Tuesday, June 22, 2010
✂-Designer's Tip of The Day- Great Book!
Dreaming of Dior by Charlotte Smith
Illustrations by Grant Cowen
From the cover-
"Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home.
Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior to and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress.
But when she unearthed her godmother's book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn't merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women's lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic......"
This book is a great source of inspiration! The stories are fascinating and so personal, a brief trip back in time and the art of the Dress.