These are all the books on my own Xmas list. Numero uno being, The Fashion File by Madmen costumer and stylist, Janie Bryant. Bryant's book is a sneak peek into the creation of Mad Men's costumes, uncovering what it takes to define a charachter's overall look. A designer/stylist after my own heart, Bryant shows you how to develop your own signature visual persona. A lover of vintage pieces, she shows you how to mix the decade pieces with contemporary ones like blue jeans and shoes. Beautiful renderings of retro fashion dot this book, a real treasure.
I don't own but have read this gemmie from front to cover in one sitting. Vera Wang on Weddings is one of the most fascinating books out there for brides to be, or, any long lover of fashion, packed with gorgeous images and expert advise from the queen of bridal herself . . .
They call this The Wedding Bible in the industry. Put out by the editors of In Style, this book is a treasure trove of magnificent photographs and in depth coverage of topics from the best of the best such a gown, flowers, invitations and cake.