Thursday, 9 February 2012

Style Me Vintage Clothes- Book Review

I bought this from Amazon as I already have the hairstyles version. It's written by Naomi Thompson, a vintage lover, blogger, stylist and personal vintage shopper: check out 'vintage secret'. It's a useful little book and lists some of the capsule wardrobe ideas I posted about last week.
I loved the sections on 'Tips', 'main shapes, looks and influences' and the continual references to accessories. It can be easy(ish) to recreate a retro style from what you already have, but with authentic looking accessories a look can be completely transformed.

Styles and shapes of the 1950s

1950s accessories

1940s accessories

Fleur De Guerre in Heyday trousers

As a buyer of reproduction vintage and vintage-style, I found the book invaluable in helping with authentic style non-negotiables and Naomi's abundant knowledge of colours and cuts across lots of different decades.

If you want to know more about creating an authentic looking retro wardrobe then this book is a must. Whether you buy authentic vintage or vintage style, Naomi's undisputed knowledge is invaluable to the Vintage loving gal!
        x

1 comment:

Louise said...

Well, following our conversation earlier today, I think I may need to invest in a copy of this for myself. x