A fascinating, highly entertaining story of one woman's adventures in vintage clothing ALLIGATORS, OLD MINK a NEW MONEY is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations. Narrated by a former fashion model who now runs a Brooklyn vintage clothes and accessories store, this is not only the story of one woman's life in fashion, but a wonderfully entertaining guide for anyone seeking out vintage finds to add to their wardrobe. Marrying two of our most popular pastimes - shopping and reading - Alison Houtte examines everything from pre-War ball gowns to Seventies glitz, from designer labels to fun accessories. Whether talking about her grandmother's navy blue slip or a creamy white forties alligator purse, Houtte knows that every article of vintage clothing has a story behind it.In general, I dona#39;t recommend putting expensive prescription lenses in old eyewear unless the frames are metalaand there are great ... Make sure a zipper works, unless youa#39;re very handy with a sewing machine or the item is so fantastic, and reasonably priced, that ... at a great suit or coat, consider shopping for a new set of buttons; look for specialty fabric stores that may sell new and/or old buttons.
|Title||:||Alligators, Old Mink & New Money|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2008-09-18|