art. 6 Fabulous Summer Reads For The Fashion Minded
Add A Little Style To Your Summer Reading List
Looking for a few good books to enjoy at the pool this summer? I've gathered 6 fabulous summer reads for all you fashion-obsessed out there. Enjoy!
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns - Lauren Weisberger
Author Lauren Weisberger revisits her over-the-top characters from The Devil Wears Prada - a sensational anecdote about her time working for Vogue’s Anna Wintour. In her latest novel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, the story starts up 10 years after Andy’s infamous 'middle finger' to top magazine editor and ice queen Miranda Priestly and the world of Runway magazine. Looking for a novel that you can devour in a weekend? Well look no further.
Diane Von Furstenberg And The Tale Of The Empress's New Clothes - Camilla Morton
The Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir Series from fashion writer Camilla Morton puts a new spin on a classic favorite "Once Upon a Time" story, merging with it the real-life story of a famed fashion designer. Luxuriously illustrated by the designers themselves, each story reveals each iconic designer's creative brilliance while also celebrating their unique life and career.
In this contemporary twist on The Emperor's New Clothes, Diane von Furstenberg's iconic prints and bright color palette are orchestrated with signature DVF spirit, elegance and immense allure. Not only do her illustrations divulge all that is spectacular about her, they expose all that is very real, as well.
Alexander McQueen: The Life And The Legacy - Judith Watt
Judith Watt, a leading fashion historian and close personal friend of her brilliant, tragic subject, offers a close-up backstage look at the life, legacy, and visionary genius of Alexander McQueen.
From his East London childhood to his explosive, game-changing fashion career to his shocking suicide at the age of forty, Watt’s Alexander McQueen features revealing commentary and intimate perspectives by those who were closest to the fearless, groundbreaking designer—including milliner Philip Treacy, stylist Katy England, photographer Nick Knight, as well as friends and collectors Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and Daphne Guiness—and stunning, photographs, many never before seen, of some of his most remarkable designs and intricate apparel.
The Style Mentors: Women Who Define The Art Of Dressing Today - Elyssa Dimant
In The Style Mentors, fashion aficionado Elyssa Dimant profiles more than 80 famous contemporary women with eminent style, offering style-conscious women role models for the here and now. The book concentrates on eight signature looks that have given substance to fashion resilience—icon, maverick, bohemian, gamine, siren, minimalist, rocker, and classic—and demonstrates how to achieve it by analyzing the style of today’s trendsetters in those categories as well as that of powerful icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Coco Chanel.
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genious, And The Glorious Excess In 1970s Paris - Alicia Drake
The Beautiful Fall, written by Alicia Drake, set in 1970s Paris when fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition.
At the center of it all were fashion's most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention. The infamous rilvary divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring feud is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty.
The Vogue Factor: From Front Desk To Editor - Kristie Clements
In May 2012 Kirstie Clements was unceremoniously sacked after thirteen years in the editor's chair at Vogue Australia. Here she tells the story behind the headlines, and takes us behind the scenes of a fast-changing industry. During a career at Vogue that spanned twenty-five years, Clements rubbed shoulders with Karl Lagerfeld, Kylie Minogue, Ian Thorpe, Crown Princess Mary, Cate Blanchett, and many more shining stars.
From her humble beginnings growing up in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney to her brilliant career as a passionate and fierce custodian of the world's most famous luxury magazine brand, Clements warmly invites us into her Vogue world, a universe that brims with dazzling celebrities, fabulous lunches, exotic locales and of course, outrageous fashion. Amidst the exhilaration and chaos of modern magazine publishing and the frenzied demands of her job, Clements is always steadfast in her dedication to quality. Above all, she is always Vogue.