Amanda Aldinger for Second City Style Magazine
If you're anything like me, the sub-zero temperatures of winter make it
difficult to summon the motivation to leave the house period, let alone
in your most fashionable, stiletto-heeled glory. And in this economy,
after a month-long holiday extravaganza, who has the funds to vacay in
more temperate locales? Rather than stress about the dredges of winter
prefer an indulgent hiatus – spoiling myself by catching up on the
fashion-infused literature I don't have time to read during busier
months. Fashion and international culture from the comfort of my very own abode? That's chilly chic at its very finest.
Take a peek at my winter booklist, and pick out some gems for yourself! I promise they won't disappoint.
The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake
This non-fiction sensation chronicles the careers of Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld during the rise of their couture houses in 1970s Paris,
and was the catalyst for my love of fashion and obsession with Yves
Saint Laurent. Detailing the trends set by these two iconic designers,
as well as the unbelievable crowds in which they ran (Andy Warhol and
Loulou de la Falaise, anyone?) this book provides extraordinary insider
information about the world of fashion. Drake's magnetic commentary
will leave you unable to put this book down, and will satisfy any
craving for exotic fashion.
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