Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fashion: Live it, Breathe it, Read About it

Fashion is a part of who I am. I live it, breathe it, and occasionally read about. Over the past few years I have accumulated a good collection of fashion/style reference books written by some of my favorite industry leaders. What kind of person would I be if  I didn't share these little treasures with fellow fashionistas? Magazines are great but sometimes you just need a good well-written fashion book. What a better time than Thanksgiving break to cuddle up with a posh page-turner? Finally have a break off from school so take a few moments and crack open a good 'ol fashion book!
 Here are my favorites.

The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own by Nina Garcia 
 This is the first fashion book that I ever purchased. It includes wonderful illustrations by Ruben Toledo and many interesting fashion history tidbits that you may or may not have previously known.

Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady by Derek Blasberg 
This book is exceptionally informational in a very laughable way. Complete with photos of the do's and don'ts of being a lady and inspirational quotes this book is great for anyone who wants to be fashionable and fun but also keep it classy.

The Teen Vogue Handbook by Teen Vogue
An absolute must for anyone who wants a career in the fashion industry! So much is to be learned from the pages of this book about colleges, internships, and what working in the fashion industry truly means. The Teen Vogue Handbook is filled with  stories about the industry's leaders and how they got to where they are today.

True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty, and Fun by Whitney Port with Sheryl Berk
A very relatable book full of relatable stories, how-to's, and suggestions that can be put to good use.

Fashion Inside Out: Daniel V's Guide to How Style Happens from Inspiration to Runway and Beyond by Daniel Vosovic 
  An interesting and unusual take on how the fashion industry really works.

Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour by Rachel Zoe with Rose Apodaca
 A book on how to live chic and glamorous by one of the world's most glamorous women. Inside you will find tips and tricks of the styling trade, an insiders view on the industry and spectacular illustrations and personal photographs.

Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self  by Christian Siriano with Rennie Dyball
A fierce book written by one of the fiercest designers around! This fabulous book will explain how to obtain a distinct personal style and how to rock your signature look.

I hope that you enjoy these books as much as I do and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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