extra, extra, read all about it! (this summer!)

Updated on May 26, 2010
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catsywinx7 's thoughts:

With spring and fall as bookends, summer is arriving. It’s easy for us to find reasons to be outside and bask in the warm sunshine. One good reason? Fashionable summer reading to update yourself on the things that inspire you.

Here are my top fashion books that have debuted within the past year that I recommend for this summer.
Read them and look hot while doing so (with sunscreen of course)!

1. Fashion Design Course by Steven Faerm: From the aspiring fashion designer to the fashion inspired, this book shows one how to develop one’s own portfolio for a designer collection. Faerm, who has worked for designers such as Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan, details this book with recommendations from fashion industry professionals, the lowdown on fabrics and trends, and practical tutorials to sharpen your expertise in fashion design.

2. The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping by Melody Fortier: Who doesn’t like discovering a clothing treasure at an unbelievable and affordable price? For the vintage clothing enthusiast, this book offers almost a couple hundred pages of guides and visuals to vintage boutiques, the breakdown by decade of vintage couture, and hints to get the most out of your pocketbook for those rare and lovely finds. [photo courtesy of Quirk Books]

3. WhoWhatWear by Hilary Kerr and Katherine Power: Known for their blog featuring runway and celebrity style insight, the pair demonstrates how what you see on the red carpet and the catwalks can be translated into your closet. With illustrative tips and resourceful references, WhoWhatWear is a girl’s best friend when it comes to high fashion.

4. You Know You Want It by Eric Daman: So at least almost every girl enamored with fashion has seen or heard of the television series, “Gossip Girl.” And at least most of these girls in that assortment drool over the outfits featured in the show. The stylist for the show, Eric Daman, had his own book debut at the end of last year. It includes his recommendations and personal thoughts regarding style. It’s a bookshelf staple for any girl that xoxo’s with New York’s Upper East Side. [photo courtesy of Clarkson Potter]

5. Dreaming of Dior by Charlotte Smith: With hundreds of drawings of dresses from the Darnell collection, each dress is featured with its own story spanning the time period from 1790 to the early 1990’s. Get ready to be lost in an exquisite world of designer and vintage dresses that curator Charlotte Smith inherited from her godmother, Doris Darnell. [photo courtesy of Atria Books]

6. The Sartorialist by Scot Schuman: For those who are more fascinated by pictures than words, this is a book that captures the ingenious photography and fashion eye of Scot Schuman, most famous for his blog titled identically to his book. The moments in life photographed in this book and Schuman’s commentary paired with them are timeless.

Happy fashionable reading!

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COMMENTS (38)

hiiicindy
hiiicindy on August 24
Lovely!!!
finerose
finerose on July 11
fave! so pretty:)
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on June 25
YOU LOOK SO SUPER CUTE N SWEET
cecilangelineturla
cecilangelineturla on June 21
this is one of my favorite soo far
Narmina
Narmina on June 13
This outfit is incredibly chic! You look so hot and stylish! And by the way, the books you recommended are really useful (well..I think so:)) I hope to find something from this here in my country or from online store
catsywinx7
catsywinx7 on June 13
Thank you darling! Glad my book reviews help- happy reading!
WOOFitsELAINE
WOOFitsELAINE on June 12
i loooove your heeeels
Kana
Kana on June 10
cute!
JovinaL
JovinaL on June 05
gorgeous! love your heels!
detroithey6
detroithey6 on June 03
This is so cute love your shoes
adrienne22
adrienne22 on June 02
Love your shoes! cute outifit
districtofchic
districtofchic on May 31
I love that blouse!
stephaniex3
stephaniex3 on May 31
Gorgeous! love how you used the necklace as a belt
TamQuoia
TamQuoia on May 30
i love love love your heels!
rosebergez
rosebergez on May 30
Great style!
strawberrt
strawberrt on May 30
cute top!
iluvfashion
iluvfashion on May 28
very cute shoes, love it!
StyleFrost
StyleFrost on May 28
I love your blouse, love the lace!
heizelacasio
heizelacasio on May 28
love all your pictures--always looking at it...you are pretty dear
TheBestOfLily
TheBestOfLily on May 28
lovee your shoes hun.
Akjana
Akjana on May 28
chic!
hellojanina
hellojanina on May 28
looove your top!
LexaaFtNerd
LexaaFtNerd on May 27
SUPER SUPER SUPER LOVE your outfit :)
thebluemonster
thebluemonster on May 27
gorgeous
jtodd
jtodd on May 27
you look AMAZING! love the blouse!
Sparklz
Sparklz on May 27
i LOVE that top! I haven't seen in on the Canadian xxi site though =(
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on May 27
you look so sweet! i love the top!
ConcreteJungle
ConcreteJungle on May 27
cutex33
LizzyandLace
LizzyandLace on May 27
i love those shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on May 27
great feature on CHIC reads for summer!
rockjazz
rockjazz on May 27
oh-so-CHIC!!
LittleFemale
LittleFemale on May 27
Love the outfit so much! Your shoes are really cute!
CalifornianDreams
CalifornianDreams on May 27
supercute look!!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on May 27
omg, that blouse is gorgeous and l love those shorts too <33
crystaldots
crystaldots on May 27
VERY VERY CUTE!!!!! I definitely think #3 is the best book there.
gixxy
gixxy on May 26
I read dreaming of dior! Illustrations and stories are awesome! btw great outfit!
mashmallow
mashmallow on May 26
love love love the top!
demonie26
demonie26 on May 26
love your top and shoes..:D a very interesting list of books..:D will take note of it..:D
avipie
avipie on May 26
love your top!
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