The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without the perfect coffee table book. Wait…the perfect coffee-table book that showcases fashion over the last 100 years. Decades: A Century in Fashion is it. Penned by Cameron Silver, it is a treasure filled with a century of colorful fashion history that not only inspires but opens up the world of vintage fashion. Recognized as an industry expert and influencer, as well as being the founder of the world-renowned landmark boutique Decades, Cameron has created a stunningly beautiful, truly original and entirely definitive history of fashion over the last century.
We spoke to Cameron about his approach and unlike most fashion histories he choose to write in first person bringing his individual take on every trend, style and seasonal fad. “I wanted to write a book about vintage that was modern and I wanted the images to look modern,” said Silver, “Sexy was a buzzword.” Then we glimpsed at the exquisite photos and met the wonderful Heather Vicars (at the Decades LA dinner). She explained how she and Cameron had spent years painstakingly researching the images every Sunday evening at her kitchen table. Together they unearthed many rare and virtually unseen photos like Betty Paige and a troupe of leopards and Greta Garbo in a dramatic yet contemporary look. This is the perfect collectible for style inspiration, a gift or for those who really want to know and just for you (me-gift) to understand fashion history.
So for our final holiday giveaway, direct from our special stash in LA courtesy of Cameron Silver and Bloomsbury Publishing, The Blonde and The Brunette are giving away one Decades: A Century In Fashion to one lucky reader. For a chance to win:
- “Like” this post.
- Leave a comment telling us your favorite fashion decade for the past 100 years. Mine is the 60’s.
Entries will be accepted until January 2, 2013 at 5 PM PST. The winner will be announced on January 3, 2013 at 3 PM PST. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The giveaway is open to anyone age 18 and older in the US with a valid email address at time of entry. The winner must claim prize within 48 hours of announcement. If winner has not claimed their prize, a new winner will be selected.
If you can’t wait, a limited number are still available on Amazon or for an autographed, first edition copy go to ShopDecades. $60.
Congratulations to my good friend, Cameron. The book is already in its second printing.
NJ, The Brunette