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3 Fashion Books For Summer You Won't Be Able To Put Down

3 Fashion Books For Summer You Won't Be Able To Put Down

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Summer is always a great time to have down time and catch up on some of the books piling up next to your bed.

If you are looking for some fashion and personal inspiration, here are three of my favourites I guarantee you will love.

 

Old age is no longer an achievement because if others are aware of it you are only the loser, you become a responsibility and your end is good riddance as you are no longer a useful citizen ― clothes, fashion, and appearance are part of present day life ― no one looks for perfections as it is static, but everyone expects an amusing effort, well planned and thought through, and carefully maintained.
— Diana Vreeland

 

1. One Enchanted Evening  

The story of this book is my ultimate dream, to inherit a vintage collection of priceless clothing, with masterpieces from Dior and Chanel, from her Godmother.

Charlotte Smith returned home to Australia after living the high life in London, Paris and New York, (another dream) to not only inherit the vintage collection but a precious book of stories written from her Godmother, Doris Darnell.

In this beautiful book, Charlotte and illustrator Grant Cowan share some of the most spectacular evening dresses and their stories from The Darnell Collection, which has now grown into a treasure trove of more than 8000 unique pieces from around the world. From Pucci to Prada, Valentino to Vivienne Westwood, Rodarte to Easton Pearson, Alexander McQueen to Akira, you can step into the magical wardrobe every woman would love to own.

Read more here.

 
2. Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie

I kindly received this book as a gift from Natasha at Book Bonding.  From the moment I opened the first page, I couldn't put it down.

All things French have always intrigued me, and I have always stated that the clothing you wear under your clothes can immediately change how you feel about yourself.

If you found lingerie an enigma and confused about how and where to wear it, (daily in our world full of self-romance and with your partner) then this is a must-read for you.

You will learn how lingerie isn't just for special occasions.  
Questions are answered, such as:

How do French women walk alluringly around town due to their beautiful silk lingerie?  

How to properly fit a bra?

Do your bras and underwear have to match?

How to wear a garter belt (and drive your partner wild)?

I guarantee that Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie will help you feel at ease with your figure (and learn to love it, no matter what size or shape) and show you how to integrate a lingerie lifestyle a la Francaise to enhance your femininity, confidence, and joie de vivre. 

Transform the way you perceive your body and undergarments and learn how to coordinate your perfect lingerie wardrobe.

Read more here.

3. A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty & Power Look Like

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A book that has been on my shelf for years.  Cazinc's favourite supermodel, Ashley Graham, the first plus-size model to showcase the cover of Sports Illustrated, shows the world that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number.

If you are guilty of negative self-talk and your harshest critic, then you will love this book.  Ashley provides a collection of inspirational essays and photos that will make you feel fabulous.

Work on your body image by reading this beautiful book today.

Purchase here.

Thank you Natasha from Book Bonding for your assistance with this article.  Your support of Cazinc is terrific and we can't thank you enough.

Please remember: you can purchase books online, but you don't receive the support of the amazing staff at Independent Bookstores.  The team at Cazinc only purchase from these brilliant stores.

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Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist.  Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.

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