When you think of fashion, one city probably comes to mind: Paris. In this book, Jeanne Damas and Lauren Bastide take a look at 20 women in the city, showcasing their different occupations, ages, lifestyles, and hopes. It’s a gorgeous book filled with color photographs that will feed readers’ dreams of living in the City of Light.
Photographer Bill Cunningham, also known as fabulous hat designer William J., chronicles his upbringing and rise to fame in this fashion memoir. Cunningham was born and raised in an Irish family near Boston, but he always dreamed of living a life of fashion. In the end, Cunningham was able to live the life he always wanted, albeit a guarded one—he wrote this candid memoir and stored it away. It was only after his death that it was published.
In Intimate Detail
Lingerie isn’t something that should be intimidating, and yet many find it so. In this book, lingerie expert Cora Harrington wants to help us understand lingerie and how it should fit—both physically and mentally. From bras and panties to corsets, shapewear, and more, Harrington’s accessible and inclusive tones make this a must-read for any fashionista.
The Accessory Handbook
If you’re a fan of accessories, this book should be on your radar. Alison Freer fully believes our fashion choices should be based on whatever increases our happiness. That means even if you worry you can’t pull off that hat or scarf, Freer thinks you can. And in this book, she includes tips, tricks, and advice to help you figure out how to wear it, care for it, and shop for it.
Gisele Bündchen is a household name, but most of what people know about her is the glamour of being one of the world’s top supermodels. Now, Bündchen discusses her upbringing in Brazil with five sisters, and her childhood desire to become a veterinarian. She reveals the person she really is—and how marriage and motherhood have changed her—in this intimate memoir.
Nothing Is Lost
Ingrid Sischy is well-known for writing profiles of celebrities and fashion icons for prestigious publications such as The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. This collection brings many of those iconic profiles together in one volume, showing off Sischy’s characteristic whimsical style and her intuition about worlds of fashion.
Tokyo Street Style
Zoe de las Cases
It’s fascinating to look at fashion trends around the world, and that’s just what this new coloring book does for the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is home to all kinds of fashion trends, from genderless fashion to the looks of everyday work attire, and Tokyo Street Style aims to chronicle all of them in a unique and provocative biography of a city.
The Authentics: A Lush Dive into the Substance of Style
It’s always interesting to analyze the publicly displayed creative choices of fashion trailblazers, but what do the choices they make for their private retreats say about them? That’s what The Authentics seeks to answer. This book takes readers into the private homes of style icons who have defined the culture around us, showing us that being iconic starts at home.
Contemporary Muslim Fashions
Muslim fashion is book-worthy, yet often overlooked in modern media. This collection seeks to rectify that by taking a look at everything from high-fashion couture to streetwear in Muslim cultures. It also takes a look at different regions and the varying fashion influences therein. If your gift recipient loves international fashion, this is a must-buy.
The Curated Closet Workbook
What do you really need in your closet? What do you not need? This guide seeks to help you curate the perfect closet for your personal style, based on your work, interests, and more. It’ll help you find your favorite color palettes to create a wardrobe that’s effortlessly cohesive and make agonizing about what you’re going to wear a thing of the past.
Who doesn’t love fashion? While figuring out what to wear can sometimes be a drag, diving into the heady world of gorgeous clothes, accessories, and more can be a thrilling experience. If you’ve got a fashionista in your life, consider gifting them one of these fashion-forward books, which cover all kinds of style from around the world and showcase compelling fashion photography and writing. Whether your giftee is interested in memoir, how-to guides, or just learning more about the fashion world, these gifts for fashionistas are just what they need.
Editor: Eliza Smith; Featured Image: Matt McCarty