January 21, 2008
Of the dozens of new fashion books I've entertained in the last few months, these three top my list of "must reads":
"Just Try It On! A Month By Month Guide To Shopping and Style"
By Susan Redstone
This is where you'll find the inside scoop on how to score the season's hottest items. It also includes the annual merchandising schedule, which reveals that January is prime time for workout clothes and spring coats while September unveils handbags and party dresses. It'll also tell you how to find the most fabulous styles for less than $150.
"The Black Dress"
By Valerie Steele
"Paris Chic & Trendy"
By Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine
"Paris Chic & Trendy" is a guide -- complete with stunning photography by Sandrine Alouf -- to 54 of the city's best boutiques and vintage stores. If you don't already understand why Paris is the most fashionable city in the world, you will after thumbing through this book.