Summer vacations not only made for travel, shopping and spend time in the sun. What about recharge some energy and enjoy some of the BEST BOOKS OF FASHION? Not sure if you did already. But if you didn’t…! Here is our top 5 books a real FASHIONISTA must read at least once in life.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life. By Justine Picardie
She was the most influential women in history. Between other she was the pioneer of the LBD (little black dress), bobbed hair and trousers for women, Gabrielle Chanel wasn’t scared of reinventing herself, and this biography is the prove, it was written by Justine Picardie as a celebration and investigation of Chanel’s pioneering achievements and follows every single step of Chanel since the beginning until she based her empire of fashion.
The Mail on Sunday said about it: ‘Gripping… In the deftest prose, Picardie plots one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th Century. The book is lavishly illustrated, too, with images of iconic outfits and intimate photos from Chanel’s private albums.’
Private View. By Mario Testino.
The latest book of Testino, by TASCHEN BOOKS. So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events that he has become a celebrity himself. It was lanched to celebrate his inaugural exhibition in China.
Portraits by Mario Testino brings an exciting selection of his best studio work. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, princess Diana of Wales, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga… are just a few of the hundreds of iconic pictures that are brought together, for the first time.
Fashion Now.! By Avril Mair, Terry Jones
The iconic British style magazine “i-D” delivers a guide to the world’s most important designers, highlights the work of over 90 designers around the globe, focusing on not only the biggest names but also the most exciting new talent. A to Z designer entries include extensive biographical information, photos of recent designs by today’s leading photographers, and current catwalk shots. (periodic updates with current info on all designers!)
“Worthy of any fashion lover’s bookshelf, Fashion Now! offers a tribute to modern fashion, whether it be as a reference (the index is very handy) or as are reminder of it’s changeability.” Taschen.
Letters to Yves. By Pierre Bergé.
Pierre Bergé was the partner/lover and supporter of the deceased designer Yves Saint Laurent. Letters to Yves is a book really sentimental and oozes with intimate and indestructible love and affection. Bergé brought a book were he shown the world inside Saint Laurent and how without YSL would never become what it is.
It. By Alexa Chung.
It is suitable for anyone who loves fashion. Writted by Alexa Chung, the global fashion trendsetter (I personally adore her style)
Alexa’s combines stories of early style inspirations such as her granpa and the Spice Girls and discuss of figures like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall. Interspersed with pages from Alexa’s notebooks and many a photo of a good night out.