Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fashionable Summer Reading

If you don't already know, by day I am a bookseller. I spend my time making pretty displays and matching customers up with the books they need or (even better) want.I love what I do for my day job, and my love of books follows me around through all aspects of my life. Recently, I've been drawn to books that have an element of fashion to them.

This one intrigued me because of the subtext, which is that it is a true story. The gist of it is this: some teenagers absolutely obsessed with Hollywood and high-end fashion burgled some seriously rare and fashionable garments from the hottest names in Hollywood. Apparently they made a movie out of it, which is probably crappy. But the story sounds interesting - how do people get so crazed with the world of fashion that they go to these extents? Is it the way the garments make them feel...or something else? I am interested to read and find out. Has anyone else read this? What did you think? 3.5/5 on Goodreads.

Buy it here: The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales (writer for Vanity Fair)

This was laying around at the information desk the other day and I picked it up and started flipping through it. I don't know anything about Lauren Conrad since I am not into TV shows or celebrity culture, but I do know that she is a style icon and, in my opinion never looks too over-the-top, but more reasonably down to earth. I really enjoyed what I read of this book... it included tips on how to pare down your closet when it's overwhelming you, how to choose things that are the right fit and style for you, how to shop when the store seems overwhelming, and more. The one thing I did notice is that she seems to think everyone can afford to have a tailor and get everything dry cleaned, but hey...the other tips were great. I'd be interested in picking this up just to read more enlightening hints. 4/5 on Goodreads.

Buy it here: Style by Lauren Conrad

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