Amazon: Daphne Guinness by Valerie Steele

Amazon: Daphne Guinness by Valerie Steele

There is still time to catch the Daphne Guiness exhibit at The Museum at FIT; the collection is on view through January 7, 2012. But if you have a fashionista on your holiday list, this book will be the next best thing to accompanying her to FIT. The shoes alone are (almost literally) to die for and include the work of the late Alexander McQueen.

  • At the beginning of 2011, Carine Roitfeld resigned from her position as Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue. Arguably, she has become even more famous since, igniting the curiosity of those within and without the world of fashion. W... At the beginning of 2011, Carine Roitfeld resigned from her position as Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue. Arguably, she has become even more famous since, igniting the curiosity of those within and without the world of fashion. Within "irreverent" she speaks freely of her career, life and style, accompanied by ample photographic documentation. This particular edition comes complete with slipcase and signed poster of the style maven herself. Yes, a coffee table book in size and form but one unlikely to gather dust.

  • As much as I love layering clothing, I get an even bigger thrill from cleverly layered meanings. This book is perhaps the best example of such layering I have seen this year. "Deus ex machine" is a literary term, a reference to ... As much as I love layering clothing, I get an even bigger thrill from cleverly layered meanings. This book is perhaps the best example of such layering I have seen this year. "Deus ex machine" is a literary term, a reference to a former movement of motorcyclists and the name of a thriving custom bike business with outposts in Australia, Indonesia and (soon) Venice, California. This book captures this cycle-driven zeitgeist in text and color photography.