Saturday, 24 January 2015

Fashion by the book

As you may have noticed, I've been really rubbish at blogging recently. I have just started a Fashion & Personal Styling course on the side of working full time, as well as trying to keep my social life - it is do-able but by the time I get round to taking blog photos, the appropriate light has vanished.

I'm a well known rubbish reader, apart from magazines, I could read them all day. Although, seeing as I am currently studying, I felt it was only necessary to buy some fashion books in order to inform myself further and learn the inside tips and tricks of the industry. If there's one thing the internet is lacking it's a selection of reviews on fashion books, now usually an extensive search of google means you can find exactly what you're looking for, in this case, I didn't have much luck, but then again can you really base your choice on what someone else thinks? The said person could be totally opposite to you and for instance, what you love, someone may hate? Food for thought. I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, although I think it plays a big part on the initial decision. I learnt that I love a nice book cover.

Here are the 5 books I purchased:
(WHSmith have 30% off running at the mo - love a discount!)

1) The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior
2) How to be Parisian: Wherever You Are
3) The Little Black Book of Style
4) Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic

I already had the two below:

6) IT by Alexa Chung - I loved this book it's a great insight into Alexa's world.. perfect if you're nosey like me. It's also full of fabulous pictures.

7) British Fashion Designers - Aside from the beautiful cover (you can never go wrong with Mossy) this is an informative book on the influential designers including Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. The go to for everything you need to know, including visual examples of collections. 

I've seen 'How to be Parisian: Wherever You Are' all over social media and had to jump on the bandwagon because I was so intrigued. The first book I've started reading is Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic and I love it, Parisian women always seem to get it right so we may as well learn from the best?

I'm actually excited to read the others, first time for everything and all that. 



  1. Good for you Jess!! Hope the course gors well for you xx

    1. Thanks lover! hope you're well, we'll catch up soon xxx


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