April 23 is World Book Day. The United Nations notes that this one is quite important “Now more than ever, at a time when globally most schools are closed and people are having to limit time spent out of their homes, the power of books can be leveraged to combat isolation, to reinforce ties between people, and to expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity.”
You may not be able to go to a bookshop these days but there are handy e-books and online resources to get your hands on some quality literature. Here are my recommendations.
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de La Fressange and Sophie Gachet
Always something to read when you want to learn that effortless Parisian style. Don’t be intimidated.
Bill Cunningham: On the Street
Is there a better way to learn about the importance of true street style? You’ll also see who is truly stylish when caught by the quick lens of this legend.
Grace: A Memoir
Something for those who want or are currently moving within the fashion sphere.
Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes
Something for those who are thinking ahead and want to adapt to the current trends of fashion that is influenced by economics, politics, and the environment.
Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
A good fashion reading this shouldn’t be without a compelling biography on an intriguing and trendsetting designer.
D.V. by Diana Vreeland
Something to read on top of watching “Diana Vreeland – The Eye Has To Travel” for that full fashion insider know-how
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
Learn from the man who pioneered streetwear in its place of birth.
The Fashion Book
For those in want of a quick schooling in the past 200 years in fashion.