I have started a little collection of fashion books (besides a few that are there in-between which I think Seth has added) and there are definitely a few that will give you the advice you need to help you look as chic as possible all the time.
Life In frocks : Kelly Doust
A must read for the “Divine Obsession.” We all have a love for clothes and this book looks at the fun side of how this love affair with fashion is not only about pretty frocks! Brilliantly funny.
The Satorialist : Scott Schuman
This is technically not my book. I left with it one evening after making a fuss over it at a friend’s house. The owners took pity and decided to let me borrow it for a while – needless to say I have not brought it back! This book needs no introduction – when you go through the pages you will see why everyone loves being photographed by Scott Schuman.
A coffee table book that continues to dazzle us. Vogue has become an icon in its own right and will continue to inspire generations to come. And, let’s be honest, it just looks fab when guests come around….
Helmet Newton – Polaroids
One of the most influential photographers of all time. His pictures are powerful and extremely provocative. When reading it, it definitely brings out your inner eccentricity. Maybe not giving you as many ideas to dress up, but inspiring you nonetheless.
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel : Karen Karbo
Basically a life lesson in Coco Style. Incredibly interesting and funny. Learning about the women who gave is the Little Black Dress and so many other modern day wardrobe lessons. Let’s be honest, if it was not for Coco we would all still be wearing corsets!
The Towering World Of Jimmy Choo – Lauren Goldstein
Giving back the power to the intelligent confident women in the modern world. Why not work your way to the top and look absolutely confident and sexy doing it? Who doesn’t need a whole lot of knowledge about power profits and the pursuit of the perfect shoe?
Parisian Chic – Sophie Gachet
The ultimate universal style guide to the parisian fashionista’s DNA! The “essential look,” the “transforming look,” the “fashion faux pas,” “effortless style” and more! There is even a section in the book called “Beware of good taste!”
I love your style : Amanda Brooks
How to define and refine your personal style. I had a notion the other day to throw out everything in my wardrobe and start from the beginning. Luckily I didn’t go through with it! Amanda Brooks tells us in this amazing book how to reinvent yourself every now and again. Classic, bohemian, minimalistic, street, high fashion and eclectic. Amanda reminds us that there are millions of styles to choose from – just take your pick and see which one suits you the best!