Style Me Vintage: Clothes: A Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks

Style Me Vintage: Clothes: A Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks

by Naomi Thompson
     
 

The newest Style Me Vintage, in a beautiful retro-glam package, clearly details how to create authentic vintage clothing looks from the 1920s to the 1980s
 
Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Whether a reader is looking to

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The newest Style Me Vintage, in a beautiful retro-glam package, clearly details how to create authentic vintage clothing looks from the 1920s to the 1980s
 
Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Whether a reader is looking to completely overhaul their look, go for complete vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage pieces into their day-to-day wardrobe, this book will teach them how. It is packed with tips on how to find unique, one-off items that fit any budget, look fabulous, and will retain their value, and also details what to look for, when to part with one's cash, and what to avoid. Readers will learn how to determine which era fits their shape, how to build a retro look from the base up, and how to make retro styles work with modern accessories. Filled with fun, detailed photographs showing classic looks from the 1920s to the 1980s, this is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to introduce vintage into their wardrobe, but felt unsure where to start.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Although the subtitle implies some element of DIY, this slim volume is instead a brief guide to the prevailing fashion styles of the decades from the 1920s to 1980s. Full-color photographs illustrate aspects of each decade’s notable trends, and several outfits per section are photographed on models. Thompson, who specializes in putting together individualized vintage outfits, also includes chapters on vintage undergarments and swimwear, along with general guidelines for fitting and caring for all vintage styles, which, while not in-depth, are helpful. Still, the purpose of the book is a bit vague, and while Thompson clearly knows her stuff, it’s hard to understand information such as “Dresses mainly fastened via hooks and eyes, or poppers (press studs), on the side seam, or via rouleau loops...” without an extensive fundamental knowledge of dressmaking technique of the kind that would find this book too basic. That the book is British and hasn’t been adapted for an American audience may be charming (one should shop at “carboot fares”), but adds to the general confusion. A pretty book to look at, but not very helpful, except perhaps to the utter vintage novice. 100 full-color photos. (July)
From the Publisher

"Almost anyone can develop a vintage style with a little help from this book"  —Tuscon Citizen.com

"A pretty book to look at."  —Publishers Weekly

"Thompson deftly communicates her knowledge and passion in this introductory text, which should appeal to fashion and popular culture enthusiasts."  —Xpress Reviews from Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862059368
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Style Me Vintage Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
664,460
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Naomi Thompson is a stylist, vintage expert, and vintage personal shopper who runs acclaimed website vintagesecret.com. She has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Sunday Times Style, the TelegraphVogue, and the Guardian's "What's Hot" list; has written for Queens of Vintage magazine and the Vintage Guide to London; and works closely with BBC Homes and Antiques magazine.

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