Color Me Well-Read

14 March 2009 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

You make all the fashion statements just by dressing up your mind.

Jason Mraz is on to something. What makes the true fashionista stand out from the run-of-the-mill, Juicy-obsessed mall-goer? A fashionista has substance. She styles herself with ease, carries herself with confidence. She is transcendent. She is informed.

There is something devastatingly stylish about a girl who can converse intelligently about literature, current events, culture, art and fashion…but, what happens when said fashionista can’t seem to strike a balance between her glossies, the New York Times and her books? (hefty old volumes of Kant, Hume, and Schaeffer, I’m sure…) She turns to the ever-refreshing shelves of her favorite bookstore, of course, and runs for the best literary genre since CliffsNotes (kidding…): fashion-forward chic lit.

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 Kind of like an episode of Kimora after a serious movie, “fashion books” (for lack of a more articulate word) are…refreshing. You get the experience of enjoying a 300 page book combined with the experience of reading something purely fashion (like a magazine).  The plot could be something totally fashion driven, such as The Devil Wears Prada. It could be something cutesy and mildly fashion-driven, such as The Confessions of a Shopoholic (If you have only seen these movies, read the books; the movies are just not the same). Or, it could be a work of fashion non-fiction, such as Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred,  Fashion A to Zoe   by none other than your favorite celebrity stylist, or any one of Tim Gunn’s style guides. Book-starved fashionistas, your options are limitless! For the few of you who are sick of words and don’t feel like reading at all, go pick up a copy of Mary Kate and Ashely’s book Influence, or Tim Walker’s Pictures, and rest your eyes on something beautiful. Feeding your mind is important, but relaxing it with something girlie is not to be forgotten…happy reading!

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Entry filed under: do it!, fashion=fun, musings, the reading fashionista.

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