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10 OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR FASHIONISTAS

There is a luxury world of inaccessible to many of us, however the books have the power to transport us and make feel like we’re living these stories, sharing moments and sensations. It’s true that many of us do not have the luxury of acquiring a seat at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or private previews at the atelier designer, but a good and descriptive book can lead us to unique experiences. For those fashionistas who devour books here are 10 books that indulge curiosities.This booklist includes a autobiography by legendary Harper ‘s Bazaar fashion editor Diane Vreeland, the Plum Sykes ‘ tongue-in-cheek caricature of the New York fashion world, and the compilation of Karl Lagerfeld ‘s choice words, every title on this list is both informative and deliciously detailed. This list could not leave out the classic Edith Wharton and Truman Capote which capture the essence of New York society. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA BY LAUREN WEISBERGER We can also refer to this particular novel as Infinite Reasons Not to Work for Anna Wintour — but really, the book delves into the meandering career and personal life of a twentysomething who certainly learns her (style) lesson by working at a top fashion publication. D.V. BY…

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The Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman

Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses is an invaluable reference, one of the classic works on interior decoration, and a testament to the enduring style of one of America’s greatest writers. Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton’s first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design, moving from historical traditions to the distinctive styles of contemporary taste. Published in association with the Mount Press, this beautiful hardcover facsimile is carefully reproduced from the first edition published in 1897 and includes all 56 original plates-illustrating furniture, moldings, and interior styles of the 19th-century-and features décollage edges as well as a new introduction from renowned scholar Richard Guy Wilson. The Mount is a magnificent estate Edith Wharton designed and built in 1902 as a writer’s retreat in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. About the Author A stunning facsimile of the first edition of The Decoration of Houses, a timeless classic of interior design writing by America’s greatest female novelist.

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