Do you browse through vintage or retro clothes at flea markets and wish you had
the knack to breathe new life into the dated frocks, skirts and smocks?
Whether you've been trotting out in vintage forever, or you've come late to the vintage trend, quality vintage pieces are a modern staple of every woman's wardrobe for their unique beauty and flair. But how do you find the best vintage pieces, or know them when you see them? And how can you customise and wear them, without looking dated?
Crafter, fashionista and vintage vixen Kelly Doust delves through her wardrobe and scours flea markets far and wide to bring together a fabulous collection of delectable vintage finds.This is not just a book about loving vintage fashion: it's about seeing the wonderful possibilities for updating all old clothes, and how to look fabulous doing so, no matter what your age, location or budget.
"Kelly Doust is a girl after my own heart, reinventing vintage finds to suit her personal style. Her book is a vintage vixen's guidebook for the chic: just read, shop, recreate, and repeat. Her finds are exquisite and her reinvention tricks are inspiring and achievable for even the newest vintage shopper among us. You can't help but get inspired by her vintage acumen." - Janie Bryant, costume designer of Mad Men
"Kelly Doust introduces readers to her wonderful world of reviving and customising vintage pieces, while bringing a modern and unique twist to wearing vintage clothes." - Dita Von Teese
About the Author
Kelly Doust is the bestselling author of The Crafty Minx, The Crafty Kid andA Life in Frocks. She has been scouring flea markets and charity stores for vintage fashion, fabric and homewares from her early teens, andmaking and reinventing things in her own trialand-error way since she was a girl. Kelly appears as a regular craft expert on television shows such as Sunrise, The Morning Show and Mornings with Kerri-Anne. With a career spanning book publishing, public relations and freelance writing in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, Kelly currently writes for Vogue and Australian Women's Weekly, and is working on her fifth book.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 21.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 1