Social history of women's romance with compacts and cosmetics. Asks why compacts were one of the few acceptable gifts from potential partners. Includes top makes and designers, plus vintage advertising, museums, specialist dealers and auctions.
Madeleine Marsh is renowned for her quirky style as well as expertise which has seen her star in several TV series, including 20th Century Roadshow and write several best-selling books for Miller's. Madeleine is passionate about vintage clothes and accessories, not just for collecting but wearing and using. This is the first in her series on Women with Style. The next book in the series will be Women's Hats.