Friday, February 15, 2013

Giveaway #5 - The Fashion Book

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Today marks the last of my week of giveaways! If you follow the Couture Allure Facebook page, you know I've been downsizing my personal research library over the past couple of months.  Most of the vintage books are being offered for sale in my SewHallie Etsy shop, and more will be added this week.  However, there are several that I want to give away as gifts to my devoted followers here on the blog.  I know I neglected you last month, and I hope these gifts will make up for it!

The winner of yesterday's giveaway of "The Collectible Barbie Doll" is Karen in Milwaukee!


Congratulations Karen!  I'll be in touch by email shortly to make arrangements for shipping your book.  And thank you to everyone who entered! 

Today's giveaway is the "The Fashion Book" published by Phaidon Press in 1999.  This little book measures just 5" x 6 1/2" but is chock-a-block full of 519 pages of information and photos about 500 fashion designers, photographers and models spanning 150 years of the history of fashion.

This is a little encyclopedia of information, arranged in alphabetical order from James Abbe to Zoran.

Each entry gives you one photo and biographical information.

This is a soft cover book and is in excellent condition with just some minor edge wear and marks to the covers.  I'm sure you'll find it useful and interesting!

This giveaway will run for 24 hours only and the winner will be chosen at 7am Eastern Saturday, February 16, 2013.  I'm not going to make you jump through hoops either.  Simply leave a comment here on the blog.  If you don't have a blogger profile, please leave your email address in your comment.  I'll choose the winner via the random number generator tomorrow morning and will contact the winner via email for shipping information. 

Important!  If you live in the US, I will ship this book to you via Media Mail at no cost.  Unfortunately, due to the recent postal rate increases, if you live outside of the US, I must ask that you pay for the shipping, which could run anywhere from $12.00 - $18.00 depending upon where you live.  If you live outside the US and are not willing to pay the shipping, please do not enter this giveaway!


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a really great foundation knowledge kind of book.I could look through this kind of thing forever, kinda' like my old saks catalog from back when they were artfully done.
dame_du_diable@yahoo.com

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

This is very cool, I'll take it!
Thanks

Di Mills said...

Nice Book :)

Apothecary Inn said...

OMG! I love the full-color shoe pictures! *drooling*

tanyamaile said...

I would love to add this book to my collection :)

BoPeep said...

Perfect for brushing up on my designers so I have a clue when I'm looking at clothing labels!

Sybil Brockman said...

What a treasure. I'd love to win! Thanks for the opportunity and generosity! solacecat@hotmail.com

Miss E. said...

Such a beautiful book, almost as beautiful as the dresses you find!

Jillian Trainor said...

Love this :D

Sybil Brockman said...

What a treasure. I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity and generosity. solacecat@hotmail.com (sorry if this is a duplicate)

Vintage Chinchilla said...

Would love to win this book, looks like a good one! :)

Rebecca said...

Oh. My. Goodness. If every picture in the book is as good as those, I think I could spend the next ten years just staring at it. :)

Alicia said...

Ohhhh, yes please!

Suzanne said...

I love this book. I have checked it out a couple of times at the Library

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Please toss my name into the hat for this one!!!

Anonymous said...

Great photo's. Thanks.

KT said...

Looks like a great book! katie(dot)anderson2(at)uky(dot)edu

Kitchen Witch of the West said...

This week has added some excellent titles to my TBR pile, and happily my local library has many of them. Thank you for posting them...winning isn't always necessary for a Happy Ending.

Μαiρη said...

Another one lovely giveaway!!! Thank you!!!

Shannon said...

Wow, my fingers are crossed on this one.

Kay said...

I've got some marvelous costume/fashion designer books in my library and this would be the PERFECT addition. Add my name to the list of would-be winners. And thanks, as always, for sharing your inspiration fashion pix...they make my day! Warmly, Kay
www.MovieStarMakeover.com/blog/

Patricia in KY said...

Cool book! I'd love to own it. :D

Anonymous said...

Lovely fashions, and a neat looking book. Would love to own it.
Janet

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for introducing me to this book! Would love a copy.
ultraviolet5@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great book! :)
Lotta
Lotta@LottaDeLuxe.com
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Laura Mae said...

This is my kind of encyclopedia!

Anonymous said...

Great Book :) janedevine@iinet.net.au

Anonymous said...

Love every thing about this book, if the rest of the pages of this book are as great as the one you show, i would love to add this book to my collection!!

Hillary Mushaka said...

Very lovely!

Toni so.fla said...

Who wouldn't love that book! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I would love to add this book to my fashion book collection! Please enter me in the drawing.

---Jill Ann

Renee G said...

This book looks wonderful.
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Shelly said...

What a great little book. It sounds like a good resource to own and I'd love to add it to my collection.

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