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Vintage Fashion from the Mid-1920s: Vintage Women Adult Coloring Book #14

In America during the middle of the 1920s, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clara Bow, Billie Dove and Marion Davies were just a few of the famous faces in the movie theaters.

The screen sirens wore gowns of satin and taffeta, jerseys, twills, flat and printed crepes. Some of the many popular styles included outfits with small boleros, flares, pleats, high necks, lace vests and bishop sleeves.

And the most-desired colors of the era? Periwinkle, Bristol scarlet, chartreuse green, amber tan, plum blue, blue lavender, Lanvin green, palmetto, wildrose, black and navy.

Between these covers, you will find 49 coloring pages with more than 70 different examples of outfits popular during the mid-twenties. You will see that the stereotypical “flapper style” commonly portrayed in movies and on TV was just one of many looks in vogue during the middle of the twenties.

“The silhouette is veering back toward the straight contour,” wrote a style columnist in early 1926. Further notes on the fashion of the era noted: “Clever pleats and tucks are being employed in such a manner as to retrain a graceful freedom of movement, and yet not interfere with the slim slenderness of the straight line. Youthful two-piece models tie at the waist with huge, floating bows. Sleeves are usually long. Trimmings continue to be very magnificent.”

And now that you have the background on these outfits from the middle part of the Roaring Twenties, it’s time to give them the color and the verve they have been missing for the better part of a century.

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage fashion images from decades ago. See this page for a preview of everything that's inside this book.

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Vintage Shoes: Fashionable Women’s Footwear from the 20th Century

Follow along with the footwear fashions of the 20th century! On the pages inside, you’ll see how the most popular women’s shoes transformed from being simply utilitarian into truly stylish statements.

We have compiled a fabulous collection of some of the gorgeous boots, booties, heels, pumps, sandals, wedges and loafers that have adorned women’s feet over the course of seven decades.

The drawings are arranged by year, first moving from prim high boots to bootie-type heels during the first half of the twentieth century. Then you will see how sleek, pointy-toed stiletto heels became all the rage in the fifties, before eventually giving way to styles like the wide loafers, platform shoes and Bohemian sandals that were so popular in the sixties and seventies.

Each of the images on the 48 pages inside was chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations — the simple, the ornate, and the many looks in between — published between 1907 and 1976. Some drawings are more basic, while others revisit fanciful ad displays of fashion footwear. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and suitable for framing.

Now, put your best foot forward and color this set of 150 different vintage and retro shoes in your very own style!

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #4: Victorian Fashion Scenes from the Late 1800s

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 coloring pages showing more than 80 different examples of the tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era — specifically, 1895 to 1899. All are lifestyle scenes, showing the newest styles drawn into a social situation or location.

Although the outfits are all from a five-year span, the definition of “stylish” was constantly changing. Grand announcements about the current trends were regularly published in the papers beneath headlines like, “All About The Latest Fashions” and “Correct Cycling Dress.”

Take a look back to the Gilded Age, and give these clothes the color and verve they have been missing for more than a hundred years!

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #4: Victorian Fashion Scenes from the Late 1800s

Paperback length: 106 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: December 22, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 1944633014

ISBN-13: 978-1944633011

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #2: Edwardian Fashion

What did women wear back in the Edwardian era? Whether going to formal events, keeping house or having a day out, here are 43 gorgeous drawings from 1908, showing some of the top fashions from more than 100 years ago!

While the clothing is the centerpiece of these illustrations, these pictures do so much more than just demonstrate popular styles around the turn of the century. They're vignettes of the American Dream — sweet depictions of the idealized lifestyle women supposedly wanted.

Instead of letting this artwork languish in archives, we wanted to help it reach a new audience: you.

We hope you love this book full of little glimpses into the past, and enjoy giving each one fresh new color.

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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About Vintage Women Coloring Book #2: Edwardian Fashion

Paperback length: 98 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 0989390942

ISBN-13: 978-0989390941

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #5: Victorian Fashion Plates from the Late 1800s

Being fashionable in the late Victorian era meant wearing things like dresses with puffed sleeves and high collars, and making sure to have a proper hat and an elegant pair of gloves.

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 coloring pages showing full-length fashion plates of tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era — specifically, 1895 to 1899.

Although the outfits within are all from a five-year span, the definition of “stylish” was constantly changing. Grand announcements about the current trends were regularly published in the papers under columns with titles like “Vanity's Whims,” “Women and Their Ways” and “Fashion and Fancy.”

Now, take a look back to the Gilded Age, and give these clothes the color and verve they have been missing for more than a hundred years!

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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About Vintage Women Coloring Book #5: Victorian Fashion Plates from the Late 1800s

Paperback length: 106 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: December 23, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 1944633022

ISBN-13: 978-1944633028

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Antique Gemstone Rings from the 1920s, 1930s & 1940s: Adult coloring book

Gemstone rings have a long, rich history as fashion statements and symbols of relationships — as well as a way to show status and wealth.

Inside, you will see a collection of stylish rings for women that were popular during the first half of the twentieth century — jewelry that was equally at home gracing the hand of a Hollywood actress, a newly-engaged woman, a well-to-do matron, or a girl celebrating an important birthday.

The creative metalwork could be lacy, delicately-carved and intricately engraved — featuring piercings, filigree and milgrain details around stones mounted on basket, trellis or bezel settings. Sometimes two different color metals were used, along with a variety of brilliant gemstones. Some of the most popular jewel choices included diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, topaz, aquamarine, citrine and garnet.

In 1926, the Decatur (Illinois) Herald noted, “The most interesting change of recent years in the jewelry business has been the change in wedding rings and diamond mountings. Diamond mountings have changed from the yellow Tiffany style to the white gold 18 karat Belais or platinum with a basket setting.”

They noted that traditional bridal sets also were modernized. “Wedding rings have changed from the wide heavy band ring in yellow gold to the narrow-band engraved ring in white and green gold [a gold/silver mix] and platinum.”

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 pages of dinner rings, cocktail rings, wedding sets and other kinds of beautiful jewelry for the hands from the three decades between 1919 and 1949. They’re sorted by date, and each one is printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and suitable for framing. (There are also two pages for you to test your pens or pencils.)

Now you can customize these beautiful souvenirs of the past with your very own palette of rich reds, cool blues and warm yellows — and every shade in between.

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage jewelry images from decades ago. See this page for a preview of everything that's inside this book.

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #11: Top Fashions of the ’60s

The sixties was one of the most diverse fashion eras on record. It started out very much in the tradition of the fifties — staid and tailored and proper — and ended up loose and flowing and flowery.

“The decade began with Balenciaga and Givenchy — kings of a fashion that emphasized ladylike elegance,” the Camden, New Jersey Courier-Post recapped late in 1969. By the end of the sixties, the paper noted, camp had dethroned elegance. “The fashion was being set by unknown kids in London streets, hippies, and the weirdly costumed members of rock and roll groups.”

Each of the 48 full-page images inside was chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations — the elegant, the camp, and the many looks in between — published between 1960 and 1969. The drawings are arranged by year, moving from the start of the decade to the end.

Now, a half century after these clothes were designed, you get to grab your pencils or pens and dive into this set of vintage art to make it all your own! Hopefully some of them will light your fire.

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #10: Groovy Fashion of the ’70s

Clothing in the seventies was often created from some of the most fantastic and funky patterns and materials. Fabric with floral prints, geometric patterns, stripes, checks and paisleys were made into flared pants, flowing skirts, short shorts and halter tops.

As the decade dawned, the only thing clear about style trends was the lack of any specific trends. “Fashion designers finally have agreed on one point — the fashion world is in a state of confusion.”

Jumpsuits and tracksuits made their mark, and the peasant look — similar to the hippie look from the sixties — was seen across the country. Even capes and ponchos enjoyed a brief heyday.

Each of the 48 full-page images inside was carefully chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations published between 1970 and 1977.

Now, 40 years after these clothes were designed, you get to grab your pencils or pens and dive into this set of vintage art to make it all your own! Can you dig it?

This book offers authentic restored images of clothing fashions from the seventies — styles including miniskirts, hotpants, flares/bell-bottoms, maxi skirts and pantsuits.

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Pantsuits: Scrapbook of a Style Revolution

Pantsuits: Scrapbook of a Style Revolution: How Women Stood Up and Shocked the World by Daring to Wear Pants

 

Decades before Hillary Clinton became the modern world’s most famous pantsuit-wearer, women across the United States and around the world were making their own political statements by slipping on the humble pants-and-jacket combo.

Back in 1964, the term “pantsuit” was coined, but the clothing it described was much more than a fashion. In many ways, it heralded the start of a revolution — an uprising that fit in perfectly with the new era of mainstream feminism and attempts to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

For years, women had pulled on trousers at home, although wearing something other than a dress or skirt out in public was simply not done. The half of the population born with ovaries actually made headlines for daring to wear coordinating tops and trousers to teach at a high school or stand in front of Congress.

While so many of the complaints seem ridiculously petty and hopelessly outdated now, they were taken seriously at the time. Bosses, boyfriends, husbands, newspaper columnists and style mavens all offered loud opinions about what ladies should and shouldn’t wear.

Even Oleg Cassini — one of Jackie Kennedy’s favorite designers — went on the record with his own anti-pant rant. In 1966, he wrote, “If you want to sit there and tell me that they are comfortable, I would be the first to believe you. But if you try and tell me that they’re feminine, flattering, alluring or what have you, forget it.”

Inside are stories and sales pitches the way they were initially published, so you can see how the designs and the dramas unfolded year by year. We'll take you from the pantsuit’s dawn as a fashion fad until the it peak popularity, when women were finally allowed to wear those outfits to work, to school… and even to the White House.

For years, pundits said a woman’s choice to wear slacks was improper — but eventually the clothing was deemed (mostly) acceptable in polite society. In the words of Erma Bombeck: “Pantsuits are no longer a declaration of sex, sympathies or a compromise to femininity.”

Although many fashions have come and gone over the years, one thing is as true today as ever: A pantsuit is more than just a style choice — it is a statement.

 

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #6: Fashion from 1916

Around the year 1916, shortly after the Edwardian Era came to a close, fashion was in a state of flux. Women’s clothing styles were finally shifting away from bustles and tight corsets, high necklines and long skirts. Instead, there was more of an emphasis on natural waistlines, fuller — often shorter — skirts, and smaller hats.

Between the covers of this book, you will find 44 coloring pages showing the tea gowns, simple frocks, swimwear and “sport costumes” that were popular in the United States during that simpler time a century ago.

Now, get ready to take a look back to a century ago, and give these clothes the color and verve they have been missing for all of these years.

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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About Vintage Women Coloring Book #6: Fashion from 1916

Paperback length: 100 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 1944633049

ISBN-13: 978-1944633042

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #1: Art by Nell Brinkley

Here’s a collection of beautiful hand-drawn vintage lifestyle portraits to color, featuring 42 antique illustrations of women from the early 1900s by artist Nell Brinkley.

The moment you open this book, you will be enchanted by this collection of classic illustrations of women, originally created by the talented artist Nell Brinkley between 1912 and 1919.

For years, Brinkley’s iconic black and white line art regularly appeared in newspapers across the United States. While her unique style made her a household name, most of the individual works were quickly relegated to dusty archives — and lost to later generations.

Enjoy a little modern-day relaxation and explore your creativity while giving these illustrations from the past a colorful new life!

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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About Vintage Women Coloring Book #1: Art by Nell Brinkley

Paperback length: 98 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: November 14, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 0989390934

ISBN-13: 978-0989390934

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #8: Simple Vintage Fashions

Vintage Women Coloring Book #8: Simple Vintage Fashions

If you love vintage fashion, but don’t really want to color in all the details seen on many clothing styles typical of the Victorian, Edwardian and later eras, this is the adult coloring book for you!

Every one of the 48 illustrations in this book was especially chosen from of our collection of thousands of antique fashion illustrations. Our goal was to find simpler drawings with dark outlines, so you can get the flavor of vintage clothing styles without worrying about tiny patterns and other elaborate design elements.

Inside, you will find four dozen coloring pages with simplified examples of outfits popular from the late 1890s to the early 1920s — dresses, skirts, blouses, suits, coats — and including hats, parasols, shawls and other trend-setting attire. All of these authentic styles are presented chronologically, from the year 1899 through 1922.

Here’s your chance to give these simple vintage fashions the color and the verve they have been missing for a century. And hopefully, you will have as much fun exploring these classic styles as we did rediscovering them!

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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