12 Books Every Fashion Girl Should Read

Can I call this the sequel to the post on fashion movies you absolutely have to see (you can check it out here)?

On a more serious note though, it does not matter if you are an intern at a magazine, studying to be a fashion designer, you want to expand your knowledge about fashion or you just love to dress up, there is something for everyone in this list.

And we like to think that they will make a good gift for that fashion girl in your life. Check out the list below;

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Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic: This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise.

How To Be A Parisian Wherever You AreHow to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman’s views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour.

Unlock Your Style: Dress to impress without the stress! Fabulous fashion tips from the author of the award-winning StylingYou website.

History of 20th Century Fashion: This book charts the early dominance of couture to the influences of street culture. The narrative is based on a firm understanding of social, economic and technical developments all over the world, and emphasizes the commercial organization of the industry, from designer and textile manufacturer right through to the consumer.

The Fashion Book: Spanning almost 200 years, The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition, is a massive A-to-Z encyclopedia of fashion packed with hundreds of profiles designers, photographers, style icons, models, and retailers.

Fashion A History From The 18th to 20th Century: A book that captures of the elegance, refinement, and invention of three centuries of fashion design.

Fashion Illustration For Beginners: Teaches students how to develop contemporary drawing skills for various fashion figures for men. From expanded Photoshop coverage to more on streetwear and activewear, it addresses current trends in figures, fashions and illustrations.

Fashion Concept to Catwalk: A book that methodically takes the reader through the process of developing and marketing a line of clothing.

The Ellements of Personal Style: 25 modern fashion icons describe how to dress, shop, and live with hundreds of practical tips. A book that celebrates the individual tastes and ways of thinking of creative and successful people as observed by the editors of Elle magazine.

Vogue, The Covers: Since 1892, Vogue magazine covers have presented compelling images of immediate style. And here they are: 300 of the most beautiful covers with the history and stories behind them.

Fashion Photography 101: From award-winning photographer Lara Jade comes this hip how-to guide geared to the aspiring fashion shooter. Lara shares her experience of fashion photography in the digital age, including dedicated sections on retouching, genres of fashion photography, and making the best use of social media.

The Little Dictionary of Fashion: Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips.


There ya have it! Which ones have you read and which ones are you most likely to acquire now? Tell us!


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