Vixen Bookshelf: Five Fashion Books You Should Definitely Own
Fashionistas, style lords, hipsters and everyone in between who loves the beauty world should own these five books (and a list of others)! It's not enough to just walk and talk it, you have to live this iconic and culture-altering thing called fashion. VIBE Vixen presents the five books we know you should own. Take a gander...
A.L.T.: A Memoir
By: Andre Leon Talley
Editor-At-Large of Vogue Andre Leon Talley pens his story of becoming one of the most recognizable icons in fashion. From his young days influenced by his grandmother to rubbing elbows with fashion kings and queens, ALT takes readers beyond the velvet rope into the exclusivity of his private thoughts and the private parties he frequents.
Black and Beautiful: How Women of Color Changed the Fashion Industry
By Barbara Summer
The pictures in this publication are breathtaking. Look even closer and you'll realize that beautiful black fashion models may be scarce in this industry but strongly influential. Interviews with Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Grace Jones detail how their monumental careers shaped the biz.
Also read: Skin Deep: Inside the World of Black Fashion Models
Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion, by Style.com
To be a fashion stylist, it takes a specific set of skills that aren't often learned but innate. This book explores the world of several stylists who must blend culture with what designers create and match the vision of photogs to present an ensemble that's easy on the eyes. Sound easy? Hmm... read it and then speak on it!
The Little Black Book of Style
By: Nina Garcia
This is the ultimate guide to knowing and finding the highest potential of your personal style. Mrs. Nina Garcia, of Project Runway fame, shares tip-top advice on when outfits are appropriate and where, how to gain internal style, and let's just say, this is a definite must-have.
A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century: From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk
By: Bonnie English
Lastly, you should have this informative piece of work book because understanding how the history of fashion and style marked the cultural and times is imperative for every and any stylish Vixen. Specifically, "commerce and culture, technology and aesthetics, popular culture and pastiche, and fashion and anti-fashion" can be found in this publication, so do the homework!
All these books can be found at Amazon.com!