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Iam a German 40s/50s/60s Pin up Girl, Retro Addict and Weirdo. I love make up, to craft, do photoshootings and collect vintage clothes/ lingerie. In my blog you can read all about it, mashed up with my thoughts about fashion/styling.

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Mittwoch, 4. April 2007

Some book Reviews

Hi everyone!

Today I talk a bit about books since I´m a big collector of books on Vintage Wear and Pin ups. My collection of Pin up books is so big you´d think I´m a bachelor in a Space Age apartment drinking Martinis. (Talking about Bachelors - check out www.javasbachelorpad.com - I hope to be someday famous enough to be featured in his "Modern Femme Fatale"-Archives)

Anyway, I here are some of my favourites:

Fashion:
http://www.amazon.de/Vintage-Fashions-1920s-1940s-Kristina-Harris/dp/0887409865/ref=sr_1_2/302-6140263-7753625?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=1175666748&sr=1-2

Review: The photos are good photographed so you can see detailings and there are some close ups on the embroidery and such. Buuuuut... Don´t expect the models to be totally authentic styled though. Well, you can´t have everything I guess ;-)

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_/302-6140263-7753625?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Denglish-books&field-keywords=Everyday+Fashions

Review: The whole "Every Day Fashions" Book-range by Dover Publications is a absolute treat! It features Catalogue-pictures from Sears for every decade and if you just can´t get enough you better get those, too:

http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/302-6140263-7753625

I have the late 40s one, but Iam dying to get the rest of them, too especially since I didn´t find one page that was in the Every Day Fashions book, too so it´s really worth to invest in both ranges!

For Pin up Lovers:
http://www.amazon.de/Bernard-Hollywood-Ultimate-Pin-up-Jumbo/dp/3822862177/ref=sr_1_18/302-6140263-7753625?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175668875&sr=8-18

Review: A total absolute threat!!! There was also a Book by good ol´Bernard named "Guide to pin up Photography" that I highly recommend to Photographers and models that are getting started. It´s not available on amazon but sometimes shows up on ebay. In it he shows photos and how the light was set in a sketch. Really interesting!!!

http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/302-6140263-7753625?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-de&field-author=Dian%20Hanson

Review: I own Volume 1-2 and it is very interesting to read about the history and everything familar to pin up magazines. It is also full packed with pictures and very heavy (I guess 1-2 kg at least!)

http://www.amazon.de/Pin-up-Girls-Klotz-Burkhard-Riemscneider/dp/3822820946/ref=sr_1_1/302-6140263-7753625?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175669449&sr=1-1

Review: My very first Pin up book... It started my whole fascination for the subject. Unfortunetly some of the beautifull covers are twice in it. Nethertheless it´s a minority.

http://www.amazon.de/Great-American-Pin-Up-Midi/dp/3822817015/ref=sr_1_24/302-6140263-7753625?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175671449&sr=1-24

Review: Elvgren, Vargas, Dribben... you name a pin up artist... and you can be 99% sure he or she is in this book! It´s great to pick some favourites and to find out whose works you like the most. Highly recommended for starters.

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