How are you? Are you well? I love the sound of rain, there is something quite comforting in it. It has been raining all night and also this morning. It's so refreshing and cleansing. So, with coffee in hand, the sound of rain in the background and some well earned quietness in our home (everyone is still asleep!) I thought that I would share some Vintage Goodness with you!
My GORGEOUS Aunt Robbie and family in Melbourne SPOILT me for my Birthday (Dec 2011) and Christmas (Which is so lovely because they are only 4 days apart!). I shreeked with excitment when I opened their parcels! Inside were two of the most fabulous books!
Not only do these books have the most FABULOUS catalogue of photos from times gone by, but they also provide a detailed history of fashioning decade by decade. They are a HUGE and VITAL source of information for theVINTAGE ENTHUSIAST. So much so, that I could not put either one of them down!!!
Anyhoo.....HERE is a sneek peek of ONE of them!
1920's: Jazz and the Jumper Craze
|Long loose cardigan with matching sweater - Early version of the Twinset!|
|Anyone for Tennis? Circa 1925|
Daring at the time as French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen
is baring her arms!
|1926 hand-knitted bathing suit.|
|Hermes of Paris waffle-knit sleeveless dress for beachwear - 1934|
and knitted bathing costumes.
|My FAVOURITE picture is this one of the girls skating!|
|Machine Knit Suit - 1940's|
|Hand Knitted Cardigan - 1940's|
|Monochromatic Op Art dresses.|
|Twiggy for French Label Dorothee Bis 1967.|
|The "Jersey Couture" Shift Dress.|
|White, strappy Mini-dress.|
|Knitted gauchos, shorts and short-sleeved cardigan in Glenspurn Fair Isle.|
|The constructivism of Lybov Popova.|
|A/W Collection 2009-2010|
So, there you have it! Your "sneek peek"! I know! It leaves you wanting MORE doesn't it! Everytime I look at this book I find something NEW!
My next Post will Profile the other book on Vintage Jewellery through the twentieth-century, so stay posted Petals!
Love to you all!