Do you know where to buy affordable fashion books or magazine? Despite the highly pricable fashion books from Barney and Noble! Or do they have www where they trade or sell it basically e-bay or amazon.
Last edited by Hanne; 09-07-2008 at 01:04 PM.
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can u guys recommand me a good book with fashion illustration/ photos/ layouts? I wanna give it to my cousin as a gift. She might find it usefull is an inspirational foundation for her fashion studies in Vietnam.
I have a long list of fashion and style books that I am considering buying off amazon.com soon but I thought I'd give you the chance to let me know your opinion of them first.
Which books do you own and what do you think of them?
Which ones would you recommend?
Feel free to mention books that aren't on my list below too!
Fashion and style Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag by Michael Tonello A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style) by Tim Gunn Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli A Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Holly Brubach The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own by Nina Garcia That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between by Victoria Beckham The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon
Other French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano Markets of Paris by Dixon Long The Patisseries of Paris: Chocolatiers, Tea Salons, Ice Cream Parlors, and more by Jamie Cahill Chic Shopping Paris by Rebecca Perry Magniant
I was watching Rachel Zoe on Bravo, and was wondering if anyone here recommends a good fashion tip book..I know it's not editorial but it's close! If this is not the right section to post my question..moderators please delete it then.
a good book I would suggest is Deluxe by Dana Thomas.
It is about the big companies like LVMH and such, how they started and have keeping up.
It shows the reality of how fashion business works today, how decisons are taken and why, and who makes them.
a book about money, not about creativity
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Deluxe: How luxury lost its luster -- Dana Thomas
(Very good and informational without being boring. I learned a lot from this book)
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris -- Alicia Drake
Fashion Now - taschen (and Fashion Now 2)
This Little Piggy Went to Prada - Amy Allen
(fun poetry book with nice illustration)
and for fiction:
The Bergdorf Blondes - Plum Skyes
the Shopaholic series - Sophie Kinsella (obviously)
Excess: Fashion and Underground in the 80s is a really cool book with lots of great images (mostly from period magazines & ads) of the main fashion trends of the 80s (power dressing, new wave, japanese avant garde, punk, street fashion, etc) and also essays about and pictures of related trends in areas other than fashion.
Breaking the Mode features gorgeous avant-garde clothes from LACMA's collection
Belgian Fashion Design features dozens of Belgian designers from well-known like margiela, demeulemeester, bikkembergs, etc. to much more obscure. there was a copy at the strand when i went in this weekend. it is worth buying if you are inerested in avant-garde fashion.
if you can find them, old copies of european fashion mags (donna, vanity, vogue italia, etc.) are fun to look at. my favorite publications are back issues of book moda, gap collections (not related to the gap clothing chain!), fashion preview, and other periodicals like these (they are full of hundreds of runway photos for each season).
i've hear great things about this book but it's not strictly about fashion designers
it's called Stylist:The Interpreters of Fashion
here is the link on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Stylist-Interp.../dp/0847829243
and a little intro:
From the editors of Style.com, the hub of runway buzz, comes this savvy look at the individuals who propel the fashion world forward and declare what’s hot and what’s not. Called upon by designers, editors, photographers, and celebrities, stylists have a sixth sense for what is now and next in the fashion ether. Featuring sixteen of today’s top tastemakers, Stylist focuses on these fashion insiders whose precocious sense for the next big thing often results in trends of global proportions. Organized by stylist and featuring the photography of such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, and Annie Leibovitz among others, this book documents the work and contributions of each stylist through photographs of their creative output and inspirations, and illustrates their distinctive taste, individual flair, and talent for igniting global fashion fervor. Selected for their originality and, in many cases, enduring fame, each stylist included in this volume has reached the pinnacle of success in their chosen métier. Author Sarah Mower’s interviews with the most influential stylists distill for us through conversation and example the fine art of the fashion pronouncement and what it means to be at the threshold of the cutting edge.