Sunday, 19 May 2013

Vintage Vogue

Today I want to share with you two fantastic coffee table books that I have, both called 'In Vogue'. Both of these would have been expensive to buy new but were picked up in a charity shop. I have found many great craft, fashion and cooking books in charity shops. 

The first 'In Vogue' (left) is an edition from the mid-late 1970s to mark 60 years of Vogue. Put together by Georgina Howell, it tells the story of Vogue magazine from 1916 to 1975 with many fabulous photographs. The second (right) published by Rizzoli international by Norberto Angeletti and Alberto Olivia is much more recent. It begins even earlier and finishes 3 decades later than the other book, with even better pictures in vibrant colour. With an original RRP of $75.00-100.00 and in very good condition this was a fantastic charity shop find. The other is priced at £12, which would have been considerably more than £12 is now back in the 1970s.

How gorgeous are those photos? 

Both books look at how fashion changes over the decades, but also at how fashion photography and journalism has progressed. 

One old and one new, both are visually stunning and informative. The forward in the 1970s book aptly describes its as "a kind of time machine". 

And for all you fellow bloggers, here's an example of early 'Street Style'.

So when you're looking for fashion inspiration, don't discount your local charity shops. You might just find yourself a perfect coffee table picture book. 

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Katie x

1 comment:

  1. Oooh great charity shop finds! Love charity shop shopping! :D


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