Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1950s Fashion Print.

Was nearby my most favourite bookshop the other day and couldn't resist popping in and adding another ten books to my wishlist. Every where I turned was another title to drool over (not counting Boganomics which, while making the list, was an exception for not being in the Art and Design section). If I had to choose just ONE of those books for my family to get me for Christmas (and I do, since we're on a the "Life's Not Just One Big Bookshelf" budget) it would be 1950s Fashion Print by Marnie Fogg. In addition to the beautiful quality of the prints and literal feast of mid century textile design  the cover is cloth bound. Do I need to say more????

Oh, I forgot to mention Marnie Fogg's campanion book to this (just in case some rich relative secretly finds my blog entertaining and is loitering here) Fashion Illustration 1930s to 1970s. It's cloth bound too. Like I say, just in case....


  1. You know I'm not a follower of fashion but cloth bound books - oh my!! love them so very much. You know I would buy it for you but that would deprive someone else from that pleasure...

    It was Ros's house and it is so very nice - you would completely love their dressing room and the kitchen - two big walk in pantries. all very cool.

    good luck with assessment, you know they are just torturing you. xx

  2. OMG! Must have. In love, totally and absolutely :)
    Thanks for posting about these Jo. Kx

  3. Nothing like giving the family a little hint. Hope they are paying attention!!

  4. Love the prints. They would go well with our 60's house. We are missing our old neighbours (but not landlord!).

  5. Oh WOW!! I thought of Kylie (3 sheets) when I first saw this. glad she saw and was the second to comment on such wonderful books

  6. oh these are FAB! love the whole cloth bound thing. and beautiful colours. Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend lovely. x