6 Books To Read If You Love Fashion

September 23, 2020

Hey guys, so knowing as much as you can about the Fashion industry is fundamental if you want to blog about fashion or want to start a career in fashion. Especially if you didn’t study Fashion at college and or University.

That’s where resources like books/youtube/online courses/podcasts come in and with the plethora of information out there on the history of fashion and so on, you can truly teach yourself everything there is to know about the Fashion industry.

A little bit about my love for fashion:

Now I am no expert as my background in Journalism, Media, and Digital Marketing. However, I used to love LOVE love reading books on Fashion when I was growing up (and I still do).

However, I used to love LOVE love reading books on Fashion when I was growing up (and I still do). 😍

I also studied Textiles for a year in college and grew up with my mother and grandmother making clothes etc.

I used to also style my sisters and design my clothes with my mother’s help and create my magazine spreads!

This all led me to want to pursue a career in Fashion before I grew up and realised Marketing was the better choice for me (more on all this in another blog post). 👀👀👀👀

Moving on to my recommendations:
The Teen Vogue Hand Book – An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion by Teen Vogue.

I read this book when I was 16 years old. (It is still one of my favorites). If you want to learn about the different careers of the fashion industry, then this book is for you.

Teen Vogue (I used to love reading their magazines) published this. They have included interviews and background stories from designers, stylists, photographers, editors who share their tips on how to make it in fashion.

Fashion Journalism: History, Theory & Practice by Sanda Miller and Peter McNeil

I love and recommend, this book goes into depth about the history, theory, and practice of Fashion Journalism. It is a good way to get an idea of how you can write about fashion.

Fashion by Chris Breward

This book explores the history of fashion, and Chris Breward covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street. From Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen.

Breward also talks about the glamorous world of Vogue, fashion, and film as well as fashion as a business.

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Even though this is a novel, The Devil Wears Prada touches on the reality of working behind-the-scenes of a fashion magazine and it’s a great read to get an understanding of the industry.

Similarly, if you have seen The Hills, you would have seen Lauren Conrads’s journey into the Fashion world

My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

I love reading this, Kate’s experience in Paris was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Kate graduated from Princeton University, she moved to Paris and this is where she talks about fashion, the places she went to, the clothes she wore, and her Parisian life.

Inside Vogue – A Dairy of My 100th Year by Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman’s witty diary of the excellent centenary issue of British Vogue was well worth the read.

In her diary, Shulman portrays herself as a hard-working but honest person who conveys her hopes and fears with humility and talks about both her successes and disappointments with grace, which I appreciate of her status

I have many more books I have read and could recommend, so if you would like a part two to this, let me know in the comments section below or drop me an email! 🤗

Until next time ….

With love,

Salma

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