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Alligators, Old Mink and New Money by Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte
  

Alligators, Old Mink and New Money

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Thereâs a story behind every article of vintage clothing and here our favourite pastimes of shopping and reading are brought together to tell the story of some famous and some less famous items of clothing in a wonderfully entertaining way.

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Alligators, Old Mink and New Money by Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte

Alligators, Old Mink & New Money is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations. Narrated by a former fashion model who now runs a Brooklyn vintage clothes and accessories store, this is not only the story of one woman's life in fashion, but a wonderfully entertaining guide for anyone seeking out vintage finds to add to their wardrobe.

Marrying two of our most popular pastimes - shopping and reading - Alison Houtte examines everything from pre-War ball gowns to Seventies glitz, from designer labels to fun accessories. Whether talking about her grandmother's navy blue slip or a creamy white forties alligator purse, Houtte knows that every article of vintage clothing has a story behind it.

About the Author

Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte

The owner of Hooti Couture, Alison Houtte worked as a model for more than 10 years in Paris and Manhattan. She has been featured in American and French Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and French Marie Claire. She lives in a Brooklyn co-op filled with assorted vintage furnishings and clothing.

Melissa Houtte is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness. She lives in San Francisco.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th February 2006

Author

Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte

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Author's Website

www.hooticouture.com/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

The Real World


ISBN

9780752874517

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