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GREAT FASHION BOOKS
By: Hanna Miller
iana Vreeland, the renowned fashion editor who worked for
Harpers Bazaar and Vogue for over fifty years, once said, “You
can see the approaching revolution in clothes. You can see and
feel everything in clothes.” Vreeland understood that fashion, like
all art, can capture ideas, inspire rebellions, and start cultural
movements. That is what made her great. Five years before her
death in 1989, Vreeland documented her fabulous life in the
book DV. Vreeland lived fashion and she lived it in every detail –
she used to have even her nightgowns individually altered.
The excellence of all the details together made up Vreeland’s
novel life. Reflecting her life, her autobiography is not in
chronological order, or any order for that matter, but is merely
a conversational collection of anecdotes and observations that
made up her world. The result is delightfully superficial, gloriously
ridiculous, and dazzlingly glamorous.
The more recent I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks is an
excellent guide for anyone who is not quite sure what to wear or
how to wear it. She wastes no time listing the rules that everyone
has already heard (so called essentials like LBDs and trench coats
and evaluations of what each body type is allowed to wear).
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Rather, she splits her book into chapters that portray the key pieces that define Classic, Bohemian, Minimalist, Street, High Fashion,
Cheap Chic, and Vintage. It is the lazy woman’s guide to looking not just good but styled. It includes stories, shopping lists, and
homework assignments. The best part of the book is the pictures. There are over 400 photographs that document the flair of
stars, performers, supermodels, and fashionistas for decades. I Love Your Style does not just encourage women to conform to
specified sets of clothes, but offers innumerable tips on discovering personal style. It is an admirable handbook for even the most
original trendsetter because it is necessary to know the rules before breaking them.
To those who are seriously interested in the fashion industry, Teri Agins’s fatalistic expose The End of Fashion beckons. Agins has
worked on the fashion section of the Wall Street Journal for twenty years, studying trends since the early nineties. In seven well
researched essays, she observes the fashion world from a business perspective. Beginning in Paris in the 1950s, she explains how
designers were first pressured to make their styles “more wearable, less pricy” and goes on to document all aspects of the fashion
industry from image making to finance. She calls to attention to the current crisis of how big businesses have forced a select few
designers to dictate the trends for everyone. At the same time, the mass marketing stifles the designers’ creativity with the
necessity of creating a unique, wearable brand. The consumers decide exactly what they want to wear and how much they want
to pay for it. The End of Fashion is a fascinating read for those involved in the industry, enlightened consumers, and anyone who
wants a deeper look at how fashion works.
BEST SUNGLASSES FOR YOUR
With summer in full swing, nothing is hotter than a fashionable
pair of sunglasses. With so many brands and styles available,
the options can be overwhelming. Just as we are often told to
keep our face shape in mind when choosing hairstyles, certain
types of frames bring out the best qualities in certain face shapes.
First, determine your face shape! You have a square-shaped
face if your face is almost as wide as it is long.
25 GREAT FASHION JEWELRY
We gathered 25 great fashion jewelries from the worlds amazing
designers both new and established. From Bounkit’s gorgeous
purple necklace to Calinana’s one of a kind bracelets, Laura
James’ vintage inspired collections, Joanna Morgan’s one of a kind
ring and Dannijo’s exquisite pieces in the worlds most vibrant
stones. This collectiion will surely inspire you.
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