Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Wishlist Book Talk #10

Do you have a budding fashionista at home?  Intrigued by fashion yourself or know someone who is and need a little guidance?

The Fashion File by Janie Bryant with Monica Corcoran Harel has recently released and would fit the bill.  Bryant opens the closets on Mad Men, and takes the lessons learned into a place the modern woman can utilize.

Another fun and interesting fashion read is Fifty Dresses That Changed the World from the Design Museum.  There's also a shoe one and for anyone interested in fashion and how important it actually is will like reading these books.

How about some advice from a designer.  One I recently quoted in regards to writing and possibly covers [although I can't remember where] as well is Coco Chanel.  A book that came out last year, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman, could be the best choice of all.

Oh, the quote went something like:  Before you leave, look in the mirror, and take one thing off.  Makes sense to me.

Maybe the good life is what the fashionista is interested in, discovering snippets of chicness past and often forgotten.  If that's the case then the recently released Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins is the perfect match.

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