I know, I know, I'm obsessed! Here is another Biba related video, from the 50th anniversary of Biba, back in 2014. So much fun! I love Barbara and could listen to her talk and tell stories about Biba all day long (From A to Biba is much the same, full of wonderful stories, such an … Continue reading Bath in Fashion Celebrates 50 Years of Biba!
This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Virginie Henzen of Berlin based Tilda Knopf! Virginie is an unbelievably talented fashion designer and makes stunning luxury dresses inspired by the Roaring Twenties that are absolutely to die for! I can't wait for you all to learn more about her amazing work! Tell … Continue reading Interview with Virginie of Tilda Knopf
This week I have the huge pleasure of interviewing the lovely and incredibly talented Samantha of fortyvenus, a graphic and fabric designer! Sam's designs are absolutely gorgeous and I'm dying to get my hands on her amazing fabric - quite a suitable response, given they are inspired by the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie … Continue reading Interview with Samantha of fortyvenus!
As you may know (since I won't shut up about it), I've been in the planning stages of making an Art Deco inspired dress as part of a two part project for my birthday coming up in August. I love the style of a lot of dresses from the 1920's and 1930's - the interesting … Continue reading Some of my 1920’s-1930’s Art Deco Dress Inspiration
If I had a TARDIS or other method of time travel and could go back in time, one of the many eras I would go back to would have to be the 1970's, and I would plant myself right in the middle of Big Biba and live there for awhile. No kidding. I would also … Continue reading A Tribute to My Favourite Fashion Designer: Barbara Hulanicki of Biba
Sometimes you see something that inspires you so much that your mind just starts racing with ideas. You see something like this: Or this: Or any of the other amazing fabric prints by Forty Venus, for that matter... And your mind starts flooding with images of 1920's and 30's Art Deco dresses, which makes you … Continue reading Art Deco Dress/Outfit Inspiration/Obsession
Today I am thrilled to be interviewing the lovely Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker. Irma is an extremely talented seamstress and her 1930's and 1940's inspired dresses are absolutely amazing. It was so much fun getting to know her and learn more about her work! I hope you all enjoy this interview, and that you … Continue reading Interview With Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker
I promised my friend Jennifer that I would post some photos from another Art Deco book that I bought back in May, so here we are, with a promise kept! This book is absolutely beautiful, boasting over 100 illustrations (19 in full colour) in it's scant 96 pages. Other than the roughly 11 page introduction … Continue reading Art Deco Posters and Graphics by Jean Delhaye, 1977
I bought this lovely book on Art Deco fashion illustration, published in 1976, last month while out and about with my sisters, and it is just so gorgeous I had to share it! From the inside dust jacket: 'Even for the most jaded eyes, the collections of 1911 must have been a dazzling spectacle. After … Continue reading The Golden Age of Style: Art Deco Fashion Illustration, by Julian Robinson