Thursday, 29 August 2013

Best Fashion Books

After a long day at Fiorelli HQ, sometimes we love nothing more than clambering into bed with a cup of tea and a great fashion read. From the can’t-put-it-down Shopaholic series to style guides and biographies, the best fashion books are engaging, glamorous and thoroughly entertaining.

Stuck on what to read? Here’s our pick of go-to fashion reads:

Best for: Style Inspiration

The Fashion Book by Richard Martin

A whirlwind A-Z of 500 fashion greats who created and shaped fashion history, The Fashion Book is saturated with lustrously glossy images of style icons such as Kate Moss and Brigette Bardot and Designers' works including Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen. Perfect for style ruts and inspirational pick-me-ups, this fashion bible has a permanent place on our bookshelf.

Best for: Fashion-Fiction

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

The first in the collection, this is where Sophie Kinsella’s witty Shopaholic adventure began. For those unfamiliar with the series, the protagonist, Rebecca Blackwood is a London financial journalist who spends her days advising others on how to budget, but here is the crux of the story - underneath the facade, Blackwood is a total shopaholic with mounting debts and a zillion credit cards.

Following Blackwood on her spending spiral makes for a brilliant read that will leave you laughing, cringing and feeling ten times better about that naughty mid-week purchase.

Best for: Biography

The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970’s Paris by Alicia Drake

This beautifully written biography cites the growth of high Fashion Designers Karl Lagerfield and Yves Saint Laurent, from their initial friendship to eventual rivalry. This is more than a tale of two battling Designers though, from hedonism to liberation, it gives readers a dazzling insight into 1970’s life, and is an engrossing read from cover to cover.

We hope that we've provided you with some new reading material ideas, do you have a favourite fashion book that you like to read?

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