The Biba Experience

April 22, 2011 1 Comment

One of my biggest retail obsession is Biba. I truly don’t think there has been such a distinct lifestyle brand before or after they folded in 1975. I love how Biba merged the 70’s aesthetic with retro influences from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s…

The cut of women’s clothes

June 1, 2010 5 Comments

I recently picked up the book The cut of women’s clothes 1600-1930 by Norah Waugh from the library. It’s a total pattern geek/history buff read, packed full with pattern diagrams raging from the 1600’s to the 1920’s and also contains pretty through introductions to the styles,…