A fascinating, highly entertaining story of one woman's adventures in vintage clothing.
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.
The owner of Hooti Couture, Alison Houtte worked as a model for more than 10 years in Paris and Manhattan, and has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. She lives in Brooklyn, surrounded by assorted vintage furnishings and clothing. Melissa Houtte is an award-winning journalist and author. She lives in San Francisco.
Old Mink and New Money
Allen & Unwin
Author: Alison Houtte and Melissa Houtte