Sunday, August 14, 2011

Book and Blog Review: Fashion

The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume. By Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher Harper (November 9, 2010)
Pages 304
My Take If you love fashion you will love this read. It is an interesting in-depth history of this famous perfume, Coco Chanel, and the Chanel empire. There are a few allusions to the fashion house but the main focus of this non-fiction tale. I really enjoyed the history and science of perfume making and only wished the book included a scratch and sniff sticker :)

House of Versace; The untold story of Genius, Murder, and Survival By Deborah Ball
Publisher Three Rivers Press (January 4, 2011)
Pages 352
My Take Another amazing glimpse into the world of fashion. Ball's investigation into a family where business and family life blur is written like a novel and leads the reader through many decades of their life, recounting how the Versace brand began, when/why/how Donatella got into the business. I really liked this book and their story. It has a sort of E! Hollywood Story quality...

DVD : Coco Before Chanel
Staring: Audrey Tautou, BenoĆ®t Poelvoorde  
Time: 105 minutes
My Take: This wonderfully written and directed movie follows Coco Chanel from childhood to her success as a designer. Filmed in French the movie has subtitles, it is fast passed for a biography and extremely interesting. definitely not a movie you can clean house to, unless you speak french. 


The guys at TLO are hysterical and have a trained eye on fashion and the fashion industry. Their witty comments and understanding of fashion sprinkled with the right blend of sarcasm and those "I was thinking the same thing too" moments. TLO post opinions on red carpets, premiers, Glee, The Fashion Show, and Project Run Way. I love their sassy style and generally agree with their assessments. Check out 
Tom and Lorenzo; Opinionated & Fabulous

What "Fashion" reads (and peeks) have you discovered lately?

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