Take your love for fashion to the next level with a few of these books on your coffee table:
The Cocktail Dress by Laird Borrelli-Persson($21.99). A fun and informative book about the history of the cocktail dress.
The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart by Nina Garcia($21.99). Garcia, a judge on “Project Runway,” gives easy, practical advice on how to work with what’s in your closet.
The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand ($29.95). With illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld, this biography describes, through the author’s many conversations with Chanel, her loves, her challenges and her sense of style.
50 Fashion Designers You Should Know (50 You Should Know) by Simone Werle($19.95). A great gift at a great price. This little book is packed with information and great photos of beautiful models and celebrities.
I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style by Amanda Brooks($19.99). Some of these styles are outlandish(look at grunge and new wave), some are beautiful(Diana Ross in white ermine) and some are nostalgic(Bohemian). It’s so fun to peruse them all.
How to Never Look Fat Again by Charla Krupp ($26.99). Like her first book, Krupp gives her reader simple ways to look one’s best. You will never dress the same way again.
Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age ($24.95). How to shop to be chic from age twenty to eighty.
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style by Tim Gunn($18.95). “Project Runway’s” guru presents a delightfully wry advice book on how to look your best.
What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life: Ageless Secrets of Style by Kim Johnson Gross ($24.99). The most practical fashion book of the bunch; Gross’s personal examples make this book engaging as well.
Beth Levine Shoes by Helene Verin($35.00). If you love shoes, this book is fantastic. It is full of great photos of Levine’s versatile shoes.
For a very special friend or family member who loves the best fashion has to offer, Prada ($125) is gorgeously packaged and photographed. It is a fabulous coffee table book.