We are still chatting about Dana Thomas’ Deluxe – How Luxury Lost Its Luster on the forum. The kick-off thread has some very astute comments and keen insights from our forum members, and the book also led to an interesting discussion about how we define luxury and the items we are willing to splurge on.

While we continue the conversation it’s time to announce the next two Book Club titles so that everyone has enough time to get them and really dig in. We have selected two good ones that will definitely offer plenty food for thought:

  • Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (14 December 2012): A compelling documentary that allows us a look behind the scenes of Marc Jacobs’ own fashion label in the US and the ateliers of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. With great insights into the creative and artistic process on both sides of the pond, and candid glimpses of the real person behind the successful business emporiums.
  • The Truth About Style (11 January 2013): In her new book Stacy London shares her past personal struggles and her philosophy of the healing power of style. Through a series of makeovers with real-life women she demonstrates how personal style can help us become happier, healthier and more confident – perfect proof of her motto: “style can change your look, but it can also change your life”.

To whet your appetites I’d like to share a quote from Stacy London that captures the goal of the style makeovers in her new book beautifully:

“I know what it’s like to lose your sense of style, your sense of femininity, your sense of yourself… These aren’t makeovers but start-overs, they’re do-overs, a reconfiguration and reinterpretation of how we view ourselves. If you can see yourself in a new way, then you can believe yourself in a new way.” 

Quick reminder: On the Book Club page you can find the schedule of previous, current and future Book Club titles.