I'm someone who absolutely loves all kinds of fashion books, and I am always reading a fashion book. I want to share my knowledge on these books, no matter if they are photography books, books on designers, books with outfits or fashion sketches in them, or any other type of books on fashion. So read my reviews and feel welcome to give me tips on other good fashion books that I have not read yet!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review: How to be Parisian wherever you are

I love the style of Parisiennes, so I have read quite a few books about their style and secrets by now. Still, whenever a new one comes out, I still feel the need to get that book too. And sometimes it actually pays off! For instance, when I got the book "How to be Parisian wherever you are", written by not one, but 4 Parisiennes (Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Anne Berest), I was pleasantly surprised.

Here is why:
First of all, even the look of this book is very Parisian, and so are the images in it. This might sound like something you could always expect from a Paris related book, but believe me, it is very often not the case as well. So I loved the sleek and minimalistic look of this book, besides its contents, as well.
Second of all, this book is written in a format that most people who read blogs will recognize, with top lists, summaries and how to guides. Not everyone will appreciate this, but I do, since it definitely makes the book easier to read, if you don't have time to read it all in one go.

The book also touches on topics that are not always featured in Paris style book, such as:
- What Parisian men think of Parisian women
- How the most famous and iconic Parisiennes were actually not from Paris, or even French
- How to maintain an air of secrecy, even in today's social media infused world
- How to host a dinner party
- Parisian snobbisms
- What Parisiennes read
and much more.

That said, this book is not only about how Parisiennes dress, but also about how they behave in relationships, what they do in their free time and other similar topics as well. I personally like that, since only reading about their looks can get a bit boring after a while, if you've read several books on this topic, like I have.
 (There is a lot of stuff about fashion and dressing, too, though, I would say around 40 % of the book is about that, so if you are only into that part, this book may still be worth getting, but there are other books that are only about that, if you prefer that)

I would definitely recommend this book to others as well, and I am pretty sure I will re-read it, maybe even pretty soon!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the ultimate Style Statement

I don't think this has been mentioned on this blog before (even though I have mentioned it on some of my other blogs) but I am actually pregnant, expecting my first child. This is why I have been reading slightly different books than usual lately, including one on pregnancy style and fashion, by Amy Tara Koch, called Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the ultimate Style Statement.
This book basically shares a lot of tips regarding how you can still look cute and fashionable, even though you are pregnant, and I liked that theme. I also liked the many practical examples, this is not a general or inspirational book, you get some very concrete ideas as well, which was nice.
So I definitely think Bump It Up could be a very good book to read, especially for first time mothers, early on in their first pregnancy. I assume once you're pregnant again for the second or third time etc., you will have found your own tips to live by. But if you haven't, this book might definitely be of help!