Imagine with me for a minute…. you have a Grandmother who owns a priceless vintage clothing collection and she has just passed it on to you. Suddenly boxes are arriving on your doorstep every day like Christmas and you are opening up treasured gorgeous dresses from different periods, 1790 – 1995… dresses that will make you drool. And then imagine among the Dior and Chanel, there is a book – a book that tells the story of each dress…. and the book itself is almost a bigger treasure.
Now – you don’t have to imagine. What I just described – is this book. THIS BOOK. Author Charlotte Smith did inherit these dresses and the book, and this book is the stories that Charlotte discovered about the dresses. In this beautiful hard cover and oddly heavy book (which seems appropriate for what is between the covers) are pictures of dresses and with each picture…
is a story…
For the record, I am not a girly girl. I prefer jeans and t shirts, to dresses and skirts. I would rather be a part of a floor hockey team then go to a fancy dance…. but….
I can’t say that some of the dresses did not make me picture what it would be like to own such a beautiful piece. I poured over the pages and like a teenager does with a fashion magazine, I went through and picked out a few of my favorites.
I loved the stories behind the dresses. The parties, the heads that turned, the ones that got the guy – and kept him. Some of the dresses have been to ballrooms and danced with people who’s names you will recognize; others made their way to weddings, and travels…. and you wish that you could have gone with the dress.
This book is a keeper. A treasure that I will take off the shelf time and again.
Book Journey’s map has been updated to include Dreaming of Dior
Cover Story: Very eye catching and has a quality about it that you not only feel, but you can see before you ever pick the book up
I received this book from Simon and Schuster