Synopses & Reviews
One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted styleand#151;Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frand#233;dand#233;rique Veysset break down the and#147;je ne sais quoiand#8221; of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyoneand#8217;s wardrobe. Renowned experts on French styleand#151;designers, stylists, editors, and celebritiesand#151;also chime in to reveal their favorite accessories and how to create multidimensional looks and make affordable clothing appear luxurious. Starring both fashion icons and anonymous women met on the streets of Paris and richly illustrated with hand-drawn sketches and Veyssetand#8217;s striking photographs, Paris Street Style
is an inspirational fashion guide that will allow you, no matter where you are from, to cultivate an everyday style of timeless glamour, careless, easy chicand#151;votre style franand#231;ais
Praise for Paris Street Style:
and#147;In this fun new book, a pair of fashion bloggers promise to reveal the secrets of their compatriotsand#8217; mysterious and seemingly innate ability to look sophisticated under any circumstances. With the help of hand-drawn illustrations and photos of models, fashionistas and anonymous women met in the street, they dissect the essential elements of les Parisiennesand#8217; deceptively casual, highly individualistic brand of urban chic and offer readers tips galore on creating their own personal style.and#8221; and#151;France Magazine
andldquo;The book is the definitive history of nautical fashion, citing the most recognizable trends, the icons who made them memorable, and the intriguing stories of how they came to be.andrdquo;
andquot;I was instantly captivated by Brooklyn Street Style. Sacharow and Dahl offer a thorough understanding of Brooklynitesandrsquo; flair for collaging vintage, high-end, and everyday fashion to create bold, individualistic styles. The gorgeous, pattern-rich photographs and lively text make it hard to look away, and you donandrsquo;t have to be a fashion person to gain valuable tips from them. Brooklyn Street Style is as much about people and personalities as it is about clothing.andquot;
Like a classic French striped shirt, this journal will go with everything and can travel anywhere. It is foil-stamped and gilded to look gold-dipped, and it’s ruled pages feature a distinctive ombré effect (a chic update on an otherwise timeless design).
With their signature, opinionated sense of style, Thomas and Veysset, the authors of the bestselling Paris Street Style, explore the significance of the shoe as fashion icon and its deeply French origins, providing expert advice on the selection and upkeep of footwear as well as perfect outfit pairings. In addition to anecdotes on the history of shoes, Thomas and Veysset incorporate the commentary of Inandegrave;s de la Fressange, Christian Louboutin, and other important French models, collectors, designers, and more. O ffering inspiration on every kind of shoe for every occasion, more than 120 vibrant street-style photographs (plus 25 fun illustrations) reveal which shoes Parisian women are wearing today. Concluding with a Paris shopping guide, this book is the ultimate tribute to shoes in the city where they are worn the best.
Perfectly sized for capturing all your andldquo;to-dos,andrdquo; this set of striped notebooks is a chic accessory for every tote bag or purse. The three notebooks are sold as a set and are tied together with colored string (one is lined, one is blank, and one has graph paper). The covers are foil stamped and printed to look dip-dyedandmdash;a subtle update on an otherwise timeless design.and#160;
Nautical style has been an enduring mainstay of the fashion world, andand#160;Nautical Chicand#160;is a lavish celebration of its iconic looks and perennial popularity, tracing the history of its trends and impact on the clothes we love. Each chapter traces a current nautical trend from its origins to reveal the secrets of its sartorial past. While andldquo;The Officerandrdquo; details how epaulettes, brass buttons, and braiding came to be Balmain and Givenchy catwalk staples, andldquo;The Sailorandrdquo; explores the undeniable sex appeal of the Navy, and andldquo;The Fishermanandrdquo; charts how blue-and-white Breton stripes became the choice of such style arbiters as Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. andldquo;The Sportsmanandrdquo; covers this classic all-American look, while andldquo;The Pirateandrdquo; concludes the book with an homage to Captain Hook, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen.and#160;Nautical Chicand#160;is the definitive history of nautical fashion, citing the most recognizable trends, the icons who made them memorable, and the intriguing story of how they came to be.
In Berlin Street Style, noted design expert Angelika Taschen defines the unique fashion sense of this hip city. The book showcases the popular and#147;anti-chicand#8221; look seen throughout Berlin, offering advice on how to create a simple, casual, and appealand#173;ingly disheveled appearance with vintage pieces, essential basics, and carefully selected accessories. For travelers to Berlin, the book recommends the cityand#8217;s top destinations for fashion, beauty, design, and culture. With street-style photography and hand-drawn illustrations, this accessible style guide explores how Berlin women dress and where they find their fashion inspiration, highlighting trendsetting blogs and local labels.
Brooklyn style is edgy, creative, and often localized by neighborhood. Itandrsquo;s not about chasing labels. It is stylish on its own terms, and it is dressing for life. Brooklyn Street Style explores what has made the borough a global trendsetter through more than 200 striking street-style photographs, as well as style advice from a host of Brooklyn tastemakers. This diverse crew of notable women in the design, fashion, food, and entertainment worlds includes style expert Mary Alice Stephenson, chef Leslie Parks, Girls costume designer Jenn Rogien, and award-winning actor and playwright Eisa Davis. Chapters distill trendsandmdash;from the maker movement to eco-conscious fashionandmdash;and highlight some of the most exciting designers and boutiques. For both visitors and Brooklynites alike, the guide concludes with a detailed neighborhood-by-neighborhood listing of essential shops, markets, restaurants, and bars.
About the Author
Angelika Taschen is a notable lifestyle and design expert. She has published more than 150 books on design, fashion, contemporary art, photography, and architecture. Alexa von Heyden is a fashion journalist who has contributed to Vanity Fair, Journelles, and InStyle, as well as other international publiand#173;cations. She also writes the blog Alexa Peng. Sandra Semburg is a fashion and street-style photographer whose work has been featured in Vogue Australia, Glamour, Grazia, and Lucky. She writes the blog A Love is Blind.