Here’s what’s on my Chic Lit reading list:
The Jimmy Choo Story- Lauren Goldstein Crowe and Sagra Maceira de Rosen
The success story of the Jimmy Choo brand: A story of ‘love, controversy, fashion, finance, celebrity, power, intrigue and, above all, intense ambition’. After stepping down as the head honcho at the brand, everyone’s eyes are on the belle of the ball- Tamara Mellon. Our ears are perked up for the latest update from the shoe goddess! In the meantime, the book is a good way of catching up on the full story.
Elizabeth Taylor: Her Life in style – Susan Kelly
Need I say anymore? After the demise of the ethereal beauty last year and the legendary auction of her almost invaluable possessions (read bling), the icon has become even more of a mystery. Oh what I’d do to have lived in her shoes for just a day! I’d totally steal Richard Burton and demand an epic romance.
The Little Black Book of Style- Nina Garcia
The title may be a bit of a cliché but I’ve heard the substance is superior! The book’s premise lies in the ‘experiment, storyboard, archive, and play’ tenets of Nina Garcia, who you may remember from Project Runway. The book claims to be consise, handy and helpful… well, we’re about to find out!
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Irreverent – Carine Roitfeld
Described as ‘ Porno- Chic’, this little masterpiece is the handiwork of one of Vogue’s most illustrious Editors in chief- Carine Roitfeld: Parisienne, stylish The book will take us through a visually titillating history of the fashion icon from the early 1990s with Tom Ford at Gucci, Elle, The Face and ofcourse, Vogue Paris. What intrigues me about her is that she’s always been a bit of a fashion rogue and clearly irreverent about it!
A guide to Quality, Taste and Style- Tim Gunn
Now there’s much ado and bravado about this book and I shall make it a point to flip through it only to see what the fuss is about. It’ old news now and I’m a bit wary of ‘fashion gurus’ of the world but even so, I’ll give this one a shot!
Publisher: Abrams Books
All recommendations for chic reads are more than welcome- Do lemme know what you’re reading and gimme your reviews and feedback!