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It's Vintage, Darling!: How To Be A Clothes Connoisseur

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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 (and
Unknown Binding, 391 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Not Avail (first published September 21st 2006)
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Feb 15, 2015 Wendy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
`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
Feb 10, 2014 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
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.
Jan 25, 2016 Sophie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
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May 17, 2009 Ju Ribeiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 07, 2011 Marilyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is a fat book that could have been condensed to 15 pages. It really wanted pictures... badly.
Jul 03, 2008 Husna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good choice 4 u
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