop and see what I can find. The only downside is that it doesn't quite tell you how to look stylish, it gives a few pointers and leaves the rest up to you. A must-read if you are interested in fashion.
Fairly useful book with lots of information about how to shop for vintage clothing. Most of the advice, such as how to choose clothing that fits properly, and how to launder different fabrics and remove stains, would be applicable to any clothing, not just vintage. The emphasis is on high-end labels and is quite UK-centric, which was not so useful to me.
I think this is a fat book that could have been condensed to 15 pages. It really wanted pictures... badly.
I thought this would be an unpretentious reading during a trip, but this is a complete manual to a high quality and adequate wardrobe. A good substitute to the counsels of that chic, rich aunt.
good choice 4 u