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Books I Like: Biographies of Creative Women

I haven’t been posting as much fashion stuff lately because I haven’t been all that excited by it, to tell you the truth. It might be just a case of overexposure—seeing the same things on Pinterest and Instagram posted over and over again—but right now most things are looking the same to me, and not […]

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Books I Like: The Long Goodbye

I’m not sure why it took me this long to pick up a Raymond Chandler novel, but now that I’ve started I can’t stop. I’ve read three so far: The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and Farewell, My Lovely. I’d already seen film adaptations of them first, and maybe that’s why it took me so […]

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Books I like: A Time To Be Born

I first learned about Dawn Powell and her novel A Time To Be Born almost by accident. I was reading an introduction to Elaine Dundy’s The Dud Avocado, and the introduction’s author talked up Elaine Dundy, but saved her best words for Dundy’s American contemporary, the underrated Dawn Powell. The introduction didn’t make me all […]

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Inspiration: 1930s Seeberger Style

How this book passed me by until now is beyond me.  It came out in 2007, back when my obsession with the 1930s was still going strong.  Back then I was knitting up sweaters from ’30s patterns with tiny, carpal tunnel-inducing gauges while watching Busby Berkeley movies for fashion inspiration. I liked the cute stuff […]

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