Elise’s favorite fashion reads

Love fashion and looking for a good read? Elise shares some of her favorite fashion novels for the fashionista in everyone.

At the age of 13, I first became enthralled with fashion.

The fast-paced field sparked my curiosity to learn the ins and outs of such an evolving industry. To feed my fashion fix, I turn to literature for instant inspiration.

“Fashion bibles”, as I like to refer to them, provide an abundance of information straight from the industries top designers, stylists and makeup artists.

If you live, breathe and eat fashion then indulge in one of these wonderful reads!

Style A to Zoe:

Stylists to the stars, Rachel Zoe, keeps clients like Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes, Liv Tyler and many other A-list actresses red carpet ready. In “A to Zoe”, Rachel discusses how to dress your best for every occasion and what key pieces every woman should invest in.

The 5 Minute Face: The 5-Minute Face: The Quick & Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman:

Looking to learn the ABC’s of makeup? Pick up this beauty bible by TLC’s “What Not To Wear” makeup expert Carmindy.

She breaks down her skin essentials, secrets to achieve a flawless 5-minute face and how using the right products in the right places can make all the difference.

I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style:

Fashion consultant, Amanda Brooks, demonstrates how to pin point your personal style and provides quick tips how to amp up your current look.


Style icons Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen share candid interviews with some of the greatest designers, artists, and photographers alive. Getting the inside scoop into the lives of high profile designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin instantly intrigued me with this read!

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