Fashion/Beauty Book Shelf Details

February 20, 2014

Todays post is again, a continuation of the storage detail kind of posts i've been doing recently and one thing I don't see much within the blogosphere is us bloggers talking about the fashion/beauty reads that we have, so I thought i'd share what ones have earnt their space on my bookshelf.

As you can see, i've completely devoted this shelf just for the more fashion/uni/beauty books as I find them a lot more visually appealing than my other random books and these are the ones I reach for the most, especially when it comes to any design or layout kind of work i'm doing for uni. I've tried to arrange them in height order just make them appear neater on the shelf and more visually appealing for me. 

Now onto the books themselves, i'm not going to babble on about every single book or review them as such, as some of these I haven't fully read or used as much as I should to give them a review, but i'll give you a little rundown about the ones that I use the most. 

So first off we have 9Heads, which if you are a fashion student you SHOULD own this book. It's amazing for all sorts of figure drawing and drawing of clothing on the body, with step by step guides and helpful tips, this book has come in so handy over the three years i've been at uni. Moving to more textiles with this book, but Practical Textiles Techniques is a really good book if you are studying textiles. It gives a run down on all the different textiles techniques, and I used this a lot during college. The next book that has come in pretty hand is the Making and Breaking The Grid, which is all about layout and typography through the use of various grid based design. I've found this really helpful when producing trend books where i've had to really consider the layout of the pages and all of their elements. Next up is the Essential Fashion Illustration, which is similar to 9Heads in the sense that it's all about fashion illustration and figure drawing but isn't as extensive as 9Heads, but still really useful. This book is probably the most obvious choice, but one that just looks so good on a shelf and that is Alexa Chung's IT. I haven't fully read this, more like flicked through it but I couldn't not mention it and I can't wait to give this a proper read. Again, another obvious choice with the Lauren Conrad Beauty, but this book is so good especially for those who, like me don't know that much about beauty. It covers all things from makeup to skincare and is definitely worth a read. Another Lauren Conrad book and this is actually from her series of books with L.A Candy being the first, and only one that I own. I read this a good two years back or so now, but i'm definitely going to pick it up again and maybe purchase the next few in the series. Last but not least is Luella's Guide to English Style which I was recommended during my second year, and it's a great little book covering various different aspects of English style, it's hard to explain but really worth picking up.

So that is all my fashion/beauty reads! I hope you guys liked this post as it is a little different, but I thought i'd try it out!

Do you own any of these books?

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  1. I didn't finish Alexas chungs book either I found it quite boring but I love the cover and images inside

  2. I've wanted to own all of these and they have been on my wish lists for ages! Great post xx

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward

  3. I love a lot of these books, I really want to ready It, sounds so good! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  4. this post has been so helpful! i'm trying to get into books more so you've given me a good idea of some more i can get:)

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  5. I love the Lauren Conrad books! This is such a good way of storing them since mine are hidden away in my wardrobe x


  6. I think it's more of a one time read, appreciation kind of book, but it definitely makes for a good table book! x

  7. Ahh goodluck! I wish i'd done something like your course rather than design but i'm sure you'll enjoy it! Thank you sweetie x

  8. Thank you honey! x

  9. I've heard a lot of people enjoy it, so i'm sure you will too xx

  10. Aww thanks, i'm glad you enjoyed it! x

  11. Thanks, I find they really add some character to my desk area :) x

  12. I went straight to Amazon and bought the Lauren Conrad book after reading this! :)

  13. I dont have any of them. I checked Alexa's book a month ago and decided not to buy it. I would not mind checking Lauran's book as I kind of like her. I do want Grace's memoir though. The book store did not carry in the store when I try to buy it.


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