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100 years of Fashion Illustration, featuring designs by Grayson Perry

I went to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy last week and basked in the colours of Grayson Perry’s ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’. Grayson Perry has now joined  Danny Dorling and ‘The Gentle Author’ of ‘Spitalfields Life’  as … Continue reading

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Logi Southby: nice name for the ‘Fashion Editress’ at the Daily Mail

The White Dragon, beautifully published in 1934 by the Griffon Press of Soho Sqaure, was written and illustrated by Logi Southby who, after initial training at Art College,  went on to work as a fashion artist and then fashion editor … Continue reading

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The Barack and Michelle Obama Paper Doll and Cut-Out Book by John Boswell

I know you can get ‘Paper dolls for kids’ for free on the internet, with a huge range of outfits and accessories, but I’m sure you’ll agree that ours are superior. The dolls are printed on high grade glossy card and the outfits include … Continue reading

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Fifty Dresses that Changed the World published by the Design Museum

I love this book for the design of its cover and the ridiculous hyperbole of its title. It’s not a glossy volume, but the photos are lovely. The book introduces and illustrates the work of key designers from Mariano Fortuny‘s … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the Sleeve 1825-1840 by Naomi Tarrant

This slim paperback presents British fashion as it developed between 1825 to 1840. Personally I find it amazing that anyone can acquire so much specialist knowledge that they  write interestingly about the  changing shape of women’s sleeves over a 15 … Continue reading

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