In our overly DIGITAL WORLD reading a REAL BOOK truly represents an island of quiet. It calms your eyes, your pulse and your nerves. Might sound a little simple but a book can bring a true FACTION atmosphere! So here comes your ultimate glam book list: Enjoy the fashion factor, the art appeal and vintage glamour of my recommendations!
ALLURE by Diana Vreeland
Your ultimate book list absolutely has to begin with the lovely, light-footed and glamorous autobiography by Diana Vreeland! Dive into the story of the eccentric fashion icon and publishing legend, who – by the way – coined the term FACTION.
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE by Alicia Drake
A wonderful double-biography of the fashion icons Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. Makes you dive into their glamorous, early and evolving fashion careers – a great and easy read.
BLOW BY BLOW by Detmar Blow
The biography of the one and only Isabella Blow, fashion icon, eccentric stylist, fashion journalist and discoverer of Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy – written by her husband.
MADAME DU BARRY by Jacques du Saint Victor (French)
This detailed biography of Madame du Barry, eccentric mistress of King Louis 15th and the true fashion icon of Versailles, MUST land on our ultimate book list!
LIFE WITH PICASSO by Francoise Gilot
The surprising and pretty unemotional story of modern artist Francoise Gilot, who lived with Picasso for a decade and who was – as they say – the only woman to leave the avantgarde painter.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrud Stein
Yes, you’ve read that right: It’s called an autobiography, but wasn’t written by Toklas but by her life partner, writer and patron Gertrud Stein. A beautiful, easy but detailed insight into the world of avantgarde art and modern artists in Paris during the first half of the 20th century.
FRINGUES by Christine Orban (French)
A wonderfully passionate and frivolous novel of the glamorous fashion victim Darling.
ICH WÜRDE SO ETWAS NIE OHNE LIPPENSTIFT LESEN by Michael Karl (German)
Dive into the biography of the eccentric writer Maeve Brennan, a legendary journalist and writer living in New York from the 40s on, who is supposed to be the true inspiration for Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn’s glamorous role.
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