5 Fashion Books Every Stylista Should Own

Stylish reads for you

Fashion is not just one aspect of ourselves, it is a way of life. It says a lot about our personality, wants, needs, and even our aspirations. It becomes a weapon and an armour at times, too. So besides the curated ensembles and styling tips, let's talk about fashion books that you should definitely own to know and master the art of life to simple clothes.

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Anyone who fell in love with fashion probably did so with a copy of Vogue in their hands. So a read that is all about its iconic Creative Director, Grace Coddington, needs a place in a fashionista's bookshelf. In this, Coddington chronicles not just her life in Vogue but also her life journey, including romance, being in the 'it' crowd of the industry, her friendship with Anna Wintour, and more.

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas

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Behind the glamour and the chicness of iconic Parisienne looks, four talented women with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion, and publishing talk about the truths and myths of what it means to be a French woman of today. This goes beyond using clothes as pieces and accessories, and focuses more on how they are witnesses and allies in various life events. 

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, by Andrew Bolton

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Imaginative and provocative — these are just a couple of words to describe the works of the late Alexander McQueen. This book narrates how the designer challenged, questioned, and confronted waves in fashion and made it revolutionary and innovative in his unique way. It's a must-read for anyone who is fascinated by the artistry and philosophy of the talented designer. 

The Little Black Book Of Style by Nina Garcia

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Definitely a stylista classic, this timeless guide is a requirement for anyone who is a fashion lover and enthusiast. From finding your own style to tips on preventing common fashion mishaps to happen, this is a recommended read that can even qualify as a necessity in any fashionista's shelf.

Cupcakes And Cashmere by Emily Schuman

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Style does not end in one's wardrobe.  Following Schuman's popular lifestyle blog of the same name, this book illustrates what it means to have your own sense of style while organising and decorating your home in a similar, stylish and effective manner. This includes DIY projects, beauty hacks and tricks, organisation tips, party ideas, and even recipes that every fashionista will surely enjoy.

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