20.12.12

fashion books (part 2)

Here are some more books I can recommend you if you are looking for fashion related literature.

Wonderland (2004)
"... you stay in wonderland, and I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." A pretty accurate quote for this book as it shows a dark and surreal world of dreams, imagination and divinity about fashion. It is an absurd collection of fashion photography, graphic design, illustration and fine art. Obscure and inspirational.






The Shoes of Salvation (2004)
A cute and adorable story about women and their shoes. It illustrates in a perfect way, why we simply must buy the hundredth pair of shoes. A sweet gift for your fashion lover friend or girlfriend. Or for the guy who doesn't understand our devotion to shoes.







Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers (2008)
This is an amazing collection of sketches, drawings and illustrations from the top 50 of the designers of our time. Top names from famous Karl Lagerfeld to new and upcoming Roksanda Ilincic are represented in their own and distinctive style.







Pretty Women: Clothes, Women, Stories (2010)
Unfortunately this book only exists in German and although it contains full page images it would be a pity if you couldn't read the text next to it. The book displays the most iconic pictures of style and stars. Madonna in her legendary bustier, Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress and Jackie Kennedy in the outfit she wore when her husband was shot, these are only a few of the stories explained in this book. That's why I love this book; you can go back in history and have a short and simple explanation what happened in this picture and why.


101 Things I learned In Fashion School (2010)
I only just bought this book in New York, and haven't read it yet, so I can't give you a personal opinion on it. It looks very amusing though, with an illustration and a lesson on each double page. I think it is mainly well done to refresh some information you learned in school.



Click here for the first part of the fashion book list!

1 comment:

  1. omg! want them all!
    p.s.1 can't wait for my notebook!!!!
    p.s.2 don't miss my gie away!
    kisses!

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