“Fashion is not going to save the world but life is too short not to pay attention…”
WHAT: If you consider yourself a true blooded Fashionista, you must at least see or know any one of these books!
WHERE TO BUY: Click the title of the book you like and it will redirect you to Amazon.
1. Mario Testino. in Your Face – The Most Sought After Photographer in the Fashion Industry! I would recommend to get this book to wannabe fashion photographers too!
2. Grace: A Memoir – All about Grace Coddington. For those people who don’t know her, she is the creative director for Vogue for many many years!
3. Kate: The Kate Moss Book – It’s all about the legendary Kate Moss. I don’t understand how this woman does not age and gain weight. Since I was in grade school she is already “The Kate Moss”. Then 20 years later, she’s still “The Kate Moss”. What’s up with that?!
4. Vogue: The Editor’s Eye – – Fashion is not vogue without Vogue!
5. Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers – The title says it all!
6. The Sartorialist: Closer – This book is the same format as the first book except that it tries to capture the person closer and exudes more connection to the subject more than just taking a photo. It is the second book from Scott Schuman. As good as the first book. Simple but visually entertaining. Like other books, if you are a fan of Schuman it would make a great addition to your library or fashion books. This book is an excellent reference of style and ideas.
7. Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco
– Best known for dazzling illustrations in Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, the New York Times, Interview, and for high fashion labels, Antonio Lopez (1943–1987) was a force majeur in the fashion world for three decades (source: Amazon.com)
8. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman – Oh I love the title! This book covers the history of the Bergdorfs and is full of great quotes, anecdotes from fashion designers and short stories about celebrity shoppers. The illustrations and photos are magnificent. Great coffee book for guests who love fashion. If you know little about Bergdorf, this book is for you. If you’re a fan of Bergdoft, this will make a good book in your collection.
9. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) – This is as good as Pinterest except that it’s all about McQueen. Visually appealing. A book that you can spend hours looking at. It is big, thick and heavy. The content is informative and would be a great addition to anyone who collects fashion books. Whether or not you can see the show, pick up this book. If you are interested in legendary fashion, art, and history this is the book for you.
10. Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition – For the Louis Vuitton fans, enthusiasts and collectors, this book would complete it for you. This book is filled with the history of the company, Louis Vuitton’s childhood and much more. A tad bit expensive but this book is your guide to understanding the brand and the creators behind it. It tells you that Louis Vuitton is more than a brand, an expensive bag or a mark of a person’s class. It’s work piece of art and history by itself.