The first book I would say you need to get - Parisian Chic
by by Ines de la Fressange with Sophie Gachet.
Inès de la Fressange started as a runway model, became the face of Chanel, and launched a clothing line; she is the essence of Parisian style and elegance. Her drawings have regularly appeared in Elle. She is creative consultant for Roger Vivier shoes and is designing the interior of a new Parisian hotel. Sophie Gachet is a fashion journalist for Elle in Paris.
No doubt Ines has all the right credentials, not just on paper but in actual life.
She's really a stylish woman, she been in the fashion business for decades, she looks amazing, as does her daughter and she's fun!
Best of all the book looks superbly chic both outside and inside.
Here is a little video introduction to the book.
So do let us know if you plan to read it, or if you've already read the book and what you think of it.
Also let us know which books you've found to be especially useful in developing your own
unique sense of style - your fashion bible/s.
We will be trying to cover some of the more widely acclaimed ones in a series of posts like this one.
The book is available on both Flipkart.com and Amazon.in
We like the book, but we would say you read through some customer reviews and take for a test ride at your local library ( you are not very likely to find it in many Indian libraries, my local Just Books branch doesn't have it),and then if you find it has timeless appeal and tips you find inspiring-buy it !
Ines does a lot of these shopping videos that we think are great fun, take a look: