Friday, 10 May 2013

The 1940’s Look by Mike Brown


This is a fascinating and interesting book about everything to do with the 1940’s look. It covers what people were wearing fashion wise, during the Second World War. Some of the topics covered are hair, make-up, ladies/men’s and children’s fashions, jewellery, shoes, glasses and much more. In the time of ‘Make Do and Mend’ we find out what people were buying and how they bought it. The advice they were given in a time of shortages caused by the War and the impact of rationing.

This book is just brilliant, very well researched and there are some fantastic illustrations and photographs to accompany the information. The information is presented in a bright lively way, which makes the book an enjoyable read.  So if you would like to have a nostalgic look back at the 1940’s. If you are a fan of vintage fashion and are looking to recreate the look of the 1940’s or if you are like me and just have a huge interest in history and learning about the simple everyday things, that you wish they had taught in history at school, to make the lessons much more interesting!

I really enjoyed this bright and colourful book and I learnt a lot from reading it. I will very much look forward to reading more books by author Mike Brown.

Mike Brown is an authority on the Home Front during the Second World War, and is the author of several books, including A Child’s War, Put that Light Out, and is co-author of The Ration Book Diet and the Wartime House.

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