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If your sitting room décor is still missing a certain je ne sais quoi, chances are you need a couple of yummy coffee table books for your guests to flick through. Something for you to enjoy when you’re treating yourself to some much-needed down time: hair up, yoga pants on, phone off. Here’s our rundown of our favorite coffee table books on all things fashion and style. Go on, spoil yourself!
Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré
Essential browsing for all you Francophiles, this book is a joyous visual diary of photography and fashion illustrations from one of French fashion’s biggest names, plus all manner of fascinating chapters on Garance’s life story: her inspirations, her experiences and her beliefs. Her vision for Love x Style x Life was a guide to everything style-related from fashion week to shopping and make up, but also – vitally – how to be ‘a beautiful woman inside and outside.’ Buy it here.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Claire Wilcox
A follow up to the ground-breaking art exhibition held in London and New York, this beauty of a coffee table book brings together words and images from some of the biggest names in fashion on the creative genius of the late Alexander McQueen. Hailed a ‘visually dazzling investigation into McQueen’s creative process and fashion vision,’ this book will show you exactly why his work became championed by figures as prominent as the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore McQueen on her wedding day and for the Christenings of both her children. Buy it here.
Vogue Coloring Book
We’re all for a bit of peaceful creativity – mindfulness coloring books are a big thing in the UK right now – and all the more so when the subjects are 1950’s style icons in their best-loved ensembles! This is the perfect activity for a free afternoon when you need to switch off from all things digital. Grab your set of coloring pencils and lose yourself in a glorious hour or two of satisfying and soothing coloring-therapy. Makes a super gift, too. If scribbling’s your thing, check out the Liberty print coloring book, too. So. Many. Designs. Buy it here.
Kate Moss by Mario Testino
Spied through the lens of the world’s most renowned fashion photographer, this beautiful coffee table book pays tribute to Testino’s favorite muse in over one hundred candid images of the supermodel. Friends for nearly thirty years, this book documents Kate’s life as a supermodel from early backstage moments to the most iconic campaigns she’s fronted. Buy it here.
So what’s on your coffee table or nightstand at the moment? We’d love to know, so drop us a comment below.