Monday, 3 December 2012

Style Me Vintage: Clothes. A Giveaway: Now Closed!

One of my favourite purchases this year has been Style Me Vintage: Clothes by Naomi Thompson, I have loved flicking through it on a gloomier day to cheer myself while sipping a cup of tea. The photography is beautiful and the tips on sourcing, dating and what to avoid when hunting for vintage clothes are so helpfully written. The highlight for me though, is the breakdown of each sartorial decade from the 1920s to the 1980s - the key shapes and silhouettes, the way the fashion of the decade was shaped by its popular culture and hints for putting together an authentic look. There are even some familiar faces inside like the beautiful Fleur De Guerre from Diary of a Vintage Girl. Besides which, it is such a pretty book in itself that it looks lovely on my coffee table!


I have one fabulous copy (complete with that brilliant new-book smell) to give away to a lucky reader of Beautiful Clutter. A not-so-Christmassy Christmas giveaway you could say! To be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous tome you must be a follower of my blog via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave a comment below telling me which decade is your favourite when it comes to vintage fashion inspiration, make sure to leave an email address so that I can get in touch if you win! You can also tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry, just leave a separate comment telling me that you have. I'll pick a winner at random one week from today, so Monday 10th December, best of luck clutterbugs! 

63 comments:

  1. I love the fashions of the 40s. They may not be the most glamorous, but because of shortages, women had to "make do and mend" with wonderfully inventive results! I would love to win this book.
    Liz @ Shortbread and Ginger

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  2. The 80s is my fashion decade of choice. Only joking, the 20s. Flapper dresses are fabulous! My email is nykie @ another.com if I win (fingers crossed!)

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  3. Love this! My favourite fashion would be from the twenties- I love the flapper style dresses, the headpieces and the general fashion from then :)
    Daniella x

    atgnwt@hotmail.co.uk
    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This book looks wonderful :) my favourite has to be the 40's, love the hair, clothes everything!

    Bee happy x

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  5. What a lovely giveaway Jem! I would pick the 40s I think, I've always been fascinated with war time fashion, there's something glam about it even though people were making do and mending at every corner..
    xxx

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  6. My favourite has to be the 50s - circle skirts and sweet pastel prints have me dreaming of a picnic in the countryside on a hazy summer's afternoon, home-made lemonade and a portable record player in hand! This book looks amazing!! darlingandlovely@yahoo.com (I follow you on bloglovin just with a different e-mail just incase that matters..)

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  7. I love the 20s and the 40s. I watched war time farm and was left wanting to wear victory rolls in my hair :)

    Lovely giveaway missy :) I follow you on bloglovin :)

    Jen | sunny sweet pea

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  8. I love everything vintage but it was the 1930's in particular which got me into collecting. I use to, and still do spend hours watching films from that decade - Gone with the Wind and all the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films - i'd of love to have been around seeing those films for the first time and see what Detroit was like back then - it was one of the best and largest era for the city!

    lo_ts@ymail.com

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  9. I'm following via bloglovin. My favourite decade is the 40s- I love the cut of the dresses! Evespikey[at]gmail.com

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  10. Hello, Naomi here. I don't normally comment on blogs (I don't know why, but I just don't) but I wanted to say 'thank you' for hosting the competition. A friend sent me a link and its made me very happy. ALSO the comp ends on my birthday! Good luck everyone, love Naomi x

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  11. Wow...tags such a beautiful book! Love to own one. My favourite style decade would be the 80's. From clothing to accessories, I adore the style they carried.
    Angel.shahed@gmail.com
    Fatzee.blogspot.com

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  12. Great giveaway, the book looks lovely. I've been loving the 20's lately, I was supposed to go to a prohibition party last week but unfortunately we couldn't make it.......gutted! Please enter me cheapkicksblog(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank you xxx

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  13. This is a strange choice but I really like the fashion from the 60's.
    meganwilliams97@hotmail.co.uk xxx

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  14. You were right, I love this giveaway! Such a beautiful cover, I can imagine it's one of those you forever find yourself referring back to again and again. There is nothing far more glorious than vintage clothing and dreaming about pieces from time gone by. My favourite era is forever the 60’s, I love the hippy movement and darling Twiggy xxx

    abailey_89@hotmail.com xxx

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  15. It is always the 1920's, the heavy beading, it was the era that women really came into their own following their wartime emancipation and it showed! There's nothing better than the Charleston and prohibition liqueur from teacups! An era I love so much that I had a Gatsby themed 21st birthday in a bell tent :)

    Fantastic giveaway

    henrylisette@googlemail.com
    xoxo

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  16. I love the 40s and 50s. The beautiful cut of the clothes in the 40s and the fun of the 50s style. I am a follower already. vintagejane1@yahoo.co.uk / www.vintage-jane.blogspot.com

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  17. My favourite era is definitely the 40's, I just love everything about it, especially the cut and shapes of all the clothes :)
    x

    amysapphirephotography@gmail.com

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  19. I follow you on bloglovin, my favourtie era has to be the 20's!

    Hannah
    x
    daintyandivory.blogspot.com/karim_hannah@live.co.uk

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  20. Just has to be the 50s. The polka dots, the glamour, the hour glass figures, swishy skirts and under skirts and not to mention the animal print :)

    A xx

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  21. I love the 20's, all the glamorous flapper dresses, headdresses, sequins and embellishments, so beautiful!
    Eleanor x

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  22. I love the 40s - the victory roll, the seamed tights, red lips and tea dresses are just devine. Last year there was a night in Bristol called Blitzmas and it was so much fun - jazz, swing music and 40s makeovers - fingers crossed there'll be another event like it this year! x

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  23. A lot of decades have some amazing things! But overall I think the 50s, the clothes were perfect, but the interior design was amazing as well<3

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com/

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  24. I tweeted: b_e_nightowl

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Hard!

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  25. I follow via Bloglovin and my favourite decade is the 50's. I love the hourglass silhouette :) x

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  26. oops, forgot to leave my email! diane[at]zakonline[dot]co[dot]uk :)

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  27. I've been longing for this book! My favorite clothes inspiration is the 50's, I just love the big skirts that hide my thighs!

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  28. I'm following you on GFC and my favorite decade for clothes is from 1900-1910, the oughts (sp?)!

    elsbethvonthurn@gmail.com

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  29. It' the 20s and 30s for me -I reckon I was born 60 years too late!

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  30. Hi Jem, please don't put my name down for the book (even though it's a lovely one. I borrowed it from the library so I can vouch for it) it would cost far too much money to send it here to Aus.
    I can find something to love about most eras - fashion and interior wise. Right now though, I am loving the 70's.
    I hope you are well and happy, happy, HAPPY!

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  32. I love the 1970's, "my" era. We had so much fun dressing then (probably looked quite hideous) but nobody took themselves seriously, it was fashion pushed to the extremes. It truly was an anything goes era, one day you could be glamorous in Ossie Clarke crepe or a little Biba number, then you'd be in loon pants or pedal pushers with diamante brooches on the turn-ups, brooches in the shape of lollipops or ice cream cones, towering platform shoes. Fantastic! denisemartin1953@hotmail.com

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  33. I would choose 50s fashion, I love the billowing skirts and they had such tiny waists!! Every photograph from the 1950s looks so elegant and glamorous (especially ones from my gran's photo album!) xx

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  34. Favourite era has to be either the 40's (I love the hairstyles, red lipstick and most of all the dresses), or the 80's!! (can't get enough of those florescent clothes lol).

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  35. oh and my email is bethrichardson04@hotmail.co.uk

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  36. Beautiful blog and gorgeous giveaway! It would have to be the 40s: tea dresses, red lipstick and victory rolls, what's not to love! sophie-welch@hotmail.co.uk (I follow on bloglovin)

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  37. I'm so bad at knowing what fashion trends come from what era... But having said that, I love these pictures I have of my Mum when she was little in her tiny shorts and knee socks wearing a t-shirt with frilly sleeves - you know, all Swallows and Amazons - so I guess that would be from the 50's! Yes, I'm going to go with 50s'.

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  38. Ooh what a fabulous giveaway. I have followed you on Bloglovin. THough, not really sure why I haven't already?!!
    My favourite era has to be the 1920's. The ladies looked beautiful with their boyish figure, stunning little flapper dresses. Feathers, fringe, short hair cuts, ohh the Charleston.
    Sigh... the 'noughties' is such a boring era!!!

    charlotte_heather_wall@hotmail.co.uk

    Lots of hugs
    Charlotte
    xxx

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  39. I really love the 30s and the 40s! I think the shape of the 40s is the most flattering for my body type though!

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  40. Ohhh this is right up my street. I go through phases with eras... this summer I was loving the 70s, but now it's winter again I think I'm solidly back on 40s - looks like that's the most popular choice too! What a lovely giveaway Jem! xxx

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  41. Oh gosh, what a perfect book! I think my favourite era would have to be the 50's - those lovely silhouettes, hair & make up. LOVE! <3 sailorjennie@googlemail.com

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  42. My favorite decade is the 70s!
    vamcd89@gmail.com
    Follow you via GFC: Victoria Mcdonald

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  43. I tweeted the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/vamcd89/status/276752246929248256
    vamcd89@gmail.com

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  44. Hi Jem!! I envy your butterflies! We have a taxidermist place in Perth but everything inside was found dead or died the way nature intended, not killed by humans so I have enjoyed visiting there:) Hope you are having a splendid December:)

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  45. I think my favorite decade to style is a mix between the 50's and the 70's. I love the sweet elegance of the 50's but I'm so wild at heart so I also love the 70's for it's color and imagination

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  46. The 70s is my very favourite! So many gaudy orange and mustard colours - I really shouldn't love it but I do!

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  47. Been following for while on bloglovin, difficult choice between decades, but I think it has to be the glamour of the 50s. Such gorgeous dresses!

    rose_handy@hotmail.co.uk

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  48. I would have to say my favourite era is the 1950s, illustrated perfectly by a beautiful green wool cape I bought recently, complete with tweed lining!
    I follow via GFC, thanks for the giveaway (:
    x
    OH-LIVIA@hotmail.co.uk

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  49. 1950'S for the celebration of the female form. A real decade of beautiful hourglass enhancing clothes. (P.S) Keep up the great work, love your blog! ; ) xxx

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  50. I follow via Bloglovin'!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  51. Oh my god that book is amazing!

    I think my favourite decade is 1920s as I love the statement eyes, the amazing pin curls and the sequins and fringing, the 1920s was so glam!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

    inanityandthegirl@gmail.com

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  52. I'd love this book, I've been meaning to pick up this one, alongside the vintage hair one too!
    My favourite decade is the 1920s, I absolutely love the dresses that were in fashion then. For my 21st birthday I'm having a 20s themed prohibition party, so cocktails in tea cups, soup cans etc.

    I follow on blogger :) my name is whatjessiedid

    My email is jessiemorgans1992@hotmail.co.uk :)


    Jess
    xxx
    www.sittingprettyvintage.blogspot.com
    Check out the Christmas giveaway too (: !
    http://sittingprettyvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmasgiveaway.html

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  53. followed via bloglovin for a while now. Fave period for vintage 20s..

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  54. SO VINTAGE LOVE IT :). I am so FOLLOWING. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and follow as well. So we can keep posted on each other. Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you soon...God Bless!

    Steven B.

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  55. I actually love your blog, its so cute, have followed and added you to my blogroll :)

    I love the 1960's, I think the colours, materials and style is just so cute and timeless really

    Lots of love Hamida,
    http://www.looselytiedtofashion.blogspot.com
    fashionfazed@hotmail.com

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  56. Great blog, I've bookmarked you as I love everything vintage, especially mens vintage clothing! Keep it up.

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