>Clotheshorse or Beauty?

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Since it was so much fun yesterday to post some from the book “Designing Women”, I decided to continue today with the first chapter of the book. I do admit my favorite part is the amusing illustrations that are provided to illustrate points! I have put this chapter in a PDF, since it would take up a bit of space here on the blog to just post photos. Please let me know if the link doesn’t work, and what you find interesting about this article!

4 Comments on >Clotheshorse or Beauty?

  1. Fleur de Guerre
    September 4, 2009 at 8:48 pm (8 years ago)

    >How fabulous! I just did a talk on vintage fashion and etiquette, but mostly drawn on experience and common sense – I really want to do more research on real vintage books. I want to do something mentioning Fashion is Spinach too!

  2. Jeanette
    September 4, 2009 at 9:58 pm (8 years ago)

    >Old etiquette books are lovely and your blog is spectacular! I've always been a great admirer of vintage and fashion history and this blog is a true visual feast :-)However, have you considered the copyrights and the author's rights of this book? I don't want to see you get in trouble for publishing anything on this blog.

  3. Wearing History
    September 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm (8 years ago)

    >Thanks, gals! Fleur, this book is so darn cute! I haven't yet read "Fashion is Spinach", but it's on my to-read list, especially since it's available for free from Goggle books now.Jeanette, thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog! All the things I post are copyright free as far as I can tell. I did look up the book before I posted it, just in case, and couldn't find a copyright renewal.That said, if anyone reading this blog is the owner of things I posted on here and I was mistaken on the expiration of copyright, please let me know and I'll take it down as soon as possible :)

  4. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
    September 5, 2009 at 12:56 am (8 years ago)

    >delightful read! i rather like the pouter pigeon and ant eater looks, actually. oops? lol. i didn't know about the underlying difference behind why the americans and europeans dressed the way they did. and, this temperament factor: valid point, come to think of it. but is temperament and character too far from each other? like, for me, i can't do glam even if i wish i can, and if it suits me visually. it takes a lot out of me to wear killer heels. i'd go for easy elegance anytime. nothing too obvious, please. i won't dress glam to please men. i'd rather please myself first. what can you make of these? pardon the long post. sometimes i can't find the words and when i do, i'm not sure if i'm being understood right. thanks for sharing the extract!