I am so excited about this post because I’m sharing two new book finds with you!
There’s nothing quite like a new book – the feel of it, the smell of it, the aesthetic of it.
My whole professional career, up to now, I haven’t really had a collection of books for my studio besides a design/sewing encyclopedia or the like. It wasn’t because I didn’t want one but more because I just hadn’t thought about it that much – if I wanted to know something I just looked it up online.
But going through my studio earlier this week I saw the perfect spot for a small collection of books, and just this past Tuesday I started the collection!
I was in the “big city” and stopped by a bookstore mostly to just browse through the magazines – but I couldn’t resist the urge any longer to go to the sewing/fashion/fashion history section.
In a matter of seconds I eyed the two books I’ll be sharing with you today – I’m in love!
The first book is called “The Lost Art Of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish” by Linda Przybyszewski. Can I just say how utterly fascinating this book is?!
This book is very well written, has photographs of different styles and goes in depth about the women before us who knew how to dress well, stay classy and dress in a style that has since remained timeless.
It’s fascinating history that I think any woman would enjoy, but just a word of caution this is a fairly plump book and holds a lot of information so it may be a great bedtime read if you feel you need to take everything in slowly!
The second book is called “Mademoiselle Coco Chanel And The Pulse Of History” by Rhonda K. Garelick. Oh. My. Goodness. Ya’ll!
A beautiful piece of literature talking about the dignity of timeless classics and the mindset and story of Coco Chanel – a woman who would forever emboss her place in the history of clothing!
This is a fantastic read, and I would suggest it to anyone who is even remotely interested in the history of fashion or timeless classics.
Thus my studio literature collection has begun! I am so excited to finish reading these, and also see what other books I can add in the future!
What book collections do you have, or would like to start? What types of literature do you like to read?
As always, keep it classy and comment below!