Book Review: Coco Chanel, The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess

If you're looking for an exclusive gift, this might be it. I've had this book for a while now and it really feels like I have something very special I shouldn't share with just anyone. The book Coco Chanel: The illustrated world of a fashion icon, by Megan Hess and published by Hardie Grant in Oct 2015 is a book you can browse over and over again. Megan Hess is my favourite fashion illustrator, and I collect all her books. (see here and here) One day I would also love to have one of her art … [Read more...]

Book review: The Dress by Megan Hess

My favourite illustrator Megan Hess has done it again. I just can't believe how talented she is. If you have been following my blog you might remember that I have written about her several times already; Megan Hess' Home tour, her first book Fashion House, and her fabulous design rugs. And just when you think it can't get any better than that, Megan Hess launches her new book 'The Dress - 100 iconic moments in fashion' published by Hardie Grant Books. It is the best coffee table book a girl can … [Read more...]

Book review: What on earth are you wearing?

I've had this book on my coffee table for a year now, and never got around to sharing it with you. But since I'm feeling under the weather this week, and have been reading it again, I just had to. This book will brighten your day as well as make you more fashion savvy. What on earth are you wearing? An illustrated encyclopedia of fashion, by Chloe Quigley and Daniel Pollock is a must-have for women from all ages. The illustrations by Kat Macleod are adorable and sometimes quirky. The narrator … [Read more...]

Book review: Fashion House by Megan Hess

I have never been happier with a book than with the book by my favourite fashion illustrator: Megan Hess! Megan Hess is an internationally renowned illustrator whose work has been on the covers of books by Candace Bushnell (e.g. Sex and the City), in fashion magazines, and on marketing collateral and advertisements of Tiffany & Co, Dior, Chanel and Vanity Fair. Her book Fashion house, illustrated interiors from the icons of style, published by Hardie Grant Books,  is a chic coffee table book … [Read more...]

3 glam coffee table books for fashion devotees

Expand your glam coffee table collection with the newest three books in fashion and design: 1. Paris Street Style: A guide to effortlessly chic French fashion bloggers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. The fashion guide discusses styles of timeless glamour, careless, easy chic and street style and is chock full of illustrations and photos. 2. C.Z. … [Read more...]

Paris Sketchbook

I'm a sucker for beautiful illustrations of fashion and travel. Earlier this week I discovered another gem in that category: Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks. The book won't come out until next month, but it is already on my wishlist as my new favourite coffee table book. Jason Brooks is a renowned fashion illustrator who has worked for Vogue and Elle magazine. Yet travel has always been a recurrent theme in his work, either as a backdrop or as an inspirational source. During his many travels to … [Read more...]

4 things to read and see for the style minded

During the weekend I caught up on my reading and watching DVDs. The following three books and one documentary are real must-haves if you are a fashion forward gal. The Eye has to Travel The documentary The Eye has to Travel depicts the life and legacy of the iconic Diana Vreeland. This lively portrait of one of the most influential women of the 20th century shows how she changed the face of fashion, publications, art and culture forever. The bubbley yet very demanding and eccentric … [Read more...]