What I’m Reading: Books About Fashion

The Devil Wears PradaI never read The Devil Wears Prada when it was popular. It was in my Amazon wish list forever. But I never got around to it. I finally saw the movie on DVD. While the movie was cute and Meryl Streep was amazing as usual, I hated the ending. So I’m reading the book to see if it has the same wrong ending. I haven’t finished yet, so don’t tell me.

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue’s Editor in ChiefI have a tendency to delve completely into a subject. So I’m also reading an unauthorized biography of Anna Wintour. Jerry Oppenheimer, who usually writes hack biographies, doesn’t seem to have much information about Wintour. And he mentions quite frequently how Wintour is not very intelligent, especially about writing, editing and the magazine world. Seems a little ridiculous considering her success at Vogue. It’s not like it was her first job in the magazine world. And this coming from a man who has two colons in his book title. I hope someday Wintour writes her autobiography. I’d like to read her viewpoint, since it’s her viewpoint that we and the world buy every month in Vogue.

Front Row: Anna Wintour: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue’s Editor in Chief by Jerry Oppenheimer

Adventures in Four Inch Heels and Faux PasTo complete my fashion trilogy, I am reading The Fashionista Files, a fashion advice book. It seemed fun in the Amazon description but is very disappointing. To be honest, it kinda stinks. Rather than be filled with helpful advice, the book is really all about the two authors. And judging by the photos in the book, they’re not very fashionable. If you’re looking for fashion advice that you can make work for you personally, I suggest sticking with Trinny and Susannah.

The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four Inch Heels and Faux Pas by Melissa de la Cruz, Karen Robinovitz

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