Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Fashionista's Reading List: Winter 2015

October seemed to be the month of coffee table books for fashion designers and color gurus. Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Pantone, and Kate Spade all had coffee table books released on fresh off the heels of Fashion Month. Winter-y months call for cups of peppermint hot chocolate and overcast afternoons/evenings spent snuggled in uber-soft blankets and throws. At times, that means you need to prop up your laptop and open up your Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video tab to binge watch whatever show or genre of movies your obsessed with at the moment. Other times, that means it's time to find a good book and flip through the pages nobody's business. For both the Summer and Fall reading lists on A Glamorous Revelation, the selection has been a mix of novels, autobiographies, industry tell-alls, and inspirations stories. However, this winter is bound by coffee table books -- high fashion and ultra inspirational coffee table books to be specific. Be warned: prepare your Amazon cart now.

DVF: Journey of a Dress
"In 2014, DVF celebrated the 40th anniversary of the wrap with a retrospective exhibition, Journey of a Dress, in Los Angeles. In galleries wrapped in print and color, visitors were immersed in the world of DVF. Now, Journey of a Dress has been immortalized in this striking book that lets the reader fully experience the exhibition through its three parts: the timeline, the wrap army and the art salon. The definitive history of the little dress that started it all, Journey of a Dress is a private tour, a lookbook, an art book and a history lesson, all captured in one beautiful, full-colorful volume."

Tory Burch: In Color
 "The book is organized by color, each one brought to life through images of her collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leaders — many of whom are interviewed within. The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in Tory's life influenced her collection, company and philosophy. The foreword is written by Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, and the cover features Damien Hirst's Beautiful Primal Urges Rug."

Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design
"Follow global color authority Pantone on this vivid journey through the rich history of color in fashion. Favorite hues and their appearances across the decades are profiled in informative text and copiously illustrated by runway photos and archival images. Track Bright Marigold from its heyday in the 1940s as Hermès' identifying hue to its showstopping appearance in Carolina Herrera's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, and trace Cyber Yellow from 1960s mod style to Anna Sui's 1990s punk-inspired looks."

Kate Spade New York: Places to Go, People to See
"following our bestselling things we love, places to go, people to see is a look at the stylish places around the world that inspire the kate spade new york lifestyle. featuring vibrant photography, old-world glamour, a dash of charm, inspirational quotes and words of travel wisdom, places to go, people to see will have you booking a plane ticket the moment you finish turning the pages."