It’s a Reading Rainbow-inspired kind of day, kids! If you’re like me, you’re probably looking for some summer reading, and I can help. I have amassed quite a collection of tomes including coffee table books, memoirs, style guides, and essays on my most favorite subject. This is undeniable proof that I am a fashion nerd. And not the kind of fashion nerd that you find when you search that hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. Those results mostly yield pictures of stylish people wearing glasses accompanied by the caption “Geek, LOL”. I think it’s great that being adorably dorky is trending, but I am unabashedly a bookworm. So let’s get down to business. Below are 4 lighthearted picks that I think are entertaining reads for the beach or wherever your summer plans may take you. But, as LeVar Burton would say, “You don’t have to take
my word for it”.
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel
by Karen Karbo
Learn about the life of the lady who is practically synonymous with the word “chic”. Most of us plebeians will never be able to afford a vintage Chanel tweed set, but you can read all about the inspiration behind the clothes!
Bringing Home the Birkin
by Michael Tonello
Follow the hijinks as Tonello chronicles how he figured out the secret sauce for getting the coveted Hermes bag AND turned it into an eBay dream.
The Meaning of Sunglasses
by Hadley Freeman
Why so serious, fashion folk? This book is an entirely fun-loving take on trends and their meaning. A witty style encyclopedia,
if you will.
by Diana Vreeland
I wholeheartedly admire people who are true individuals and are comfortable in their own skin. The illustrious Diana Vreeland was all that and a bag of chips, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy her -isms in her self-penned memoir.