The fashion house Gucci has just celebrated 90 years and opened the Gucci museum inside the medieval Palazzo della Mercanzia in the Piazza Signoria in Florence, Italy. In addition to that, Rizzoli is publishing Gucci: The Making Of, a coffee-table full mementos of the fashion house’s history.  There are over 700 photographs, from the earliest advertising campaigns and the Florence workshop to custom designed auto-mobiles.       It’s a busy year for the luxury fashion house!

It’s £60. Out the 1st November. 


This must-have coffee table book has been created for Louboutin’s 20th anniversary next year. It shows intimate photographs of Louboutin’s life, travels, and inspirations, presenting a very personal look at the man behind the shoes.  There is also an in-depth interview with the designer about the inspiration behind his creations and he highlights which shoes have played a vital role in the history of the brand.

Christian Louboutin is published on 25 October 2011.

 – Written by Christian Louboutin, Foreword by John Malkovich, Contribution by Eric Reinhardt, Photographed by Philippe Garcia and David Lynch – 

Table Skirt 

He was crowned British Designer of the Year in 1999 and in 2000 as well as awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2006.  The Turkish-born designer and artist is most well-known for his high-minded collections, best typified by a  wooden coffee table that could transform into a skirt. With this book, he has definitely created the ideal accessory to it.

This book is the first in-depth monograph on his work, celebrating Chalayan’s tenth anniversary in fashion. It does not simply document the highlights from ten years of fashion design, but also includes his installations and video projects.

ISBN 9781856697224

Out now is this fun, informative and stylish book that examines all garments in a men’s wardrobe: the provenance, history, the design, brand and how the item shaped the way men dress today.  It’s  written by  one of UK’s most respected and measured men’s fashion journalists, Josh Sims.

The bookthe bookImages from the book 

The book was created to celebrate Mulberry’s 40th anniversary. It’s a glimse inside the Mulberry world, a journey through the past two years of the brand’s life.  Shot by Welsh photographer Venetia Dearden, the book took nearly three years to make. There are images of models from the S/S 11 catwalk, behind-the-scenes photographs of the brand’s Somerset Factory and many more!

The Mulberry book is out now and available in Mulberry stores and online

Out now is Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians and Fashion by Rob Young.  Touching a matter that no one has before, Rob Young offers an engaging perspective on the ability of style to influence the careers of women politicians and first ladies. It’s a must have!


The power of fashion

Taschen are reissuing Andre de Dienes, Marilyn, one of the finest photography books on Monroe, in a compact, two-volume edition with slip-cover.

Isbn 978383652710-1, Hardcover in 2 slipcases, 848 pages.

The collection shows photos and secret memoirs of Marilyn Monroe’s first photographer and lifelong friend Adre de Dienes. He started to photograph her during their many adventures together in every possible natural setting in his original, inspired style. He soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs which helped to launch her model career and, a few years later, a film career that was to make her a legend.

The memoirs tell a beautiful story of love and friendship from the point of view of someone who knew Marilyn intimately; describing the transformation from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe.

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