Here's my reading list:
I Love Your Style
by Amanda Brooks
I've read this a few times but Amanda Brooks is definitely a style icon to me. She compiled some of the best photos, stories, and tips into her book. The book is more about defining a style, but I look to it for inspiration about my own style and its evolution. Oh, and the pictures! I love the pictures in here!
The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter by Linda Grant
This is a nonfiction book about how fashion and clothes really do matter and how they have an influence on culture and society. Definitely a fresh perspective on fashion! The book is preceded by a blog of the same name. Check that out here.
Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female
by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine
This book houses a group of short stories about being a female. I love other perspectives on the odd, cruel, miserable, amazing, and always fabulous experience of being a woman. Who doesn't like to read a book and think, "Yeah, totally. That's me in a nutshell!"
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone and Meredith Bryan
I'm dying to read this book. If you've ever seen Kelly Cutrone on The Hills, The City, or Kell on Earth (her own show), you'll know why. She steals every show she's on and she is fantastic. Honest, brutal, talented, and she really knows what she's talking about, be it the fashion industry, PR, or life in general. She also has the "slap in the face" kind of honesty that I envy!
How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
My dean actually recommended this book. It's sort of known as a classic for any workplace scenario and for networking in general. I even think some lessons in this book will apply to blogging, so it seems relevant... And hopefully it will just instantly make me outgoing, a great public speaker, a leader, and help my blog. Probably not, but I'm reading it anyway...
The Teen Vogue Handbook
Are you planning on doing some summer reading, too?
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