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Review: Vintage Girls by Nadia Barbaro

Jessica-Anne Lyons

Tue Jul 08 2014


BEAUTIFUL dresses, hand crafted accessories and bags that gleam and glitter? If that description makes you swoon, read on! Self-confessed vintage fashion fan Jessica-Anne Lyons reviews this new release on golden oldie style.


Lovers of fashion past and present – attention! Vintage Girls by Melbourne fashion stylist Nadia Barbaro has now hit bookshelves across Australia and if you love getting lost in a world of fashion past… Well, what are you doing?

Featuring a gorgeous collection of interviews with some of the world’s most stunning and eclectic fashion lovers, Vintage Girls is a must read for those who already adore vintage fashion and those who have a blossoming interest in the style.

Vintage Girls features a star-studded line-up of fashion loving ladies who all share their stories on getting into vintage and their tips on making classical dressing styles work for you.

Just take a look at the stellar line-up…

Sarah Owen – Co-owns London vintage store Lucy In Disguise with her pop star sister Lily Allen

Janie Bryant – Award winning costume designer of the TV series Mad Men

Julie Burnett – Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet

Jess Harris – Australian actress and writer of the TV series Twentysomething

Kimbra – ARIA and Grammy award winning recording artist

Liz Goldwyn – American filmmaker and vintage collector

Mia & Cleo – International DJ and visual artist

Sarah Blasko – Celebrated Australian singer-songwriter

Each feature includes an interview and a stunning photo shoot styled by author and stylist Nadia Barbaro and you will easily find yourself ooh-ing and ahh-ing over every shot.

Vintage Girls is the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon cup of tea and sweets, as it is a book that you really need to sit down to enjoy. This is not the kind of title that you want to flick through on the train; you’ll want to take your time with it and treasure it like one of your grandmother’s strings of pearls.

In today’s world where you can easily log onto Pinterest or Tumblr to see a stream of easy access fashion images, I love that a book like this exists. It’s a real treat and very well recommended.

Want a copy? You can get one of the limited edition hardcover copies for AUD$75.00 from Readings and each copy is signed and numbered by the author.

If you want to carry around a little pocket of beautiful, you can also find the eBook version on iTunes for US$19.99.

For more information, please visit the Vintage Girls official website