Seeking some style inspiration to take you into the new season? Get your paws on one of these beautiful books for your coffee table and fall in love with fashion all over again. Then, prepare to shop.
Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiosities by Kate Spade New York, Deborah Lloyd
Back before the days of Pinterest, the creative team behind this quirky brand collected curiosities (handwritten notes, photographs, doodles, etc.) on their blog. The selection find a new home in this compilation in celebration of their 20th anniversary. 20 chapters (think: a well-placed bow and all that glitters), include practical tips for entertaining, decorating, and dressing according to Kate Spade.
Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin and Phillippe Garcia
This book captures snapshots of the fashion mogul’s life during his days as a freelance designer (for Chanel and Yves St. Laurent), as a shoe-shop owner in Paris, up to the days of designing shoes that “brought the stilletto back in fashion” in the 1990’s. The book is divided into 6 chapters, including a biography of the designer’s life life, a spotlight on his boutiques around the world, interiors of his homes across the world, and more.
IT by Alexa Chung
Somewhere between a style guidebook and a coffee table book, this book by Alexa Chung, (model / TV personality / fashion darling and muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld), includes a selection of style-related writings, drawings, and photographs. If you’re fascinated by the “It girl” phenomenon, you’ll get a kick out of this.
Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey, Stephen Gan, Elizabeth Hummer
This striking book is a celebration of Glenda Bailey’s 10 years as editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, the longest-running fashion magazine in America. Including over 300 photos that were included in the magazine under Bailey’s direction – SJP on the Brooklyn Bridge, a pink-haired Gaga, and Natalie Portman in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress – this book chronicles the best fashion of our time.
The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior
In this petit handbook, Christian Dior divulges the “secrets of style that no woman should be without.” From how to walk with grace to how to tie a scarf to tips on travelling, the reader gets to know the 3 fundamentals of Dior’s philosophy of fashion – simplicity, grooming, and good taste.
For more show-stopping style books for you, or a stylish pal’s coffee table (or kitchen table, or bookshelf, or bedside table), check out this selection of beauties.