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Book Review – Style Me Vintage Look Book

October 18, 2012

I’m a big fan of the Style Me Vintage series. The books cover all elements of vintage style including fashion, hair and make-up. The collection is soon to expand with the addition of a vintage tea party book and a vintage wedding book.

I was lucky enough to get sent the gorgeous Style Me Vintage Look Book to review this week. The book is a compilation of the first three books in the series and includes Naomi Thompson’s fashion book, Belinda Hay’s hair book and Katie Reynold’s make-up book. So if your new to vintage style or just want to brush up on your knowledge then this is the book for you. Even if you know nothing of vintage by the time you’ve finished this you should be able to shop and style vintage outfits and create an authentic look.

I really enjoyed looking through the book, which is easy to read and has just the right amount of information. The hair and make-up tutorials are well illustrated and give simple clear instructions, making some of the more complicated vintage styles easier to achieve. The guide to buying vintage is useful and has all the key things to look out for.

I like the variety of styles and era’s covered in the book from the 1920s to the 1980s, there is a vintage look for every girl here and lot’s of inspiration to get creative with your style. For anyone whose scared to go for a vintage look this is a good book as it shows how easily you can go from girl next door to rivalling the likes of Rita, Marilyn and Audrey!

The writers all have vast experience in the vintage industry and I had heard of them all before through my work and interest in vintage.

Naomi Thompson is a stylist and personal shopper specializing in vintage fashion. She has been featured in the pages of Vogue, Sunday Times Style and Cosmopolitan amongst others, she is recognised as the Uk’s premier vintage personal shopper.

Belinda Hay learned vintage styling techniques in New Zealand and has worked for over 7 years in some of London’s top hairdressing salons. In 2009 she opened her own vintage and contemporary salon, The Painted Lady, in Shoreditch.

Katie Reynolds has been a hair and make-up artist for over 12 years, working in film, TV, music, commercials and fashion. She founded The Powderpuff Girls in 2005 – a unique team of beauty professionals who provide a pampering service.

I know I’ll be using this book loads as I love the vintage hairstyles and cant wait to recreate them! This is the kind of book you just won’s stop digging into and I would suggest keeping it on your dressing table at all times!

You’ll love this book if… your new to vintage and want to incorporate subtle elements of retro glamour into your day-to-day wardrobe, or you love vintage but don’t really know where to start. This book is also perfect for those wanting to achieve iconic vintage looks.

The book is available to buy from Amazon here

Published by Pavillion

Look out for future posts where I will be trying some of the make-up and hairstyles from the book.

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