Friday, December 25, 2015

This Christmas eve you need a good FASHION BOOK!

Christams Eves are cozy nights that most of us spend with our families,we have dinner,spend some quality time together,and then when we go to our rooms,or ''isolate'' ourselves for a moment because family dinners can be super tiering and we need that moment  moment (well,some of us do)  ,we need a good book to keep us company,to relax us,put us in that nice Christmasy feeling,if you have a fierplace - oh the joy,you can sit next to it,sip hot cocoa.... So i was thinking ''what books could i recomend?'' This is a fashion blogg,and what are better books than ones about fashion?

so,here are some i bet you would enjoy



This book is a ''conversation'' about fashion of 639 women (!).
here is a little review from http://ladycollective.com/book-review-women-in-clothes/


Women in Clothes began as a conversation among friends exploring their own personal “whys.” Eager to learn more, Canadian writers Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton sent surveys to their friends, friends of friends, and women they admired. In total, the responses of 639 women appear in the book. The resulting collection of words and images goes far beyond “Who Wore it Best?” columns to illustrate the psychological impetus behind style.
For some, clothes serve as a way of remembering. Think of a time when you’ve hesitated cleaning out your closet, rationalizing decisions to keep ill-fitting items because of the memories they hold. Many women received lessons in fashion from their mothers, as illustrated in the series “Mothers as Others.” For this exercise, contributors were asked to share photographs of their mothers from before they had children and comment on them. While a woman’s style may be influenced by people from her past, how she interprets and presents it remains entirely her own.
Across the boards, women mention the transformative power clothing holds. Trans women discuss the difficulties of passing in a judgmental society and how clothing serves as a comforting suit of armor. Black women converse about the concept of relaxing “good hair,” the personal choice to go natural, and the pressure women feel from both camps. Factory workers in Cambodia explain the cultural caché associated with brightly colored knockoff items purchased at the local market. Regardless of income, the impulse to express oneself through personal style remains strong. While fashion magazines tend to assume women dress for others,Women in Clothes asserts that women gain power and confidence by dressing for themselves.


review : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/11093226/Champagne-Supernovas-by-Maureen-Callahan-fantastically-entertaining.html

Much of this book’s appeal stems from the deliciousness of hindsight. In the opening chapters, for example, we meet Kate Moss as she is being described by a Paris fashion photographer in 1990 as “just another common bitch”.
This is a book about how myths are made. The “champagne supernovas” of the title refer to three things: the mad success of Britpop around the same time, the infamous drink-drug combo (Martini glass full of champagne with cocaine on the rim) and the idea of a “supernova” star that burns itself out (as Jacobs, Moss and McQueen all did at some point). From the beginning, of course, McQueen was the darkest of the three, his obsessions fuelling the originality of his work but always threatening to overwhelm him.
Callahan makes a persuasive case for her subjects’ combined status as the ultimate modern-day fashion royalty. The narrative flits through the three players who are largely separate, but occasionally intersect at parties and shows. 


review: http://www.amazon.com/The-Beautiful-Fall-Fashion-Glorious/dp/0316001856

"Deliciously dramatic... The Beautiful Fall crackles with excitement."-New York Times Book Review

Edith Head dressed some of the most glamorous women of all time,including Elizabeth Taylor ,Sophia Loren, Audrey Heburn. 
Her 1967 tome immortalizes her no-nonsense advice on how to dress your best and develop your personal style.

Do you really need a review to buy this book....really?


Diane von Furstenberg’s new biography (available Oct. 28) tracks her life story— from trailing around a suitcase full of jersey dresses to becoming the CEO of her major, global brand. Not only does The Woman I Wanted to Be tell DVF’s story, it’s also packed with inspiring, insightful advice.











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