With NAS fever running high, and many of our lovely forum members reporting back about their gorgeous new purchases as we speak, I’m suddenly feeling very Autumn-y. It’s not just Nordstrom that is looking ahead to next season, book publishers are also gearing up for Fall/Winter 2012 and are sending out catalogues with their upcoming titles. There are plenty of gems to look forward to!
I thought it would be fun to do a sneak preview this week, and share three titles that I can’t wait to read.
- Grace: A Memoir: Grace Coddington went from being a much sought-after model to creative director of British Vogue, to creative director of American Vogue. This is the story of Grace’s forty years in fashion, beautifully designed by the author herself.
- kate spade new york: Things We Love: Long before the days of pinboards and social sharing, the brand’s in-house creative team began amassing a collection of things we love on their website: a crayon ring, a cocktail doodle, a particularly dreamy photograph. Things We Love is a compilation that visually represents the spirit of kate spade new york, a place where the colours are bold, smart design is key and fashion is fun.
- The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London: This publication celebrates the gentleman’s search for the perfect sartorial detail, the ideal accessory, or beautiful gift for a loved one. Presented through the eyes of a connoisseur looking for quality and bespoke goods in London’s key stylistic historic periods, it tells the stories of the personalities, shopkeepers and mastercraftsmen who have animated the business of luxury goods for centuries.
Am I alone in this, or are you in an Autumn mood too? Which new Fall purchases can’t you wait to start wearing as soon as the weather permits it? Or if you can’t bear to think of cold weather clothes yet, have any upcoming books and movies caught your interest?
New in YLF Books
In Kathleen Tessaro’s debut novel Elegance Louise Canova is insecure about her appearance and style choices, unhappy with her life and empty marriage. She needs help… and she finds it in a second-hand copy of A Guide to Elegance.
“The slim volume by formidable fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace.”
Louise vows to take the advice in this ABC of fashion and etiquette to heart, and gets to work straightaway – determined to become the woman she has always wanted to be.