I'm someone who absolutely loves all kinds of fashion books, and I am always reading a fashion book. I want to share my knowledge on these books, no matter if they are photography books, books on designers, books with outfits or fashion sketches in them, or any other type of books on fashion. So read my reviews and feel welcome to give me tips on other good fashion books that I have not read yet!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christian Louboutin book

Net-a-Porter keeps getting more new cool books. This is a book released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Christian Louboutin brand, and I think it really is a must read for any fans of the brand.

Just look at how gorgeous it is!

From one thing to another: I have actually purchased some other fashion books recently, so there will be some new reviews coming up soon! (Finally!)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

On my wishlist right now

True British about Alice Temperley, by Alice Temperley, who happens to be one of my favorite designers.

So this book would really be a treat for my eyes! (As far as I understand, it is mostly filled with photos though, so it's not a book to read, more a book to look at)

Available right now at Net a porter. (They are a great online store, but I haven't seen that many books there before, so I think it is wonderful that they are bransching out like this!)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My latest book purchase

Is actually a book that has already appeared on this blog before. (I put it on my wishlist here)

I am talking about the Secrets of Stylists, by Sasha Charnin Morrison.
It's actually not a traditional fashion book in the sense that it is a style guide or anything like that, instead it deals with working as a stylist. But who says all fashion books have to be the same? I personally like that idea, since that profession has always seemed very interesting to me, so it will be great to learn a little bit more about it.

I still haven't started reading it though, so I will have to get back to you with a review a bit later.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I got the book "Parisian Chic - A style guide" by Ines de la Fressange recently, and now I have had a chance to read it.
I expected this book to be a book about the fashion sense of the chic Parisiennes, but actually, it is only part style guide, and not a very original one at that, and part a travel guide to Paris.

Now, I am not saying there is anything wrong with reading about what restaurants to go to in Paris and so on, but it really wasn't what I was expecting from this book, so I have to say I was a bit dissapointed because of that.

The book does, however, have parts that are a very nice read for those mostly wanting to read about fashion as well.
For example, Ines de la Fressange explains why:
Coordinating is a crime, according to Parisians
They love trying out new labels
They don't like looking rich
It is important for them that the garments are comfortable
They love combining black and navy
They plan their clothing purchases
How they mix things up and make them interesting

So I definitely would not say the book was not a good read, or about Parisian chic at all, I just expected there to be MORE of these things in the book.

Either way, if you are a huge fan of Paris, consider getting this book, otherwise, there are better Parisian style guides out there.

(pic from Aestetic Alterations)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Got two new books today

Parisian Chic - A style guide by Ines de la Fressange
Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell (about young Carrie Bradshaw)

I can't wait to read these!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review: The Dress Doctor by Edith Head

I recently got The Dress Doctor - Prescriptions for Style. From A to Z by Edith Head, in an updated version. For those of you who do not know who Edith Head was, she was a legendary costume designer that worked with some of the biggest movie stars of all times in Hollywood. Some of her clients include>
Grace Kelly
Katharine Hepburn
Cary Grant, all known for their great style.

So of course I also wanted to know if I could learn something from such a woman. And boy, could I!
First of all, even if the advice in the book would all have been bad, it was filled with very nice illustrations, which would have made it a pleasure to read anyway.

But the advice in the book is also really cute, quirky, useful and fun, so I really enjoyed this book.
Some of the advice given in this book include:
What to wear to an amusement park
What to wear when you go bowling
How to decide what to wear to formal parties
How to decide what to wear to informal parties
How to choose the right jewels
Advice regarding The Little Black Dress
Maternity Clothing
How to choose the right clothing for your personality

and much more.

So I can highly recommend this book, it really is a must for anyone who collects fashion books, like me!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On my wishlist right now

Secrets of Stylists, by Sasha Charnin Morrison. I spotted it in a book store the other day.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blog tip and Twitter tip

One author I really like a lot is Helena Frith Powell, who used to work for The Sunday Times and write a charming column there called French Mistress. She has also written several books that I really enjoyed, such as Two Lipsticks and a Lover and All You Need to be Impossibly French.

I still haven't read all her books though, I really want to get Ciao Bella, which is a book about Italy, for instance. But nevermind that now, what I really wanted to say, is that I just found out that this great author both blogs (click here for a link to her blog) and Twitters (read a funny post about that here). So if you are looking for fun blogs OR Tweets, check her out!

Heaven Hell and Mademoiselle by Harold Carlton

So Harold Carlton's Heaven Hell and Mademoiselle that I mentioned in my previous post was simply amazing (I finished it a while ago), I highly recommend those who are looking for a fashion themed novel to pick it up, you won't regret it! Not only is the plot very nice, it's really about Chanel, that many of us fashionistas love, so you couldn't ask for more really.

Friday, April 15, 2011

What I am reading right now

At the moment I am reading a piece of fiction, that I love so far: Harold Carlton's Heaven, Hell and Mademoiselle, a novel set in Paris and in the house of Chanel. And that is just as fabulous and glamourous in the book as it sounds! Pick it up if you have the chance!

(pic from Chick Lit Reviews)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fashion bookends with a clever message

Aren't these bookends kind of fashiony? That's what I think anyway...
I would love to get a pair! (I think the message is great as well)

(pic from Luuux)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mad Men - The Illustrated World

So this is not really a fashion book, but I happen to know that a lot of people watch Mad Men for the fashion as well, and since I really love the show, I adored this book as well. It is not identical to the show, but the resemblances are remarkable! So I can almost guarantee that anyone who loves the show, will love the book as well.
It shows you how to decorate like in Mad Men, how to generally live like on the show and of course, how to make those coctails they always drink.

The fashion part is not very extensive though. So if you are mostly into Mad Men fashion, you might be slightly dissapointed by the book, since it covers so much more than that. But all Mad Men fans should still consider getting this book!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why does this blog look all weird?

Well, beats me! But basically, I added some new posts to it, and discovered a bug that added images and stuff from old posts to new posts, which made the whole blog VERY confusing (because the post would be about one book, but then there would be pics of several other books). I tried to fix this, but it all turned out even worse, so I deleted all posts, and now I have to start over.

But no biggie, I still love fashion books, and intend to update this blog with some new reviews very soon. So stay tuned!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A dream come true

To some people, this looks like way too many books, but I think it looks like bliss. Would love to have a room like this one day! (I guess that is the true sign of a book worm??)

(the pic is from The Selby)