Wednesday

my vintage book collection: The Twenties in Vogue

When my costume design teacher sold most of her books last year.. I was there to buy her treasures (I was beyond excited!!). Among her collection was this lovely book which has taught me oh SO much about the 1920's. I love it!
I'm embroidering bow ties tonight! So excited to show you my progress! They will be done on July 20th! I am making plans with my amazing photographer, Nathan Adhikari, soon to do the photoshoot with models! Eeeps!
love, polly :)

11 comments:

Eleni said...

I love that Vogue used to contain so many illustrations. Woldn't it be amazing if they commissioned some current designers/artists to do some illustrations now?

LolaDee said...

Excited to see you bowtie photoshoot! :)

LolaDee XO
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gracey said...

wow, the old vogue looks like a collectors item!

Lauren Hairston said...

Our public library has a copy of The Thirties in Vogue and it's fabulous. I haven't seen a copy of The Twenties, though, so I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it. I adore books like that! Great find!

whitemaskgirl said...

I really adore those illustrations. How beautiful!

HazelandMare said...

That book looks so cool! I love the illustrations- I think 1920s fashion is so interesting and beautiful. I will have to check my library for this copy! I would love to get some design ideas that are more realistic and less costumey :)

Your blog is so adorable and you are so talented! Excited to read more!

my best friend jules said...

Oooh! I love this book :) I should've had this as a source of inspiration for our 20s summer party! I absolutely love 20s fashion - so chic! xxx mervi

jess said...

That book looks so awesome. The illustrations are great.

ilsteviewonder said...

ahh love it! amazing cant wait to see the bow ties :D

Jul said...

I also love the '20...such an amazing and inspiring era! Loved these pictures <3

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kristine [kristine. or polly.] said...

Ahh, came here from a comment you left on my blog, I absolutely adore you and your style. Yay for Polly's! (Except you are a REAL Polly, and I am a nicknamed Polly... I hope that's okay with you!) Yes, let's definitely be friends!