Christmas Gifts - Book Ideas

If you were to write a Dear Santa letter, what would you ask for? 

Here are some book ideas for inspiration if you are drawing a blank: 

It by Alexa Chung (2013)   

The book contains beautiful photos, stories of style inspirations and icons, lots of tips and advise, such as getting dressed in the morning and how to take a good selfie!

Review: "If you love Alexa Chung, buy it. If you are interested in fashion and style, buy it. If you're after a book full of pretty pictures and inspo, buy it." Cosmopolitan

Has been published in both hardback and paperback versions.  

Unlock Your Style: Every woman can look good and feel confident  by Nikki Parkinson (2014)

You Are What You Wear: What your clothes reveal about you by Dr Jennifer Baumgartner (2012)

Taken from his very popular blog, Ari has released a book celebrating "the confidence, beauty, and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously." He was inspired by his grandmother's sense of personal style and vibrancy of other seniors. The book showcases women with unique style expressions from elegant all the way through to creative and dramatic.  

Review: "Advanced Style" likely owes its rapid ascent in part to the dearth of attention paid anyone over 30 in popular culture. How the opportunity was missed is anyone's guess: According to 2010 census estimates, Americans 65 and older constitute 13 percent of the population. Those 45 and over -- still two to three times the age of most female models -- constitute more than 39 percent." New York Times

Available in hardback.        (This book is under my tree!) 

Fashionista: A Century of Style Icons by Simone Werle (2009)  

The Satorialist by Scott Schuman (2009)  Vol 1 & 2 

(Perhaps you may prefer their other titles "Fifty Bags...", "Fifty Hats..." or "Fifty Shoes...") The Design Museum is passionate about contemporary design and how it relates to everday life.  They have written these books exploring the iconic garments / accessories and their designers who have influenced modern design. 

The Design Museum has also published a series called "Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950's" through to the 1990's. So, if you have an interest in a particular decade, maybe these books are for you.

Available in hardback.