I’m a self-professed coffee table book junkie. Know someone who is too, or simply want to know what to add to your wishlist? Here, my Top 10 Fashion and Design Coffee Table Books to give and to get. Please pass the pretty… HUE — I’m in love with Kelly Wearstler. There, I said it and boy, don’t I feel better. Get her latest gorgeous tome to salivate over color-rich interior design photos. HUE — Or, get the same book in limited edition and signed by Kelly Wearstler!!! The Sartorialist — Rumors swirl that the man himself may be a complete d-bag, but one thing is clear, the subjects of his photos have great, inspiring style and he captures it so well. The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places — I like living in a fantasy world, thank you very much, and the people of Vogue certainly do too. Bottoms up. Taschen’s New York — Fab illustrations + New York = Total Happiness SQUARED! Charley Harper — The best of the man, the myth, the legend. Classics Reissued: Great Expectations — For your stylish friend who gobbles up books, Penguin Classics are all the best classics (Wuthering Heights, Sense and Sensibility) in beautifully bound covers. Le swoon. Style Strategy — Nina Garcia’s expertise + Ruben Toledo’s fabulous illustrations puts this at the top of my list. How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace — I’m all over anything that has to do with Audrey Hepburn and this book sounds so Kate Spade-ish. Domino Decorating — Like so many of you, I was SO bummed when Domino folded. I can’t believe I don’t own this yet and hope that Santa thinks I’ve been good this year. The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman — If you loved the movie Coco Before Chanel and covet the designs, why not complete your Coco obsession with this darling tome?
December 10, 2009