The latest fashion books of 2011 range from sartorial how-tos, to coffee table adornments, to style-conscious literary theory.
by Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum
Stylelikeu, created by mother-daughter team Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, brings us into the homes—and more importantly the closets—of the most stylish people on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, London, and more.
American Fashion Travel, Designers on the Go
by The Council of Fashion Designers of America
In this gorgeous scrapbook-style compilation, American designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang and Marchesa's Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman share their favorite travel destinations and inspirations. Includes personal photos, drawings and interviews, and a foreward by Diane von Furstenberg.
Drawing Fashion: A Century of Fashion Illustration
by Holly Brubach and Colin McDowell
240 pages showcasing the work of Lepape, Grua, Antonio, Aurore de La Morineriem, Francois Berthoud and many more. From the beginning of the century to present day, this accompaniment to the exhibition at the Design Museum in London celebrates these illustrators' interpretations of designer collections for Dior, Comme des Garcons, Lacroix, Poiret, and many others.
Parisian Chic, a Styleguide
by Ines de la Fressange
Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize.
Chic & Slim Toujours: Aging Beautifully Like Those Chic French Women
by Anne Barone
Anne Barone, who told you how those chic French women eat all that rich food and stay slim, now shares chic French women's secrets for aging beautifully.
Pulp Fashion, the Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
by Jill D'Alessandro
The intricately handcrafted paper fashions of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave will astound readers with their artistry, creativity, and resemblance to the finest couture designs. Elizabethan gowns, Renaissance finery and Fortuny pleats, as well as elaborate headpieces and exquisite footwear, are all part of Isabelle de Borchgrave's oeuvre.
Balenciaga and Spain
by Hamish Bowles
This unprecedented volume accompanies the first exhibition to consider the impact of Spain’s culture, history, and art on one of its greatest designers of the twentieth century, the legendary Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972).
To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
by Lucy Siegle
An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, examining the inhumane and environmentally devastating story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear.
Fashion at Royal Ascot Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style
by James Sherwood
Royal Ascot is a unique occasion in the British social season and arguably the last where formal day dress is still required. This title sweeps through the history of international fashion seen through the prism of this occasion.
Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity
by Dr. R. S. Koppen
Author Koppen places Woolf's writing in the context of contemporary European fashions, sartorial practices and projects of dress reform from the Victorian period to the 1930s.
Style Yourself: Inspired Advice from the World's Fashion Bloggers
Foreward by Jane Aldridge
With mix-and-match tips, trend reports, DIY tricks and creative styling guidance from the world's hottest fashion bloggers, this unique and resourceful volume will equip you to look your own personal best all the time.
What To Wear, Where: The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation
by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr
Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr take a new approach to a traditional style guide by giving readers exactly what they've asked them for-specific advice about how to put together the perfect look for over 50 different social situations, explains what you should wear, what you shouldn't wear, and also shows you exactly what they would wear.
Harper's Bazaar Fashion: Your Guide to Personal Style
by Harper's Bazaar
A beautifully presented style guide packed with color images and advice for women on how to dress to their best for any occasion. The book is filled with photos, including a personal style hall of fame featuring a gallery of celebrities to inspire readers as to what looks good, and how to put pieces together to suit their individual figure and taste.
Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style
by Kate Betts
Betts, a Time style and design contributor has been an avid observer of first lady Michelle Obama’s style since she first stepped into the limelight.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Preface by Andrew Bolton
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic.
Jan Mabry, Red Carpet Bay Area