The Little Book of Schiaparelli + 5 to giveaway!

Friday, April 20, 2012

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 have given me 5 to giveaway!

The Little Book of Schiaparelli by Emma Baxter-Wright is published by Carlton books and has an RRP of ยฃ12.99.

The book gives an overview of Schiaparelli’s life and work, in surprising detail for such a little book (conveniently handbag sized, who needs a kindle!). It covers her early life, how she got started as a designer, her collaborations with artists in her 1930s heyday and into the faltering of the business in the post war years until her last collection in 1954.

Schiaparelli was a ground breaking designer, the original Alexander McQueen perhaps, so it’s fascinating to read about her life and work. She was a contemporary of Coco Chanel, though her work contrasted with Chanel’s simple designs. Schiaparelli loved colours and prints and collaborated with many artists, particularly the surrealists. Apart from making her a visionary designer, it also means that this book makes gorgeous eye candy. In fact the first thing I did when I got hold of it is spend my train journey home looking at the pictures!

If you’re a lover of early 20th century fashion, then it’s always interesting to look at not only what the every day woman was wearing, but the high-end couture designers that inspired the styles. Schiaparelli is fashion as art at it’s very best, and it’s astonishing how contemporary some of her more “shocking” designs still look even 80 years later.

If you’d like to get your mitts on the book then you can buy it on Amazonfor ยฃ8.44 at the moment. Alternatively you can have a go at winning one of the 5 copies that Carlton PR (that link is to their twitter feed!) have kindly offered me to give away.

THE COMPETITION

I’m giving you lots of chances to get an entry, if you’re already doing one or more of these things then life is easy, just leave a comment to tell me! Each thing and EACH COMMENT is ONE ENTRY.

I pick a winning comment number using a random number generator to win so if you do all 5 of these things and only leave one comment, you’ll only get one entry, and that’s your own fault for not reading the entry requirements properly!

Of course, if you only want one chance to win then you only have to do one of them. The choice is yours. Sorry for the hoops, I tend to hope it means the prizes are more likely to go to regular readers who already do most of this stuff!

So……

THEN LEAVE A COMMENT TO SAY YOU’VE DONE IT!

Remember, you don’t have to do them all, one will do. But more things = more winning chances

The competition is open for 2 weeks, and then I will randomly pick 5 lucky winners

 The Schiaparelli Book Giveaway will end at midnight on 4th May 2012
 The winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond with delivery details
 before a new winner will be drawn
 Winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries
 The editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
 The competition is open Internationally
144 Responses
  • Lena
    April 20, 2012

    Oh me please! I love Elsa, her Dali lobster dress is one of my all time favourites.
    (I already like you Carlton and the Sauces on FB and Twitter).
    x

  • Molly Louise
    April 20, 2012

    Lovely! I’m already liking The Historical Sauces on Facebook

  • Molly Louise
    April 20, 2012

    and Retro Chick on Facebook x

  • Molly Louise
    April 20, 2012

    now following CarltonPR on Twitter (@msmollylouise)

  • Louise
    April 20, 2012

    I already follow Retro Chick on twitter, I’m @princesspru10

  • Molly Louise
    April 20, 2012

    following Historical Sauces on Twitter

  • Louise
    April 20, 2012

    I’m now following Historical Sauces on twitter, I’m @princesspru10

  • Molly Louise
    April 20, 2012

    and already following Retro Chick on Twitter. And that concludes my entries ๐Ÿ™‚ fingers crossed, and good luck everyone x

  • Louise
    April 20, 2012

    I’m now following Carlton Pr on twitter, I’m Princesspru10

  • Rachel
    April 20, 2012

    I’ve done all 5, Hope I win!

  • Rachel
    April 20, 2012

    was already following carlton books- they are awesome

  • Kate Collison
    April 20, 2012

    Sauces and Retro Chick all followed and liked! Carlton followed. Her ‘skeleton’ dress made in collaboration with Dali is one of the most fantastic things I’ve been fortunate enough to clap eyes on.

  • Perdita
    April 20, 2012

    OOOH I heart her. I even studied her at uni when I did surrealism and performative behaviour (I focused on the blurs between costume and statement fashion, especially with ‘tribes’ or artistic movements where one’s everyday clothing makes a significant statement. Like me, but my statement is “I like charity shops and have the aesthetic sensibilities of a 1980s 7 year old”).

    For my entries (1) I follow Historical Sauces on Facebook (both my blog page and real self). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Perdita
    April 20, 2012

    2) I follow Retrochick on facebook.

  • Perdita
    April 20, 2012

    I follow Historical Sauces on Twitter.

  • Lieke
    April 20, 2012

    What a great giveaway! I love the Schiaparelli designs! So, this is the first of five entries: I like The Historical Sauces on Facebook!

  • Lieke
    April 20, 2012

    I like Retro Chick on Facebook (don’t know why I didn’t before!).

  • Lieke
    April 20, 2012

    I now follow CarltonPR on Twitter! I’m @liekewouters

  • Lieke
    April 20, 2012

    I follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter!

  • Lieke
    April 20, 2012

    And last but not least: I follow you on Twitter as well!

  • Perdita
    April 20, 2012

    I now follow Carlton books on twitter (apols if this is a duplicate- web being iffy).

  • Perdita
    April 20, 2012

    …and of course I follow you. And tweet you much silliness about frocks, beer and other important matters. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maya
    April 20, 2012

    Follow Retro Chick on Twitter
    @maisietoo

  • Maya
    April 20, 2012

    Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter
    @maisietoo

  • Maya
    April 20, 2012

    Follow CarltonPR on Twitter
    @maisietoo

  • Maya
    April 20, 2012

    Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook as Maya Russell

  • Maya
    April 20, 2012

    Like Retro Chick on Facebook as Maya Russell

  • Sarah Horlock
    April 20, 2012

    Already liking Retro Chick on Facebook

  • Sarah Horlock
    April 20, 2012

    Already liking The Historical Sauces on Facebook

  • Sadie
    April 20, 2012

    Absolutely love Schiaparelli! Some of her dresses you just can’t believe they are 80 years old. I’m now following Retro Chick on twitter…

  • Sarah
    April 20, 2012

    I’ve done all 5! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle
    April 20, 2012

    Ooh lovely, I like Historical Sauces on FB…

  • Michelle
    April 20, 2012

    …and I like Retro Chick on FB.

  • Michelle
    April 20, 2012

    I also follow Historical Sauces on Twitter.

  • Michelle
    April 20, 2012

    …and Retro Chick on Twitter ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

    • Michelle
      April 20, 2012

      (I should say that I am @mabellemichelle)

  • Gemma
    April 20, 2012

    Already liking the Historical Sauces on Facebook x

  • Gemma
    April 20, 2012

    Already loving Retro Chick on facebook x

  • Jennifer Schofield
    April 20, 2012

    I’m following @CarltonbooksPR

    @Jenni000

  • Jennifer Schofield
    April 20, 2012

    I’m following @HistoricalSauce

    @Jenni000

  • Jennifer Schofield
    April 20, 2012

    I’m following @retrochick_uk

    @Jenni000

  • Joanne
    April 20, 2012

    I’ve followed your blog for ages. Now liked you on Facebook! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nikki hilton
    April 20, 2012

    done it! :0

  • claire woods
    April 20, 2012

    โ– Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook – DONE

  • claire woods
    April 20, 2012

    โ– Like Retro Chick on Facebook – DONE

  • claire woods
    April 20, 2012

    โ– Follow CarltonPR on Twitter – DONE

  • claire woods
    April 20, 2012

    โ– Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter – DONE

  • claire woods
    April 20, 2012

    โ– Follow Retro Chick on Twitter – DONE @clairew137

  • B Millinery
    April 20, 2012

    what a lovely giveaway, I’m already following retro chick on twitter

  • B Millinery
    April 20, 2012

    I like historical sources on facebook too.

  • B Millinery
    April 20, 2012

    though I have now followed there twitter too.

  • garconniere
    April 20, 2012

    i just wrote about how much i love schiaparelli on my blog! i already follow you on twitter, now simply adding facebook to the mix. here’s a link to my own favourite schiaparelli designs:

    http://alagarconniere.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/currently-designer-elsa-schiaparelli/

  • mary frances
    April 21, 2012

    hey i liked the sauces pages!

  • mary frances
    April 21, 2012

    and retrochicks!

  • luxiehoney
    April 21, 2012

    I follow you on Twitter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • luxiehoney
    April 21, 2012

    I also like Retro Chick on fb…

  • luxiehoney
    April 21, 2012

    as well as the Historical Sauces on fb! The book looks gorgeous x

  • Michelle Threefold
    April 21, 2012

    Woo hoo, I just liked Retro Chick on Facebook, as well as The Historical Sauces on Facebook – LOVE Schiaparelli!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cassie M
    April 21, 2012

    lovely book!just liked The Historical Sauces on Facebook !x

  • Intrinsically Florrie
    April 21, 2012

    I was already following your goodself on Facebook and Twitter but now I am doing 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5! ๐Ÿ™‚

    This book looks absolutely gorgeous and delightful. Good luck to everyone!

    Florrie x

  • Cassie M
    April 21, 2012

    lovely book!im following Retro Chick on Twitter ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Emily Jane
    April 21, 2012

    wowee thankyou for doing this competition! I’m super excited!

    I have done the following!

    * Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook
    * Like Retro Chick on Facebook
    * Follow CarltonPR on Twitter
    * Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter
    * Follow Retro Chick on Twitter

    Although I was already following Retro Chick prior to this as Ytothelime on twitter ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo

    xoxo

  • Wendy S
    April 21, 2012

    I already liked Retrochick on Facebook x

  • Wendy S
    April 21, 2012

    I already liked Historical Sauces on Facebook xx

  • Wendy S
    April 21, 2012

    I just followed Historical Sauces on Twitter x

  • Wendy S
    April 21, 2012

    I already follow Retrochick on Twitter x

  • Amy E.
    April 21, 2012

    I follow @retrochick on Twitter! ๐Ÿ™‚

    [email protected]

  • shwetha prem
    April 21, 2012

    Hi! I was already following Retro chuck. Am following all the rest as well! I do hope you pick me

  • FrรคuleinKitsch
    April 21, 2012

    Maybe I’m gonna be lucky – the book sounds awesome anyway!
    Oh, and I followed Retro Chick on Twitter (I’m completely new to that and unsure if it’s something for me to use, but we’ll see ;-))

  • Jenny Eyre
    April 21, 2012

    all done : )
    Fb – Jenz Ann Eyre
    Twitter – @gyrobier

  • Ruthanne
    April 23, 2012

    I have now added a FB like for Retro Chick.

  • Ruthanne
    April 23, 2012

    I also added a FB like for Historical Sauces.

  • Ruthanne
    April 23, 2012

    I was already following Retro Chick on twitter.

  • Ruthanne
    April 23, 2012

    I am now following Historical Sauces on twitter.

  • Rachel
    April 24, 2012

    i still really want to win this book – big Schiaparelli fan and the library book I have about her has to go back soon

  • Cynthia
    April 24, 2012

    I don’t have twitter and I don’t have Facebook…. ๐Ÿ™

  • Lyn
    April 25, 2012

    That dress really suits you Mrs, I must say.

    Here are my entries

    1) I already follow you on Twitter as Retro Chick

  • Lyn
    April 25, 2012

    2) I already Like you as Retro Chick and FB

  • Lyn
    April 25, 2012

    3) I already like thehistorical Sources on FB

  • Tessa
    April 25, 2012

    I Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook (Tessa Brown ) x

  • Tessa
    April 25, 2012

    I Like Retro Chick on Facebook (Tessa Brown ) x

  • Tessa
    April 25, 2012

    I Follow CarltonPR on Twitter (@talulabblogger) x

  • Tessa
    April 25, 2012

    I also Follow Retro Chick on Twitter xx

  • Laura Pritchard
    April 25, 2012

    Liked The Historical Sauce on Facebook.

  • Laura Pritchard
    April 25, 2012

    Liked Retro Chick on Facebook.

  • Laura Pritchard
    April 25, 2012

    Following Carlton PR on Twitter @Isis1981uk

  • Laura Pritchard
    April 25, 2012

    Following The Historical Sauces on Twitter @Isis1981uk

  • Laura Pritchard
    April 25, 2012

    Following Retro Chick on Twitter @Isis1981uk

  • Francesca Light-Wilson
    April 27, 2012

    I’ve liked ‘The Historical Sauces on Facebook

  • Francesca Light-Wilson
    April 27, 2012

    I’ve liked Retro Chick on Facebook

  • Francesca Light-Wilson
    April 27, 2012

    I’m following CarltonPR on Twitter as @LoveWinning

  • Francesca Light-Wilson
    April 27, 2012

    I’m following ‘Historical Sauces’ on Twitter as @LoveWinning

  • Francesca Light-Wilson
    April 27, 2012

    I’m following Retro Chick on Twitter as @LoveWinning

  • Natalie
    April 27, 2012

    Following everything! This looks like an amazing book, would love to read it! Great job on the blog, yours is one of the few that I read every single day!

  • Natalie
    April 27, 2012

    Following Historical Sauces on Facebook. Love it!x

  • Natalie
    April 27, 2012

    Following Carlton PR on Twitter

  • Natalie
    April 27, 2012

    Following Historical Sauces on Twitter!x

  • Natalie
    April 27, 2012

    Following Retro Chick on Twitter

  • Natalie
    April 27, 2012

    Already liked Retro Chick on Facebook!xx

  • Phyllis Ellett
    April 28, 2012

    Great prize,

    Already like The Historical Sauces on FB with ID Phyllis Ellett

  • Phyllis Ellett
    April 28, 2012

    Already like Retro Chick on FB with ID Phyllis Ellett

  • Phyllis Ellett
    April 28, 2012

    Following The PR team on twitter with @phyllgerry

  • Phyllis Ellett
    April 28, 2012

    Following Historical Sauces on twitter with @phyllgerry

  • Phyllis Ellett
    April 28, 2012

    Following Retro Chick on twitter with @phyllgerry

  • Andrea peace
    April 29, 2012

    Liked retro chick and historical sauces on facebook – book looks interesting, fingers crossed.

  • Samantha
    May 2, 2012

    I’ve liked Retro Chick on Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SARA
    May 2, 2012

    Liking The Historical Sauces on Facebook

  • SARA
    May 2, 2012

    liking retro chick on facebook

  • SARA
    May 2, 2012

    following carlton pr on twitter

  • SARA
    May 2, 2012

    following historical sauces on twitter

  • SARA
    May 2, 2012

    following retro chick on twitter

  • Christina Michael
    May 3, 2012

    Have liked you and Retro Chick on Facebook

  • Sheri Darby
    May 3, 2012

    Like the Historical Sauces

  • Sheri Darby
    May 3, 2012

    Like Retro Chick

  • Sheri Darby
    May 3, 2012

    I’m following CarltonPR

  • Sheri Darby
    May 3, 2012

    I’m following The Historical Sauces

  • Sheri Darby
    May 3, 2012

    I’m following the Retro Chick

  • Janine Atkin
    May 3, 2012

    like historical sauces on facebook

  • Janine Atkin
    May 3, 2012

    liking retro chick on facebook

  • Janine Atkin
    May 3, 2012

    following carltonpr on twitter
    @zeniebeenie

  • Janine Atkin
    May 3, 2012

    following historical sauces on twitter
    @zeniebeenie

  • Janine Atkin
    May 3, 2012

    following retro chick on twitter
    @zeniebeenie

  • Hayley Morris Todd
    May 4, 2012

    I would absolutely love this book!! I like / follow The Historical Sauces on facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hayley Morris Todd
    May 4, 2012

    I like / follow Retro Chick on facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hayley Morris Todd
    May 4, 2012

    I follow Carlton PR on Twitter as @solarsangel

  • Hayley Morris Todd
    May 4, 2012

    I follow Historical Sauces on Twitter as @solarsangel xx

  • Hayley Morris Todd
    May 4, 2012

    I follow Retro Chick on Twitter ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Gemma winfield
    May 4, 2012

    Liked historical sauces on fb x

  • Gemma winfield
    May 4, 2012

    Liked retro chick on fb

  • Gemma winfield
    May 4, 2012

    Following Carlton PR on twitter x

  • Gemma winfield
    May 4, 2012

    Following the historical sauces on twitter

  • Gemma winfield
    May 4, 2012

    Following retro chick on twitter

  • JOHN MEAD
    May 4, 2012

    ALL liked and followed! I am @johnmadmead on twitter

  • Anushka
    May 4, 2012

    I have liked Retro Chick on Facebook

  • Anushka
    May 4, 2012

    I have also liked Historical Sauces on Facebook

  • Becky Downey
    May 4, 2012

    Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook
    done

  • Becky Downey
    May 4, 2012

    Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook
    Like Retro Chick on Facebook done
    Follow CarltonPR on Twitter
    Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter
    Follow Retro Chick on Twitter

  • Becky Downey
    May 4, 2012

    Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook
    Like Retro Chick on Facebook
    Follow CarltonPR on Twitter done
    Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter
    Follow Retro Chick on Twitter

  • Becky Downey
    May 4, 2012

    Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook
    Like Retro Chick on Facebook
    Follow CarltonPR on Twitter
    Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter done
    Follow Retro Chick on Twitter

  • Becky Downey
    May 4, 2012

    Like The Historical Sauces on Facebook
    Like Retro Chick on Facebook
    Follow CarltonPR on Twitter
    Follow The Historical Sauces on Twitter
    Follow Retro Chick on Twitter done

  • Anne Murphy
    May 4, 2012

    Hello, am following retrochick on twitter.

  • Anne Murphy
    May 4, 2012

    And liking the Historical Sauces….

  • Anne Murphy
    May 4, 2012

    And following the Sauces on twitter…

  • Anne Murphy
    May 4, 2012

    And following Carlton PR.