Over the last month or so, I’ve gotten again into the addicting habit of reading. It’ s something I’ve always enjoyed (ever since I was a little kid) but in the last couple of years I just hadn’t been able to dedicate the time it deserves. I’m always reading something, but lately I was reading a book every two or three months. Ugh, boring!
Now I’m sudendly binge reading again. I’m writing this blog post because I LOVE seeing what other people are reading and always take notes of future books to be read, so hopefully you will enjoy it too. Most of these books can be read simultaneously since all of them except one are graphic/coffee table-ish books. These are all fashion-related (and I’m kind of late to the party to some of them, but oh well) I‘m craving some good fiction now.
1.- “The end of fashion” by Teri Agins.
I’m still in the process of reading it. I usually read more than one book at the time. So far, I find it super informative and entertaining. I found a better description over on Amazon.com “The End of Fashion, Wall Street Journal, reporter Teri Agins astutely explores this seminal change, laying bare all aspects of the fashion industry from manufacturing, retailing, and licensing to image making and financing. Here as well are fascinating insider vignettes that show Donna Karan fighting with financiers,the rivalry between Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and the commitment to haute couture that sent Isaac Mizrahi’s business spiraling.”
2.- “How to be Parisian wherever you are” Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas, Caroline de Maigret.
Reading it is like opening a box of macarons. It has so many insights about the Parisian femmes and it’s a bit like a collage of different stories/scenarios/perspectives. Awesome graphics and photos. I couldn’t put it down! My favorite part is the two pages dedicated to the Summer/Winter in Paris palette. ♥ My studio mate Barbara saw it in my studio, started reading it and had to borrow it over the weekend since she wasn’t able to put it down either.
3.- “Love x Style x Life” Garance Dore.
In my opinion is a bit coffee table-ish but in a different format. My least favorite of the list, but don’t get me wrong it’s still a fresh and chic read. Her illustrations are amazing and the photos are beautiful too.
4.- “Nasty Galaxy” by Sophia Amoruso.
This is an actual coffee table book (and a very photogenic one) I read it in maybe 30 minutes the very same Saturday afternoon it was delivered in my home (perfect timing!). Super entertaining, and the illustrations by Tuesday Bassen are beyond cute. If you like Sophia’s/NastyGal/Girlboss aesthetics you are definitely be going to like it.
And also, I have some chic bookmarks in my shop in case you need some 🙂
Do you have any favorite books that you want to share with me?
I’d love to read all about them in the comments.