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Retro Chick Reviews: Vintage Hairstyling and Retro Make Up

Most vintage lovers have heard of the books I’m going to review today. Lauren Rennells books on Vintage Hairstyling and Retro Make Up are often talked about as amazing resources. They’re not cheap to buy, particularly if you live in the UK, so many people Um and Ah over it for a while. Can they […]
December 9, 2013

1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook

I’ve had 1930s Fashion waiting for review for months! I was sent it before Christmas, and I’m finally getting around to writing up what is a really wonderful book. I’ve got the 40s Fashion one as well, which I’ll take a closer delve into next week. This is not a book full of words. The […]
August 14, 2013

{The Fabulous Miss K} Vintage Dancing

Up until the early 20th century dancing was a gentile affair with a form of line dancing with simple steps and bows without much contact between the sexes. It wasn’t until the Jazz age in 1920′s, during prohibition and in speak easy clubs, that the Charleston became the fashionable dance among “the bright young things”. […]
August 2, 2013

Retro Chick Reviews : The Well-Dressed Lady’s Pocket Guide

Today I’m taking a peek inside a book I’ve had sitting around to review for so long I can’t even remember when I got it! The Well-Dressed Lady’s Pocket Guide is a teeny little book, though personally I would say slightly more than pocket sized, maybe a large patch coat pocket! Although the book comes […]
January 16, 2013

Unusual Books for the Christmas List

Books make great gifts. They’re not too expensive and whatever the interests of the recipient there’s bound to be a book or two to appeal to them out there! Today I thought I’d share a few of the mose unsual books I’ve been sent for review this year. They’re books that at first glance might […]
December 3, 2012

Retro Chick Reviews – Style Me Vintage Tea Parties

The Style me Vintage series just keeps on rolling! The clothes, hair and make up books have now been bundled into one handy volume. The Style Me Vintage Look Book, and there’s also Style Me Vintage: Weddings due for release very soon. I came home the other day to find the latest release,Style Me Vintage: […]
October 24, 2012

Book Review: Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home

Ever wondered the best ways to stop your house looking like there’s been an explosion in the cupboards? I know  certainly have. I have considered cultivating an air of Bohemian introspectiveness and pretending my mind is too busy on higher things to spend time dusting the mantelpiece or hoovering the stairs, but it’s unlikely to […]
July 25, 2012

Vintage Homes and Decor Inspiration

I’m not great at Interior Design. Some people seem to have the most amazing ideas for their homes. They look amazing and totally represent the person they are, whilst being practical and easy to live with. I’ve lived in rented houses for most of my life, and on most days you’re lucky if you can […]
July 20, 2012

The Little Book of Schiaparelli + 5 to giveaway!

You probably know I do love my books! In fact as one of The Historical Sauces I spend an awful lot of time lugging huge boxes of them around the country. I’ve got a few lined up to review for you, but I’ve decided to this one first as the lovely people at publishers Carlton […]
April 20, 2012

Retro Chick Reviews: Style Me Vintage Clothes

Today I have a bit of an exclusive book review for you! Style Me Vintage: Clothes: A Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks isn’t due out until next week, but I have an advance review copy, so I’m going to tell you if it’s worth buying! I have to be honest and confess that […]
January 27, 2012
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Retro Chick Reviews: Style Me Vintage Make Up

You may remember last year I reviewed Style Me Vintage Hair. Well it seems this is now a series of books, and at the beginning of August Style Me Vintage: Make Up: Easy Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Classic Looks was released. I’d intended to review it earlier than this, but despite the fact that I […]
September 26, 2011

Retro Chick Reviews The Vintage Tea Party (+ giveaway!)

Last week I told you about the Party, today I tell you about the book. The whole point of that launch was to “bring the book to life” and it certainly did that. I even recognised tea pots from some of the pictures. The book itself is just as beautiful as the party, and incredibly […]
August 22, 2011

Budgeting the Vintage Way

Today this is kind of a book review, but more just a book recommendation. The book is Orchids on Your Budget by Marjorie Hillis and I actually bought it some time ago, but have only just got around to telling you how fabulous it is! It’s actually a reprinted version of a book first published […]
March 23, 2011

Retro Chick Reviews: A Girls Guide to Vintage

Remember Christmas? It was about a year ago? Well, when I ran my Christmas Giveaway it included a copy of A Girl’s Guide to Vintage by Lynne McCrossan and I promised to review to for you, so here it is! I got another vintage shopping book for Christmas, which I will also review in due […]
January 13, 2011

Retro Chick Reviews: The 1950s Look

Back at the beginning of September I reviewed this books sister, The 1940s Look At the time I promised you a review of the 1950s Look as well, and here it is! I do feel like I’ve been reviewing rather a lot of things lately, do you find them handy or would you rather I […]
October 5, 2010