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.
Publication date: 16/02/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||16th February 2006|
|Author:||Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
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.More About Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte