Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Vintage Affair

This is the story of 30-something Phoebe Swift who lives in London and  loves vintage clothing.   After the tragic death of her best friend, Phoebe decides to make some changes in her own life and she leaves her job to open up a vintage clothing shop.  
The most compelling subplot is the story of Therese, an elderly Frenchwoman who is dying of cancer. She sells some clothing to Phoebe, and despite their age difference, the two quickly become good friends. What is the significance of the sky-blue coat that Therese refuses to part with? And will Phoebe solve the mystery and track down any of the people involved before Therese passes away?  You must read it to uncover the answers.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The descriptions of the vintage clothing was wonderfully detailed, I could picture every outfit perfectly.  You felt as if you were putting some of the pieces on yourself. Heck, I wanted a cupcake dress after this story!!!
I did enjoyed the story of Mrs. Bell , the elderly French woman, somewhat more than I did the main storyline with Phoebe, but Phoebe's was just as interesting to read about.
A Vintage Affair was a really fun and at times sad book to read. It’ll inspire you to want to open up your very own vintage shop and be surrounded by all the beautiful clothing.


  1. I love books that inspire you to fall into the pages you just read.

    I read a book about a man and his walk...unfortunately his walk didn't prompt me to run out and do exactly that, but it did make me appreciate the little things and knowing when life seems hard, some have it harder...Besides, Vintage clothing is awesome! I love looking at pieces when I antique shop!! I think...if these clothes could tell a story, what would they say?

    Love your blog...Really!


  2. Thank you Lola :) I know what you mean about VIntage clothes. i feel the same way. i love the way they feel and the history they carry. I enjoy your blog as well. :)

  3. A great fashion angle read Lucy. It reminds me of our friend Louise. Vintage cloething is what we have all had in commone since the beginning. I like the old style, old souls we all are. Sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Love you Friend-Adri

  4. Very cute blog! I will definitely continue to follow you (from Cafemom

  5. @Adriana Johnson
    Thanks Adriana, It totally reminded me of all of our love styles. :)

  6. @Kate
    Thank you Kate! I also am enjoying reading your blog.:)

  7. I love reading and I love vintage! Just as a good read sets me on a real high, vintage makes me nostalgic and appreciate the past. maybe I'll enjoy this book.

  8. Beautiful! Looks like a book I'd enjoy over the weekend, sipping a hot cuppa, discovering friendship and passion ;)

  9. Inspiration in books is so wonderful, I may pick this up & have it for a good read on the deck. Maybe I can my fashion inspiration again.

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