Making the most of cold winter days is important, especially if you’re cooped up inside on a weekend. One of the most relaxing and cozy things to do during the winter is to curl up by the fireplace on your favorite chair with a glass of hot spiced tea and a good book. Because reading is one of our favorite past times, here’s a list of five fashion-savvy books to add to your winter reading list.
1. The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Women by Karen Karbo, $14.36, at barnesandnoble.com
A philosophy for every fashionista to live by, this book gives you a glance into the mind and thoughts of the classy Coco Chanel.
2. The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia Drake, $12.81, at barnesandnoble.com
Become saturated in 1970s Paris and all things fabulous, revealing part of the genius behind the youthful minds that was Yves Saint Laurent and still is Karl Lagerfeld.
A quizzical look at the fashion industry from the time of kings and queens to present that will interest more then just the typical fashion lover.
4. Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag By Michael Tonello, $10.79, at barnesandnoble.com
Something for fun; a Birkin is all we want for Christmas anyway…
5. The Private World of Yves St. Laurent and Pierre Berge by Robert Murphy, $64.12, at barnesandnoble.com
Amusing to say the least, this book’s photography alone will dazzle and enthrall you with every flip of the page, but regardless, it’s worth a read and when done, it makes a fabulous coffee table piece.