Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Collection: Fashion Books

Since deciding that Fashion was the career path that I wanted to take. I thought I would start collecting some fashion, journalism and blogging related books to expand my knowledge since my university course has nothing to do with the latter. I am pretty set on going into fashion journalism, but also have a strong interest in styling.
I bought the classic blogging book Blog Inc, which in a way was a bit of a waste of money. It has a few helpful tips, but for the most part it's aimed at people blogging on a larger scale, than for bloggers like me with a few hundred readers. Before, the one thing I would dread going into an interview was to be asked my favourite designer, because frankly apart from the obvious Chanel, Burberry and Marc Jacobs etc, I would have no idea. To expand my knowledge on designers I bought 100 New Fashion Designers by Laurence King and British Fashion Designers by Hywel Davies. I love Alexander McQueen and to get a better insight into his work so I bought Vogue on Alexander McQueen which is beautifully illustrated. Next was a bit of a gimmicky book, I used to be obsessed with The Hills and Lauren Conrad so bought her book Lauren Conrad Style. Nothing she writes is ever groundbreaking, but it's an enjoyable read. I bought Fashion Writing by Judith Watt on the recommendation of my LCF tutor. It's a collection of eclectic fashion writing pieces to help inspire and evolve your writing style. Then is the books to give you an insight into initially getting into, and then careers in the fashion industry:   The Teen Vogue Handbook and In Fashion by AnnaMarie Iverson. Lastly, I chose this book as an extra Christmas present from my Aunt in TK Maxx. Fashion is basically a huge encyclopedia of fashion and provides an extensive history of different garments and trends. It's just one of those books that I know I will find useful over the years.

During my week at LCF, I saw many of these books in expensive book shops around London hesitant to pick them up, but you can find them for a fraction of the price on Amazon.


  1. Wow some amazing books here I have bookmarked this to purchase some on Amazon as I currently study Fashion Design as I would love to create my own clothing and enjoy anything a long that line :) really love your blog <3 xx x

    1. That sounds amazing! The books are definitely inspiring.
      Thank you so much, your blog is beautiful! xo

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  3. Fantastic collection! I really want to read some of the books you mentioned! I really love your post <333

  4. You have a great collection! I own zero fashion books unfortunately, but your post has inspired me to pick at least one up when I come into some more money :)

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

  5. I would recommend getting The Fashion Book - An A-Z Of Artists
    This is the fashion bible!