Worn stories / Emily Spivack.
Have you ever thought about what your clothes say about you? Or rather what stories your clothes could tell? That’s, kind of, the idea behind this book, each piece of clothing, especially your very favourites, are a mini memoir of you. Spivak has chosen people to talk about their favourite item of clothing to create an intimate, highly personal telling of individual style or fashion. I think it fits with the evolution of fashion that’s happening – from catwalk and magazine to street style and personal style blogs, from models to real people. Spivak has also created the Smithsonian’s fashion history blog Threaded, so her book fits the intellectual-fashion movement that’s going on too (more on that in Women in Clothes and Why Fashion Matters).
Also, if you want some real (librarian) person style, check out the library’s tumblr. Every week (well, hopefully) you’ll find a librarian wardrobe post (and other Fashion Friday stuff too). Here’s the lovely Francoise.