6 books every fashion girl needs to buy now!
“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” ~Edna Woolman Chase
You might not be able to purchase style in the form of clothes, shoes and accessories, but these 10 books can definitely inspire and augment your inner aesthetic and fashion style.
1) Fashion by DK
Fashion traces the transformation of style and costumes over the past 3000 years. The book comes with a foreword by the very own Caryn Franklin, serving as ‘your own personal fashion show through history.’
Fashion renders over 1,500 garments and costumes from across the globe in the form of striking photography and archived imagery. Moreover, the book also comes with special features on renowned fashion icons in the industry such as Alexander McQueen and Jackie Onassis.
2) Fashion that changed the world by Jennifer Croll
Fashion that changed the world serves as an encyclopedia of every great milestone in the fashion industry such as Vogue’s first cover and the manifestation of ready to wear clothing.
The book discusses decades of fashion history along with contemporary fashion with topics ranging from Elizabeth 1’s ‘Mask of Youth’ to the meat dress adorned by Lady Gaga. With a number of full bleed pages, exquisite photos and essays, this book is a wonderful guide on the history of fashion.
3) Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess
Along with fashioning her trademark tweed jackets and little black dresses, Coco Chanel has shaped the idea of luxury and style in the world of fashion.
This book features magnificent illustrations by Megan Hess that render iconic moments in the history of the brand such as the life of Coco Chanel and the essence of Karl Lagerfeld as the creative director for Chanel. The book also features illustrations of quintessential Chanel products such as their luxurious handbags, perfumes and little black dresses as well as quotes from Chanel and Lagerfeld themselves. Buy this book to step into the magical world and history of Coco Chanel as well as the iconic brand itself.
4) The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion
Struggling with interning in the fashion industry? Do you also dream of making it big in the world of fashion? Buy this book to indulge in a blend of alluring photographs and important career advice.
Divided into 6 sections; designers, editors, beauty, stylists, photographers and models, the book features profiles on renowned icons in each field such as Mark Jacobs and Bruce Weber. The book also features interviews and advice from assistants and others just starting out in the industry. Buy this book for an insider’s knowledge of what it takes to make it in the fashion industry,
5) The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior
Buy this bestselling book by Christian Dior now in a special edition that is cloth bound. This book is inscribed and illustrated with style and fashion advice by the renowned designer, Christian Dior.
The book is described to be of ‘great practical use to women,’ due to its many explanations of everyday fashion conundrums such as how to walk gracefully and how to tie a scarf.
6) My Wonderful World of Fashion: A Book for Drawing, Creating and Dreaming by Nina Chakrabarti
Do you want a fashion colouring book for fashionistas of all ages? My wonderful world of fashion serves as a notebook for fashion girls where they can doodle, colour and discover what inspires them.
This book encourages a great deal of creativity and thinking by delivering pages filled with unfinished deigns and tasks that inspire the readers to delve into the world of fashion and create art.