Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Giveaway: Horrockses Fashions

To celebrate getting over the 200 follower mark (thanks so much to all my lovely readers!) I thought I'd run a giveaway of the divine Horrockses Fashions book from V&A that I've blogged about previously here.
Horrockes was a UK textile producer and fashion label of the 1940s and 50s. This wasn't couture but everyday style, and their fabrics were so spectacular that they were worn from Queen Elizabeth down. For Fabric nuts, this book is an absolute dream.
Below is a pic of me from the other weekend in my very own Horrockes frock, at the top of Barrenjoey Point looking out towards Pittwater and the Pacific Ocean. It's hard to believe, now that the wintry weather has made its drastic reappearance, that it was so deliciously warm only ten days ago.

Okay so if you'd like to win this book, all brand new and in its original plastic wrapping, please leave a comment on this post. For a second chance at winning let me know if you have a favourite designer label from the past. One that isn't around anymore and perhaps you'd like to see resurrected or that you'd like to collect yourself.
And for a third chance, post about this giveaway on your own blog, or you can tweet about it too. Just let me know that you've done so.
I'll draw the winner randomly next Tuesday 4 October.
P.S. The last book giveaway I did the winner received her book but I just realised I promised a book to a runner-up - actually Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote - and I forgot to send it. Bad blogger. Bad book publicist. I'll trawl back through my messages to find her address, but if she's around please message me and I'll get onto it pronto.


Bella VonBluebell said...

Well what a simply fnatastic giveaway kitten!!
I particularly like Edith Head pieces, especially her shirtwaister dresses and although i dont actually own anything by her i would love to. I also recently won an ebay auction for a Horrockses dress and cannot wait for it to arrive :D

katiecrackernuts said...

I've thumbed through this book every time I've seen it on a bookshelf and not yet treated myself to it.

Fav designer: Flamingo Park, the collaboration of Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson. I have one Jenny Kee label knitted jumper that I adore.

Shopping Bee said...

nice site and offering niche fashion info

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Leah said...

Ooh I'm so excited to enter this won.. looks like a prize indeed!!

My fave fave fave designer who is no more would be the amazing Thea Porter.. her beautiful caftans and vibrant colors are to die for and highly coveted. It's my dream to get my hands on one!!

PS - Just blogged about the giveaway here: http://www.couturearabesque.com/2011/09/project-yuck.html


Penny Dreadful said...

I would love to have a read through this one, they did such gorgeous prints. My favourite label of the past is definitely Blanes, their 60s evening wear was so chic and elegant.

Veronica Darling said...

HI! That book does indeed look right up my alley!

How quickly the weather changes in Melbourne too!

For the extra bonus, I've got an Edith Head pattern I'd love to try (once the weather picks up) and I've totally loved a lot of her dresses from the movies (after lots of googling/pinteresting!)


what are they wearing now said...

Just mentioned your giveaway on my blog Louise and told them to be quick for the wonderful book.