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    Fashion Friday

    22.12.17 | Permalink | Comment?


    Attn: RuPaul fans! Find all your fave drag artists and meet some new ones in Drags. Like the queens themselves, this book is beautiful, fun and totally glam.

    Syndetics book coverDrags / photographed by Gregory Kramer ; designed by Rachel Bernstein.
    “-A photo series documenting the drag queens and kings of New York City, through glamorous black-and-white photographs -Appeals to photography and popular culture book buyers and collectors, as well as national and international LGBTQ communities, fashion enthusiasts, and fashion boutiques/home decor stores -Beautifully designed coffee table book Drags is a photo series documenting the drag queens and kings of New York City, shot by director/photographer Gregory Kramer. Presented in the style of classic fashion portraiture, the collection features legends – and up-and-coming legends – in glamorous black and white, full-length studio portraits. Inspired by Irving Penn, each photo brings out the spirit of the performer through subtle pose, gesture and facial expression. Included in the volume are five stories written by vital pillars of the scene. Charles Busch writes about how it feels to be in drag and his utmost respect for female role models, Sasha Velour speaks about the magic and transformative power of drag as an art form, Linda Simpson comments on the generational shift in the community, Goldie Peacock presents a distinct point of view from a drag king, while Sweetie pays homage to the queens who’ve come before.” (Syndetics summary)


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    24.11.17 | Permalink | Comment?

    John Galliano Unseen features the most amazing photos of his work and has a super lush layer of satin over the cover – so glam! If you want to take this out, we recommend bringing your Extra Large Library Bag because this is an Extra Large Book. It’s well worth the lugging though 👌

    Syndetics book coverJohn Galliano : unseen / Robert Fairer ; introduction and collection texts by Claire Wilcox ; with a preface by André Leon Talley.
    “A striking, sumptuous portfolio of catwalk and behind-the-scene images of John Galliano’s highly creative collections for his eponymous label. Robert Fairer’s long stint as backstage photographer for Vogue gives him a unique perspective, and his exquisite photographs of Galliano’s collections, many of which are published here for the first time, offer insights into the extravagance and playfulness of one of the world’s most flamboyant, innovative, and controversial fashion designers at the zenith of his career.” (adapted from syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    17.11.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    This book is shelved in the travel section, but don’t be fooled! It’s the ultimate glam fashion read, featuring all the most chic places to visit in Paris. The pages are gold-edged (yes really) and the illustrations are so gorgeous you’ll want to hang them on your wall.

    Syndetics book coverParis : through a fashion eye / Megan Hess.
    “Paris is an illustrated guide to one of the world’s most-loved fashion cities by one of the world’s most-successful fashion illustrators. In the second of her series of books on classic fashion destinations, Megan Hess takes you on a super stylish adventure through the French capital, showing you the best places for a fashionista to eat, sleep, shop and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.

    Megan’s tour reveals where fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfield, Chistian Dior and Louis-Francois Cartier worked and played, the top restaurants, hotels, boutiques and sites to visit, as well as Megan’s own personal favorite places to shop. This is a must-have insider’s guide to Paris for any fashion lover or Francophile.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    03.11.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Get ready for the sweetest illustrations ever! The author of Know Your Style loves patterns, prints and bold colours, making this book a total dream to flick through. (She also champions flat shoes and layered jewellery; swoon).

    Syndetics book coverKnow your style : mix it, match it, love it / Alyson Walsh ; artwork by Ayumi Takahashi.
    “The biggest fashion conundrum is ‘what goes with what?’ What kind of jewelry goes with certain outfits, what are the best colors to coordinate, what combinations should be avoided, what shoes should be worn with different pant styles, what’s in fashion, and does it really matter? Style maven Alyson Walsh offers simple style formula’s and playful advice to ensure that no matter what you’re wearing, you always look perfectly put together. Chapters cover workwear, weekend wear, layering, tailoring and special events, preparing you for any fashion occasion. Interviews with iconic, creative women take the reader through their favorite outfits in detail and give tips on honing personal style.” (Syndetics summary)


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    27.10.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    This book is GORGEOUS and is full of cute ways to rock a white shirt (or tshirt or tank or singlet). The illustrations are top-notch as well.

    Syndetics book coverThe art of the white shirt : over 30 ways to wear a white t-shirt, blouse or shirt / illustrated by Libby VanderPloeg.
    “White shirts are a classic – they can be dressed up or down, be worn fitted, cropped, or tight, with skirts or jeans, or just on their own, if you’re feeling daring!The Art of the White Shirt is a fun, inspirational book on how to make the most of your white t-shirts, blouses, or shirts. Dress up your white T with some boyfriend jeans, a statement necklace, and a sexy pair of stilettos, or wear it casually with a pair of culottes and your favorite sneakers. Try wearing your white shirt backwards for a fashion statement, or go for a classic look and wear it under your favorite cashmere sweater. Learn how to transform your wardrobe staple with accessories, some key wardrobe pieces, and a little bit of imagination. Beautifully illustrated and featuring 50 ingenious ideas,The Art of the White Shirt is a delightful book.” (Syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    20.10.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    If you’ve never read a biography, this fashion memoir is the perfect gateway read. The tone is inviting and the outfits are amazing – the perfect long weekend indulgence.

    Syndetics book coverWear and tear : the threads of my life / Tracy Tynan.
    “A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes. Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in London in the 1950’s and 60s, privy to her parents’ glamorous parties and famous friends.
    When Tracy started writing about her life she found that clothing was the focus of many of her stories. She recalls her father’s dandy attire and her mother’s Pucci dresses, as well as her parents’ rancorous marriage and divorce, her father’s prodigious talents and celebrity lifestyle, and her mother’s lifelong struggle with addiction. She tackles issues big and small using clothes as an entree–relationships, marriage, children, stepchildren, blended families, her parent’s decline and deaths, and her work as a costume designer are all recounted with humor, with insight, and with the special joy that can only come from finding the perfect outfit.” (adapted from syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    29.09.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Nail your skincare routine and get your makeup looks on point with this sweet new read. Also optional: buy your bodyweight in cosmetics, using the handy product buying guide.


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    18.08.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    If you like books and clothes, you’re probably gonna love this particular book. It chronicles the lives and outfits of famous authors including Sylvia Plath, Patti Smith, Oscar Wilde, Zadie Smith and Hunter S Thompson, as well as the ways they write about clothing and fashion (which is way more interesting than it sounds, just fyi).

    Syndetics book coverLegendary authors and the clothes they wore / Terry Newman.
    “Discover the signature sartorial and literary style of fifty men and women of letters, including Maya Angelou; Truman Capote; Colette; Bret Easton Ellis; Allen Ginsberg; Patti Smith; Karl Ove Knausgaard; and David Foster Wallace; in this unique compendium of profiles–packed with eighty black-and-white photographs, excerpts, quotes, and fast facts–that illuminates their impact on modern fashion.” (adapted from syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    28.07.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    This book is full of the most gorgeous watercolour illustrations EVER. The pretty pages are reason enough to take this book out, but it also celebrates great design, simplicity and timeless style with a “the magic is in your mix” ethos.

    Syndetics book coverClassic style : hand it down, dress it up, wear it out / [interviews and text by] Kate Schelter ; foreword by Andy Spade.
    “A gorgeously illustrated guide to “the classics”: the essential clothes, accessories, beauty products, and timeless everyday objects that define your personal style. In CLASSIC STYLE, fashion expert and illustrator Kate Schelter curates a collection of more than 150 iconic, essential classics– clothes, accessories, beauty products, objects, and travel items that exemplify great design, simplicity, and timeless style. Balancing the trend toward minimalism with a dose of charm and personality, Kate shows you how to develop (and celebrate!) your own style by following an easy mantra: buy less, buy better, reinvent what you already have, and own your look.” (adapted from syndetics summary)


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    Fashion Friday

    14.07.17 | Permalink | Comments Off on Fashion Friday

    Get your Parisienne vibes on lock with this gorgeous new book. Parisian Chic Look Book tells you how to nail a number of looks including ‘Garden party, without going full bloom’ and ‘My ex has invited me to dinner’. Très helpful, non?

    Syndetics book coverParisian chic look book : what should I wear today? / Ines de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet ; photographs, Benoît Peverelli ; direction, Jeanne Le Bault ; Jeanne B. Cheynel, translator.
    “In this sequel to her best seller Parisian Chic , the world’s favorite style icon demonstrates how to achieve her quintessentially Parisian look throughout the year. Her style secrets start with the building blocks of wardrobe staples–an LBD that can be dressed up or down, timeless riding boots you’ll wear for a lifetime, or the perfect pair of jeans–which she combines with panache to suit every situation, adding seasonal items like costume bangles, a top in this season’s on-trend color, or the right shade of lip color.” (Syndetics summary)


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