There is so much information out there to help you achieve your retro lifestyle and to be creative in achieving your own look.
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There is information on home decor, cooking, cleaning, fashion, accessories, music, makeup, hairstyles or attitudes. Here are a few ideas for where to attain this must have reading.
Vintage cookbooks & Women’s Weekly Retro cookbooks
Vintage cookbooks and new retro cookbooks are great for recipes from yesteryear. You may need to use the Internet to work out the metric conversions. Some of the recipes will take you back to your childhood, when parents or grandparents used to cook for you. There is so many yummy recipes to try.
Vintage home decorating books and modern retro books on home decorating
Vintage home decorating books are great for ideas on how to complete a retro decor. You will see many interesting items that you would love to buy to achieve this look. Items can be found online, garage sales, charity stores or vintage shops. Also modern retro books give you ideas of where to get modern retro items, from shops such as Matt Blatt, Glicks, Sokol, etc.
Vintage Made Magazine
Vintage Made Magazine is an Australian magazine, which is excellent for ideas on achieving that retro fashion look. It gives you alot of information on fashion, makeup and hairstyles and where to purchase items. You will often get a pattern to create your own clothing and a step by step guide on how to make it. There is also craft tips on how to achieve the look of a vintage item. It is a great magazine!
Vintage Life Magazine
Vintage Life Magazine is jammed packed with festivals to go to, places to shop, fashion, accessories, makeup and hair. It is a really great read and contains very interesting information and stories.
Hair & makeup retro books
The above books are great for tips on retro hairstyles & retro style makeup. The different hairstyles are great to experiment on your hair and to see which styles suit you. You may need help to achieve some of the styles or you could take the pictures to your hairdresser to do styles for special occasions.
There is also many blogs to give you ideas. Here is a few that I follow:
Enjoy your reading, let me know if you have found any good books worth reading. I would love to hear about them.
Ridiculously Retro xx