OMG! It’s raining pretty publications!

It’s so nice to see some genuinely creative how-to fashion books being published. I’ve already blogged about Like I Give A Frock by Michi (above and below) which isn’t really a how-to book but is very pretty and an entertaining read.

Natalie Bloom (of the Bloom beauty product empire) has published Beauty in Bloom, a gently-illustrated ode to all thing beautiful and beauty-related to appeal to those (like me) who can’t get enough of foundation splodges and lipstick scribbles.

Somehow the latest offering from Gisele Scanlon escaped my attention when it came out so I need to do some catching up. Scanlon’s Goddess Guide was an instant bestseller and the follow-up, The Goddess Experience, offers more illustration and collagy fun alongside her in-the-know tips and discoveries.
More sartorial sketches are to be admired in the form of My Wonderful World of Fashion, a colouring book with a difference from illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. As well as sketches of Vivienne Westwood shoes to be coloured in by all ages of fashionistas, there are also how-to-make-a-sari tutorials and did-you-know fashion history lessons.

*Sigh*…who needs Colleen et al when you can have all this?
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5 Responses to OMG! It’s raining pretty publications!

  1. Laura says:

    These are beautiful. There's always room for something like this in my life.

  2. Make Do Style says:

    Oh how I love a book or four!

  3. enc says:

    I could while away many hours with these.

  4. The style strutter says:

    Great post, I go weak for fashion and illustration books:)!!

  5. Top Bird @ Wee Birdy says:

    As a fellow Antipodean, I do have a soft spot for 'Like a Give a Frock' – you can also sign up for her daily emails here:

    And Gisele's collage-y goodness is to die for. I do love her birdy obsession, too. xx

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