Reading and finishing fashion related books in one sitting, however, are a different story. Here's my latest fashion related read:
The book discusses how one can dress like a Parisienne. Ines (yes, first name basis! haha) enumerates the items every 'Parisian chic' girl must have. One example is a navy cashmere sweater.
She also gives you a ton of shops (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, home decor, restaurants) to go to when in Paris. She even divulged her best kept secret shops.
It's such a treat to read but I warn you though that this book will awaken (or reawaken, for some) one's desires to travel to Paris and live there! It made me feel (and, I admit, envy) how easy and positive Parisiennes view life! They prefer simpler things, opting for cleaner, sophisticated items over flashy, ostentatious ones.
Ahh..I can't wait to lounge around at Place des Vosges while snacking on a croissant and people watching. But until then, I have to settle for the Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange. Feel like getting a copy? Head to the nearest National Bookstore and buy your own style guide now :)