Celebrities, designers write fashion books

Published by adviser, Author: Katie Ellis - Rocket Contributor, Date: April 27, 2012

So you’ve already read your “Teen Vogue,” “Seventeen,” and “Glamour” magazines cover to cover, and you just got them in the mail yesterday?  As you wait for the next issue of your favorite glossy to hit store shelves next month, you could pass the time by rereading your latest magazine, or you could head to the nearest bookstore to pick up the latest and greatest books on fashion.

Celebrities, designers and magazines have published books about fashion that include everything from the staple pieces every girl should have in her wardrobe, to how to break into the industry.  These books will surely help you get your fashion fix long after you’ve read your favorite magazine cover to cover.

Celebrities are known for their impeccable style, and when they publish a book that reveals their secrets of dressing like a star, it is always a good idea to pick up a copy for daily reference.

Millions of teenage girls know her from her reality show on MTV, but after picking up a copy of “Style,” you’ll think of Lauren Conrad in a whole new light.

Her book includes tips on everything, like how to find the right t-shirt, the right way to shop for vintage pieces, and what to wear for every occasion.  This book isn’t just for fans of the girl you knew on “The Hills” – it’s for every girl who wants to add a little extra “Style” to her life.

Other acclaimed fashion books from celebrity authors include “Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour,” by Hollywood’s most in-demand stylist Rachel Zoe, and “That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels, and Everything in Between,” written by designer and style icon Victoria Beckham.

Who better to write a book on the fashion industry than an actual fashion designer?  That’s exactly what Christian Dior did when he wrote “The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman.”

Dior reveals his style secrets for every occasion, like what is proper wedding attire and what to wear when travelling. He also shares his insight on the best accessories for every girl and how a fashionable woman should act. You’ll also learn what he calls “the three fundamentals of fashion.” Look to Dior’s book for fashion tips year after year, because they are utterly timeless.

Pick up “Chanel: Collections and Creations” by Daniele Bott to get an inside look at the House of Chanel and its trademark pieces, and “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” by Andrew Bolton to understand the man behind the brand.

While you’re waiting for the next issue of your favorite magazine to hit store shelves, buy a copy of their best-selling book.  The “Teen Vogue Handbook” is full of insider tips on breaking in to different parts of the fashion industry.  Girls are treated to personal stories and insight from industry powerhouses like Marc Jacobs, Arthur Elgort, and “Teen Vogue” Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley.

With inside information into their respective jobs in the industry, fashion fans will be able to learn a great deal about design, photography, writing and more.  It may even inspire some girls to chase their dream of breaking into the business.

“Seventeen” has an array of books available for their fans, like the “Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look” that delves in to how to add creativity to your wardrobe, and “The ELLEments of Personal Style: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on How to Dress, Shop and Live,” which celebrates Elle’s 25th anniversary.

Adding any of these fashionable books to your bookshelf would be a great investment.  The tips and tricks from these industry insiders are timeless, and will help you shape your wardrobe for years to come.  The next time you finish your favorite magazine, be sure to pick up a copy of one of these great books.


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