Sunday, 8 March 2015

Recent Reads

Since my birthday I've been buying a lot of books which I've absolutely loved. Some are books every blogger has talked about and others are not so popular and deserve so much more love. So I decided to give a quick overview of my top 3 books of the moment, here we go.
How to be Parisian
is written by a collection of Parisian writers including Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas. To put it simply the book gives an overview of a true parisienne and her attitude towards life. With pieces on love, style and bad habits. My favourite part of the book was the section on having one expensive staple item that will last forever and pull your whole closet together. I have definitely taken that advice without knowing by having a hat permanently stuck to my head for over a year. The book is stereotypically French but does it in such a humorous and subtle way that makes everyone identify with Parisian life.
Not That Kind of Girl
Is written by actress, author and screenwriter Lena Dunham. I have loved Lena for quite a while since falling in love with her character on Girls. Lena is hilarious and her honesty makes me wonder why everyone isn't straight up about things. Lena mostly talks about her own life experiences and how she dealt with them. The book just seems really familiar to me and its really comforting to know that someone as amazing as Lena goes through the same struggle as us people who aren't best friends with Taylor Swift (seriously is she friends with everyone?).
The Dress
Is written by my absolute favourite fashion illustrator of all time Megan Hess. Megan is an Australian illustrator who has done works for the likes of Tiffany's, Chanel, Dior, Cartier and Montblanc. Her drawings just show the outfits so well and are just astoundingly beautiful. When I went into Urban Outfitters last week and spotted her book I screamed a little, no exaggeration. The book shows 100 iconic moments in fashion arranged into categories of designers, weddings, film and music which gives such a wide variety of looks. Each drawing is crafted so well alongside a description and background of the dress. The book is so beautiful from cover to cover (not to mention it looks beautiful on my bookshelf).
So those are the books I've been reading and if you have any book recommendations for me or have read any of these books, feel free to leave a comment below!

Emily x

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