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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)

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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If you like getting beauty product recommendations from an actual, real person then you’ll like this book. It features dozens of women talking about their favourite skincare and makeup products and has a pretty amazing lineup of women too; including musicians, actresses, athletes and models. This book is refreshing as it’s women talking about the products they actually use – yass queens!

Syndetics book coverSkin deep : women on skin care, makeup, and looking their best / Bee Shapiro ; principal photography by Elizabeth Lippman.
“In this collection of more than 40 columns, New York Times beauty writer Bee Shapiro gets the world’s most photographed people to share their most intimate rituals: daily skin care regimens, opinions on makeup, hair care, diet and exercise, and the way beauty has evolved for each person over the course of his or her life. You’ll learn how Kylie Jenner gets Instagram-ready; the preferred face mask of supermodel Natalia Vodianova; what beauty staples Olympian Allyson Felix uses off the track; and exactly what makes Martha Stewart’s skin-care regimen cost $2,000.” (adapted from syndetics summary)

Fashion Friday

The illustrations in this book are soooo beautiful. Ranging from 1900 to the present day, they are definitely the prettiest thing that will happen to you this week.

Syndetics book cover100 years of fashion illustration / Cally Blackman.
“A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day.” (adapted from syndetics summary)

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.

Fashion Friday

Home sewers; get in! This book celebrates the ethics and charms of the homemade garment.

Syndetics book coverFolk fashion : understanding homemade clothes / Amy Twigger Holroyd.
“Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers’ lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the innovative metaphor of fashion as common land, Folk Fashion investigates the complex relationship between making, well-being and sustainability. Twigger Holroyd combines her own experience as a designer and knitter with first-hand accounts from folk fashion makers to explore this fascinating, yet under-examined, area of contemporary fashion culture.” (adapted from syndetics summary)

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)

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)

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)

Fashion Friday

This babe of a book is a style manifesto, put together by the mother-daughter duo behind StyleLikeU. Hit this up to see how self acceptance and self expression achieves personal style.

Syndetics book coverTrue style is what’s underneath : the self-acceptance revolution / a style like u manifesto by Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum.
“A new kind of style book with the inspiring and empowering message that “true style is self-acceptance,” profiling stylish influencers and celebrities who defy the cookie-cutter looks of today’s fashion magazines. The mother-daughter team behind the enormously popular websites StyleLikeU and What’s Underneath profile trendsetting artists and creatives of all ages, body types, races, and genders to embrace how self-expression and self-acceptance are the most important means of achieving personal style. A wealth of photographs reflects each person’s unique look, while interviews reveal how their journey affects and informs their style.” (adapted from syndetics summary)

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