When I was young and spend time at my grandmother I enjoyed leafing through books in the aunts room, yes I was just a little nerd ... In particular I loved browsing the volumes of the "Grande Enciclopedia Della Donna" (Fratelli Fabbri Editori), a veritable handbook of the perfect 60s woman. I loved the graphics but above all I was impressive by all the advises about everyday life, from domestic tips to social life rules, it was a veritable compendium, intended to educate the women in all housework: from body care to recipes, from education to the children to etiquette to show off in public. All accompanied by photographs glamour and colorful. Every page had a tip such as how to order your wardrobe, how to cook for your guest, how to wash your rugs, at what age girls may wear nylon-tights, or how to behave in a restaurant and all things like that. So funny! Unfortunately nowaday I don't know where the volumes are finished so I'm thinking of buying them at the used book market, to be honest I have already given an eye on ebay .. Besides I found that some years ago the Rizzoli Editore has published a volume where they make a summary of some original chapters, maybe I'll take a look in the bookstore..
|beauty tips from the old books..|
|the new Rizzoli edition|