Giveaway & Review: Fashion A-Z


Hi, guys! Hope your weeks are off to a great start! I’ve been working away on projects the last couple of weeks, but don’t have anything ready to post. Instead, I have a giveaway for you!

Laurence King Publishing sent me this cute little book, Fashion A-Z: An Illustrated Dictionary, to review.

It’s a fun read!  It’s, as you would guess, illustrated, and has little definitions and short histories of different fashion terms.

I know that dictionaries are sort of out of vogue since you can google basically anything you need to know, but I enjoyed just flipping through this book and finding things out that I didn’t KNOW I wanted to know!

So if you wanna know what an Eton collar is or find out where jock straps got their name (obviously you wanna know this), it’s in the book!  Also, this seems like a good resource for sewing types whose first language isn’t English– it’s hard to imagine basic English dictionaries covering this these terms!

Want a copy?  Leave a comment below!  I’ll close the contest at noon EST on Saturday, June 15th, and I’ll ship worldwide.

116 responses

  1. ZOMG! That seems to be like the GREATEST book for me since English isnt my first language. And I kinda self taught me to speak and write English…well I did, I learned German in school and later in college, since they tought learning profecional English that was mainly seing related was very hard for me… how silly of them. I got an A in German profecional language…and I have troubles reading lets say Burda in German LOL!
    I recently purchsed “Complete Guide to Sewing” just to learn more sewing/crafting related English.


  2. Fun idea for a book!! I’m always looking to expand my piddly sewing library! And I definitely want to know more about jock straps…. you know… like their history and stuff….


  3. Personally, I love a good dictionary and I find myself turning to books far more lately than to the internet. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


  4. i make up names for things all the time when it comes to sewing. it would be interesting to have some sort of reference like that. Sometimes you’re not always sure of what to google


  5. I so would love this, as English is not my native language. And even though I know it ok enough, I get stomped by some terms (well, luckily there’s the internet, but the book would be cool anyway!).


  6. Pingback: Fashion A-Z: An Illustrated Dictionary // Review and Giveaway | Sew Well

  7. I just LOVE dictionaries! Seeing one that combines my two favourite things – words and sewing – is utterly delightful 🙂


  8. Ooh, looks like an awesome book! I taught my coworkers what “gingham” is (they’d been calling it almost plaid), but my fashion expertise pretty much stops there!


  9. I NEED it! I love sewing and fashion dictionaries, and it would perfectly complete my collection. Thank you for the giveaway!


  10. The cover is really beautiful! and the book seems interesting and inspiriting , too!
    Thank you for holding this giveaway 🙂


  11. I love this type of book, I’m a designer to the visual is important to me, sometimes Google just doesn’t cut it 😉 I’d love the chanve to add this book to my collection, thanks xx


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