December Fashion and Beauty Edit

Check out our latest fashion and beauty edit! There’s a strong focus on eco fashion this month as well as natural approaches to beauty, makeup and hair care. Our favourite pick this round is Chinatown Pretty – it’s full of the most amazing street style photos as well as sweet and touching stories of the seniors themselves. Place your reserve to have a look through it yourself.

Wear, repair, repurpose : a maker’s guide to mending and upcycling clothes / Fulop, Lily
“In with the old, out with the new–reclaiming your closet and reducing fashion waste starts here. Repair your favorite socks with style, add flair with personalized patches, and turn ripped jeans into an embroidered masterpiece. For beginner and experienced makers, Lily Fulop’s guide to mending and upcycling is your colorful companion to ditching fast fashion and extending the lifecycle of all your favorite clothes.” (adapted from catalogue)

Chinatown pretty : fashion and wisdom from Chinatown’s most stylish seniors / Lo, Andria
“Humans of New York meets Advanced Style in Chinatown for a celebration of Chinese American culture, active old-age, and creative style. Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns. This is a celebration of Chinese-American culture, active old-age, and creative style. ” (adapted from catalogue)

The chiffon trenches : a memoir / Talley, André Leon
“From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this deeply revealing memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how Andr not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived–despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry–to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion.” (adapted from catalogue)

Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy / Burgess, Rebecca
“There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor, and human health. Even those who value access to safe, local, nutritious food have largely overlooked the production of fiber. In Fibershed readers will learn how natural plant dyes and fibers such as wool, cotton, hemp, and flax can be grown and processed as part of a scalable, restorative agricultural system.” (adapted from catalogue)

The Scandinavian skincare bible : the definitive guide to understanding your skin / Gillbro, Johanna
“The Swedish bestseller that will revolutionise the way you treat your skin. Beautiful, healthy skin is a holy grail for teens with acne and adults with wrinkles alike, and multi-step beauty routines are all the rage. Using cutting-edge research about the microbiome, as well as the relationship between gut health and skin, The Scandinavian Skincare Bible challenges how we look at beauty today.” (adapted from catalogue)

The botanical beauty hunter : natural recipes and rituals for skincare, haircare and cosmetics / Dixon, Maddy
The Botanical Beauty Hunter addresses beauty from the inside out with sustainable, healthy, and natural choices for our skin-care and cosmetics that will enhance beauty at any age. The Botanical Beauty Hunter is a practical guide filled with recipes, advice and the secrets behind everything natural beauty, from ancient Ayurvedic beauty rituals to superfoods to eat for healthy beautiful skin.” (adapted from catalogue)