Sometimes a break is required to clear one's mind, but when it comes to being tired, an instant source of fuel may be required. However, if it's instant, which someone needs and doesn't need any other prep to get it ready, well my favorite would be revealed below. Of course with some nut butter, like almond butter, makes it even better! ☺
"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog"
The Fashion Shoe by Desire Smith Beatty takes you through the many different shoes that were designed during the 1900s and going towards the early 2000s. It's quite a book with so many visual images that any shoe lover, like myself will happily enjoy. The details in each shoe's pattern and shape are something to admire while learning about each one makes this book quite resourceful. Also, this can be thought of as a coffee table book, which can help start as a conversational piece. Honestly, no one can turn down talking a bit history, even more, the well-known fashion piece that we wear on a daily basis.
So for me, this book I honestly love! It's something I could use for its remarkable reference while being packed with all different styles that made a trend with so many women. It's possibly true to say that many of our parents probably owned a few or even we might have some ourselves. Therefore, this information is relevant and still trendy as styles always make a comeback. I must say that this book has made me curious to know even more about my family's style in shoes and even what they might have worn if I was to show them this book of shoes.
In addition to this book, many styles are still being created or being changed a little. No matter the type, they all did help us do one thing, walk all over and even add to the outfits we wear or had worn. Therefore, to have knowledge of where it all started and how it began is remarkable. That is one big benefit you get with this book. That is why I can really say that this is a great resource, a look into what was and still may be, a connection with my family and what style they might have worn, and of course, full of helpful ideas on designing and combining patterns for my own creations.
Additionally, there is one more helpful benefit of this book and that is learning about these shoes is the way they've influenced and created such an incline of positive trends through the years. Even after the hype fades, they still will not be forgotten. Since they've made a remarkable social incline through the world in a positive way. It might seem odd, but a book on the history of shoes really did more than just add a lovely appearance on a person's feet but made changes to the lives of many through the social and influence it had in the world. Finally, If you love shoes then this book would be a great one to own. Like any coffee table book, you can enjoy the visual photography of each shoe and the lovely design they have, which differ from the others through the years. Making this is a quite wonderful book on shoes.
About The Author: Desire Beatty is a former instructor of the history of costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University. She is the author of numerous books on fashion, including Handbag Chic: 200 Years of Designer Fashion and Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920s-1980s. Book Information: