(art)books we love | Little black book

A new fashion guide for trends and looks was published 2016 by Prestel. No other European blogger than Sofie Valkiers is responsible for this little black book. “Little” is an understatement though, it’s a big hardcover and the layout is really wonderful.

Ten chapters distinguish the book for perfect looks and shopping tips:

1. The beginning
2. Inspiration
3. Basics
4. Looks
5. Glamour
6. Lookbook
7. Right shopping
8. Fashion weeks
9. Beauty tips
10. Shopping addresses

The first chapter is about Sofie and how she became a fashion blogger. She studied marketing and business management and she is a real fashion addict. So she merged both. The result is her amazing fashion blog FASHIONATA. Every month over 120.000 visitors read it and get inspired by her look books.

Sofie Valkiers herself is inspired by the great fashion stars like Brigitte Bardot, Coco Chanel, Catherine Deneuve, Kate Moss, Caroline de Maigret, Cara Delevigne, Victoria Beckham or Miranda Kerr. To find your own style and to get more inspiration she listed different fashion blogs, streetstyle blogs and some other interesting sources.

What are the most important basics for every wardrobe? Sure, the little black one, a navy shirt, clothes with animal prints, a classical trenchcoat, blazer, dark blue jeans, leather jacket, big sunglasses… And for every must-have she introduces some creative combinations to get the perfect look – some does and don’ts.

At the fourth chapter Sofie Valkiers shows us her favourite looks for the red carpet, leisure time, weddings, dates and travelling. This chapter is a little bit boring, I am not as often on the red carpet like Mrs. Valkiers is. This year I am at severall weddings, but if you find your personal style, you don’t have to think about it anymore and to buy for every wedding a new dress, it’s a little bit expensive, so you have to be creative with your accessories.

Well, I think you should read it by yourself and make your own opinion. I am torn. Some tips a really great and some chapters a boring – for me! If I had the choice to buy a book for the perfect wardrobe I would prefer the book “The One Hundret – A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own” by Nina Garcia. But if you wanna know more about a famous fashion blogger and what’s up to the life of Sofie Valkiers, you should read her book.

#artbook | Little black book

#author | Sofie Valkiers

#language | German (Or available in: Englisch)

#publishing house | Prestel

#ISBN | 978-3791382432

#pages | 178

#published | 2016

you can get your copy here.

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