Reading Time – The New Books We Absolutely Want

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Reading time is all about moments of peace that we all cherish, and that become even more sought after when we know that a new book of interest to us is awaiting to be discovered and loved as the others in our library. As is the case with other essentials in life, one can never have enough books to read and keep as treasures that stand the test of time.

With this in mind, we bring you a carefully curated list of the newest releases that will certainly become your favorites!


Fashion Designers A-Z. 40th Ed. by Valerie Steele

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A fresh edition of Fashion Designers A-Z predicting another fashionable year. In its 40th edition, this new release celebrates more than a century of fashion geniuses from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Photographs of hundreds of garments are featured, not only for their beauty, but also for their representative value in the history of style and fashion, and the philosophies and aesthetics of the designers who made them.


The Art of the Wedding: Invitations, Flowers, Decor, Table Settings, and Cakes for a Memorable Celebration by Relais & Châteaux

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Are you planning your wedding? Well, this book is for you! Whether intimate or grand in scale, this new release guides you through the creation of a memorable big day that feels personal and completely unique. It also features enchanting weddings that open your eyes to imaginative ideas that will make your wedding even more special.

The Carlyle by James Reginato

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Dive into the spirit of New York City, its charm and glamour through a book on the famed Carlyle Hotel. Open in 1930 in the Upper East Side of the city, it is an emblem of luxury, status and sophistication by housing presidents and princesses, dukes and duchesses, and Hollywood’s most honored stars. This book counts its journey as a tribute to its 90th anniversary and features the recent renovation achieved by the esteemed designer Tony Chi.


Peter Lindbergh. Azzedine Alaïa by Peter Lindbergh

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United by their love of black, Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa are celebrated in a book for their artistic partnership. Accompanying the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa, Peter Lindbergh at the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa in Paris, this book immortalizes the unique dialogue between the photographer and the couturier. It illustrates their community of spirit through images that stand as a testament to their achievements in both photography and fashion.


Dresses to Dream About by Christian Siriano

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Since the debut of his eponymous brand in 2008 at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano has come a long way in his international stardom journey to the point of becoming a red-carpet favorite and one of today’s most popular young fashion designers. This updated edition of “Dresses to Dream About” gives us the opportunity to dive more into the world of this fashion genius, showcasing 14 recent creations from sketch to dress.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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