Friday, February 05, 2010

Couture Allure Giveaway #7

Today's giveaway is for a copy of the book "1000 Hats" by Norma Shephard. The book is in brand new condition and lists for $39.95. I bought it for my research bookshelf, but I've never used it.

Before you get all excited, I must tell you that as a research tool, this book is one of the worst I've ever purchased. The dating provided for the hats shown is often very inaccurate and way off the mark. Shephard identifies several 1960s cloche hats as 1920s flapper hats, and there are some 1950s hats identified as Edwardian. For a supposed expert, her research is very poor. In addition, the prices given as values are extremely overblown.

However, if you like to look at pretty hats, there are pictures of over 1200 of them in the 254 pages of this book. There is an extensive glossary with hat styles and terms, and there is a short history of hat making.

How do you enter to win? Simple! Visit my website, and pick your favorite item for sale. Leave a comment here with a link to that item and you're entered! OR become a new fan of Couture Allure on Facebook, come back here and leave a comment that you've done so. Do both, and you're entered twice! The winner will be drawn on Friday, February 12th. Please note: If your Blogger profile does not include your email address, please leave it in your comment so I have a way to contact you. The book will be shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and First Class International Mail outside the U.S. It is important to note - if you live outside the U.S. or Canada, I will need to ask you to pay the postage costs, which could be as much as $35.00 depending upon where in the world you live.