From Fashionista to Fashion Victim: Nine Books for Stylish Readers

From Fashionista to Fashion Victim: Nine Books for Stylish Readers

Missed out on making it to New York Fashion Week? Can’t make it to Paris either? Pas de problème! Here at Bookish, we know that great books never go out of style. We’ve rounded up nine fashion books that will keep you and your shelves looking sharp.

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

With a slight nod to The Devil Wears Prada, this laugh-out-loud novel by Hello! magazine editor-in-chief Rosie Nixon follows the story of Amber Green, who accidentally ends up as the assistant to fashion trailblazer Mona Armstrong, stylist to the stars.

Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style by Kate Betts

In this book, Kate Betts examines how Michelle Obama dressed as first lady, ultimately becoming the style icon we know and love. Everyday Icon proves that style transcends physical appearance and the clothes we wear.

The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

From WWII-era Paris to modern-day Manhattan, this novel explores the connection between designer Estelle Bissette and her granddaughter Fabienne Bissette. After Fabienne’s father dies, she travels from Sydney to visit her beloved grandmother in New York and begins to unravel her family’s history and her grandmother’s difficult past.

Plus+ by Bethany Rutter

Edited by navabi social editor Bethany Rutter, this fabulous book is set to hit shelves in February 2019. Plus+ focuses on worldwide plus-size street style and includes photos of some of our favorite style icons, such as Gabi Gregg and Tess Holliday. These 100+ images will inspire your own fashion choices.

Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen

We’ve all been told that the perfect little black dress could change your life. That’s certainly true in this novel, where nine women at various stages of life find the same black dress filled with life-changing possibilities.

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

By day, Prince Sebastian tries to please the king and queen by conforming to their wishes and finding a bride. By night, Sebastian transforms into Lady Crystallia, Paris’s hottest fashionista, with the help of aspiring dressmaker Frances. This lovely graphic novel will warm your heart and inspire you to be true to yourself and follow your dreams.

#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar

Readers will love #FashionVictim, a dark comedy about getting ahead in the fashion world. Anya St. Clair is a fashion editor who will do just about anything to beat out the competition for a promotion… even murder.

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

The Knockoff follows the tale of fashion magazine editor-in-chief Imogen Tate and her assistant Eve Morton, who is scheming to take over Imogen’s job. The classic movie All About Eve gets a modern-day makeover in this comic novel.

Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes by Eva Chen, Derek Desierto

Though Eva Chen is best-known as the director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, here she flexes her writing muscles with a fashion fairytale about a young girl who literally steps into the shoes of feminist icons such as Serena Williams, Frida Kahlo, and Lady Gaga.


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