The first is 'Cafe Society' Socialites, Patrons and Artists: 1920 to 1960. Thierry Coudert. This is simply a book of fantastic images of people some might have accused of being dilettantes but who shaped society and fashion, it seems to redress the balance by putting those women who ran salons and encouraged artists at centre stage for once. Currently out of stock on Amazon I have seen it in the Regent Street branch of Anthropology, it's around the 40 quid mark but wonderful none the less.
Happy Reading! Minn x