I love having the time to read about fashion and style — not just the obvious how-to books that I devour (of course) and my usual diet of magazines and blogs, but also fiction and memoirs on the subject.
I really enjoyed this one on my flight to California — a memoir of a high-end Jewish milliner in Vienna just before the Nazi invasion, if such a thing is possible. (Obviously, it’s a serious subject but the fashion angle gives it an interesting depth.) (This is another wonderful book about a Jewish seamstress who served the elite in Nazi-era Austria.)
A close friend just recommended this. I haven’t spoken to her about it in depth yet but it sounds as though she is making some big changes after reading it.
And one of my favorite people in the world, Brenda Kinsel, says she is reading this. Normally it probably wouldn’t interest me but I might check it out, too.
And I can’t forget about this — it looks fun and interesting and is waiting in the stack on my nightstand.
What are you reading these days? Leave a comment and let me know or head over to Facebook and leave a comment — I love hearing from you!
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