Author(s): Kelly Doust
"Do you browse through vintage or retro clothes at flea markets and wish you had the knack to breathe new life into the dated frocks, skirts and smocks?br / Whether you've been trotting out in vintage forever, or you've come late to the vintage trend, quality vintage pieces are a modern staple of every woman's wardrobe for their unique beauty and flair. But how do you find the best vintage pieces, or know them when you see them? And how can you customise and wear them, without looking dated?br / Crafter, fashionista and vintage vixen Kelly Doust delves through her wardrobe and scours flea markets far and wide to bring together a fabulous collection of delectable vintage finds.br / This is not just a book about loving vintage fashion: it's about seeing the wonderful possibilities for updating all old clothes, and how to look fabulous doing so, no matter what your age, location or budget.br /br / "Kelly Doust introduces readers to her wonderful world of reviving and customizing vintage pieces, with tips on how to find, buy, clean, repair and salvage vintage clothing.I think that Minxy Vintage is great guide for anyone who wants to bring their crafting and sewing skills to create personal and individual pieces from budget vintage finds, while bringing a modern and unique twist to wearing vintage clothes. " - Dita Von Teese "
Kelly Doust has been scouring flea markets and charity stores for vintage fashion, fabrics and homewares from her early teens, and making and reinventing things in her own trial-and-error way since she was a girl. Her favourite things, in no particular order, are tea, clothes, friends, home, crafternoons, and her husband and daughter. Kelly has worked in book publishing and public relations in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, and as a freelance writer. Kelly is the author of The Crafty Minx, The Crafty Kid and A Life in Frocks. Visit Kelly's blog www.thecraftyminx.com.au.