Saturday, December 26

Perfection

One of my favourite Chtistmas gift from my uncle...

Amazing and incredible selection of really great fashion with great descriptions of the history of fashion on politics.

Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990

"Vintage Fashion is the ultimate guide to the most exemplary women's clothing from the turn of the twentieth century through the end of the 1980s. Along with a detailed, authoritative text, this gorgeous book offers more than 250 outstanding full-color photographs showcasing the quality fabrics, innovative techniques, silhouettes, shapes, and exquisite workmanship that are testimony to enduring and influential styles.

Each chapter focuses on a specific decade and is a rich survey of each era, placing the evolution of women's fashion in a cultural context. The most important designers and signature looks are discussed in detail and emphasized through beautiful illustrations, photographs, and fabric swatches. Finally, each chapter ends with a Key Looks feature that offers an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colors, and details that defined each era.

Vintage Fashion concludes with a shopping guide, which not only offers tips on where to buy vintage pieces, but also how to care for them, and glossaries on fashion terms and the century's most collectable and important designers. The definitive word on the most influential designers and looks of the twentieth century, this book is an invaluable resource for lovers of fashion and vintage clothing as well as a source of inspiration for designers and those looking to spice up their personal style."

source: Harper Collins

....and one of my favourite photo by "awesome book" from Coco Chanel ('30)

22 comments:

  1. Your uncle knows the perfect gift. I want him to be my uncle too.

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  2. What a fabulous gift, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. oh, that's such a nice book...Maybe I will buy myself one.

    Wish you a happy new year to come!!

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  4. Anonymous9:34 pm CET

    Aw what a fabulous, thoughtful gift! xo, Mel

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  5. what a fabulous, thoughtful gift! xo, mel

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  6. wonderful gift dear!

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  7. Stunning gift, my love!! :)

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  8. What a great present. The book sounds so interesting to read.

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  9. What a lovely present from your Uncle! I'll have to keep my eye out for that book too.

    xo,
    Christina
    Fabulous Finds Gal

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  10. oh wow, that's such a fantastic gift from your uncle! :) i love that photo of coco as well

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  11. It looks fabulous!!
    merry merry ~~

    xoxo

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  12. awww you're such a sweetie, ma belle ;] thank you!!! gros bisous, definitely linking you!

    mwah

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  13. wow, amazing! what a great gift.
    puszik *****

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  14. Hi there-that is indeed a fabulous gift, lucky you!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas my dear, have a great week ahead!!

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  15. I am pretty sure you are going to enjoy reading that book.

    Have fun reading your book Janet, I am sure you can use what is in there.

    Hope your festive season has been going according to plan, and I wish for you and your loved ones a brilliant 2010.
    Colin.

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  16. Anonymous3:32 pm CET

    That is awesome! good for you!

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  17. Anonymous5:08 pm CET

    Such a great book - I'm so jealous!

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  18. My parents bought me that book for my birthday back in April, it is so wonderful.

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  19. @Daisychain - oh yes, IT IS SO WONDERFUL!

    Thanks Ur lovely comment, lovelies!

    X♥X♥

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  20. I have it too, it's a great book.

    Happy New Year darling Janet!

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  21. one of my favourite xmas gift too from my boyfriend :)

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