Five Fashion Themed Books from a Salt Lake City Fashionista

Hey, guys! My name’s Rebecca and I write the fashion blog Rebecca (hearts). Kim asked me to be a guest blogger while she was away and I jumped at the chance.

Anyone who’s been reading Kim’s blog for very long has probably noticed that she’s a total book lover. This girl can read! Now, I’m not as much of a reader. I’m ashamed to admit I’m lucky to finish a book every few months. But, there are a few books that I reference over and over again and make sure to keep in arm’s reach.

Sure, they may not be literary classics (one day I plan on reading a bunch of the books that Kim has already devoured), but the books I keep close by tend to be style or fashion-centric.

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The first book is 9 Heads. I’ve been trying to improve my fashion illustration. I certainly have a long way to go, which is why I keep this amazing reference book close by.

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Some days I just need a little visual stimulation. That’s when I grab Artwear. This collection of beautiful images of wearable art is just the thing to bust out of an inspiration rut.

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Coco Chanel is arguably the most influential woman ever in the fashion world. Her book, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel is perfect to grab and skim through any time I wonder, “What would Coco do?”

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And because style is about much more than what you have on, I love the book, Better than Beauty: A Guide to Charm. Girls nowadays aren’t sent to charm school, but that doesn’t mean charm is useless. This book was first published in 1938, but the hints, tips and tricks are just as useful today.

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I read The End of Fashion in college and it was one of the only books I opted to keep at the end of the semester. This book describes how the relationship between marketing and fashion changed couture as we know it. I won’t bore you with all the details, but if you are remotely interested in the history of the fashion industry over the last 30 years, I highly suggest this book.

So those are my favorite fashion-themed books. And I promise, next time I’m in a bookstore I’ll pick up a classic. A girl’s gotta be well-rounded, right?  

What are the books you keep nearby? What books inspire you?
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This is a scheduled guest post while I’m away sunning it up in California. This post was written by my good blogger friend, Rebecca who writes the fashion blog, Rebecca (hearts). Wasn’t this a fun post? It combines a couple of my favorite things, fashion & books! And since I will read just about anything that’s put in my hands, I think I’ll be adding these to my to-reads list!

It’s awesome because Rebecca lives in Salt Lake, so I get to read all her recommendations on where to shop locally and go try them out! Plus we have similar taste so when I want to look good I just copy one of her outfits. Ha! Rebecca just recently did some fashion segments on Fox 13 which you should check out and you can also follow her Facebook page. She’s also an amazing artist and I love to check out her fashion sketches and her sewing projects. Thanks Rebecca!   

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