Thursday, March 07, 2013

Final Day to Enter!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ENTERED! 

Today is the final day to enter to win one of 10 copies of the best book about vintage fashion offered to my readers by The Smithsonian Channel and L.A. Frock Stars.  And don't forget to watch the show tonight!

Get ready to go behind the seams of Hollywood's hottest vintage outfit. Don’t miss the all-new Smithsonian Channel series L.A. Frock Stars featuring Doris Raymond and her team of vintage virtuosos as they give fine vintage frocks a second chance to shine at today’s biggest red-carpet events. L.A. Frock Stars premieres this Thursday at 8pm ET & PT / 7pm CT on Smithsonian Channel. Go to smithsonianchannel dot com to find the channel on your TV.

I am so excited!  Couture Allure has been asked to partner with the Smithsonian Channel's new reality show, "L.A. Frock Stars" and give you the opportunity to win one of 10 copies of "Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style!"

First, let's talk about the show.  I have watched the first episode of "L.A. Frock Stars", which goes behind the scenes at Doris Raymond's well known vintage store, The Way We Wore in Los Angeles.  May I just say, I am very impressed!   The show has done a fabulous job of respecting the clothing and honoring the vintage industry.  You'll get to see some incredible vintage clothing, and who doesn't want to see Dita Von Teese try on 1950s Christian Dior Haute Couture?  You can watch the first episode of "L.A. Frock Stars" online at the show's website, or if you get On Demand programming as part of your cable package, you can watch it now on your TV.


Second, let's talk about the book.  I recommended "Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style" to you back in January after I read it.  This is an incredible 480 page book filled with full color photos of actual garments and a detailed history of costume and fashion from ancient Egypt right on through the 1990s.  Believe me, you WANT this book!  And I'm giving away 10 copies courtesy of The Smithsonian Channel and "L.A. Frock Stars!"

How do you enter to win?  Simply head over to the "L.A. Frock Stars" website and have a look around.  Then come on back here and leave a comment about a favorite moment in the first episode or which episode you are looking forward to seeing most or which dress you want.  If your email address is not attached to your Blogger profile, please put it in your comment so I can contact you on Friday. 10 winners will be selected at random and announced on Friday, March 8.  Please note that this giveaway is only available to those of you in the US and Canada.  Enjoy the show and good luck!

 THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ENTERED!

18 comments:

The Jaunty Rooster said...

I am looking forward to the "Quest for the Holy Grail" episode. I love seeing the stories of rare vintage being rescued and restored. I find the hunt, the history, and the result to be so interesting!

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Kylie Cooper said...

Learning about the "not so pretty" side of the job dealing with sweat stains on the garments was so strange! You never really think about the damage we can cause to good fabric.

Vivian O'Connor said...

I am completely torn between all of the episodes! But I think the one I'd most like to see is The Search for the Holy Grail. There's nothing like that "aaah" moment when you uncover a hidden jewel.

Vivian.

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Mami P.I.E. said...

I'm looking forward to "If This Dress Could Talk." Tactile history is where it's at! (bohemil@gmail.com)

Shannon said...

I loved the first episode! I would say my favorite part was where Doris went over for the viewers the difference between Vintage and Thrift...I work in a vintage clothing store and often have to explain to customers the exact same thing! Also I love the "history lessons" it makes the clothing mean so much more if you know a little about its past!

Molly Elwell said...

I can't wait for the Quest for the Holy Grail episode...I'm so going to love seeing them head to Texas! Great giveaway, thanks!
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Zavilda said...

I am looking forward to seeing the 'Vintage Fashion Hunter' episode. I would love to see an Augusta Auction.

Stefanie said...

I watch the first episode online last night and I loved it, my favourite part of the episode was seeing Dita von Teese try some the dresses. Now Im completely hooked and can't wait for future episodes. :)
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Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this show! I'm obsessed with all the vintage fashions, especially those from the 1930s and 40s. One of my favorite parts of the show was when someone said that vintage fashion is about who we were and where we've come from. Well said!

Janilyn said...

I just checked the channel finder and don't get it here so will have to watch online after...So can't comment yet on anything. Bummed! Can't wait to see tho...This book is a MUST have for my collection...Thank you for offering it~

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Anonymous said...

I was very interested in the (admittedly few) comments about cleaning and restoration. Also at how perceptive Ms. Raymond is about previous alterations and falsifications. I understand her interest in labels such as Chanel and Poiret, but also liked that she appreciated a beautiful garment no matter the maker. Beautiful, couture quality clothing is being made even today. janlorraine@gmail.com

Cassie powers said...

Yes, it's not on where I am either, but I will watch it online and comment...

Joyce Acosta said...

I love the trip to the Expo in Santa Monica and how she politely declined purchasing the Poiret and the 30s Chanel because of alterations, construction and label placement. First and foremost she remained professional and did not talk down to the seller(s). Also, shows she knows her stuff!

Vivid Expressions LLC said...

I'm an Artist so I love discovering places to find inspiration... and I think this show is today's be fine! I think I could simply, happily get lost in Doris' library but I I really enjoyed the episode were Dita von Teese envisioned an under garment as an out garment... taking something with it's own, unique story and adding your own chapter.
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Peggy McIsaac said...

I am looking forward to seeing Dita von Teese! My daughter and I love all things vintage and fashion. She is a fan of Dita's, so it will be fun to get together and watch the show!
It would really be great to win the book for her!! :-) Thanks for giving me a chance to win it!
Peggy
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ErawearVintage said...

Loved this show and am anxiously awaiting many more doses of vintage goodies from the Way we Wore & Smithsonian! I loved Doris R. romping thru the Santa Monica vintage clothing expo...like a kid in a candy shop!! The unlabeled (or attributed) Pauline Trigere crochet body stocking was gorgeous!
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Anonymous said...

I don't get this channel - BUT I WILL FIND A WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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eglesketch said...

What a fun show and thanks to this blog I have discovered it and am hooked! My favorite part had to be the glamorous Ms. Dita Von Teese modeling those Dior dresses, drool!

-Egle

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