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Reading list: Beyond the Label



Maureen Chiquet Beyond the label

I’m on an unofficial book buying ban but I really want to read Maureen Chiquet’s memoir, ‘Beyond the Label’ next. (Well after I’ve read Joan Juliet Buck’s…) Billed as a cross between Sheryl Sandberg and Elizabeth Gilbert, it’s the story of the former Chanel CEO’s rise to the top, then sudden fall from her perch with the now prerequisite life learnings along the way.

Amazon reviews are good so far and you can read a snippet here.
beyond the label book

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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Eat like O’Keeffe



georgia o'keeffe cookbook Assouline

I’m not much of a cook but boy do I love a cook book. This tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe by Robyn Lea (Assouline, £32) is both a feast for the eyes and the taste buds with rustic recipes and equally delicious images.

Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe contains 50 of the artist’s favourite recipes (more…)



Margiela the Hermes Years



Margiela the Hermes Years

On my want list: Margiela the Hermès Years. This book accompanies the exhibition of the same name at Antwerp’s MoMu (opens today!), which we’ll no doubt be reading lots about in the coming weeks. (more…)



Agnes b anti-fashion



Agnes B Styliste book
In fashion, most of the glory and column inches go to the avant-garde and the celebrity-courters. But what about those other labels that keep their heads down and keep the customers coming? Not easy to do, certainly not in this climate.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about A.P.C. celebrating 30 years in business. This week it’s all about another French stalwart, Agnès b (more…)