Granted…our shoe-loving BFFs are as vain as they come–especially when it comes to what their footwear design preferences are. Let me add a “however” right here and now. As vain as they are about what they put on their feet, they’re equally as obsessed with what they put into their fashion-conscience minds.
They’re bright. They’re fearless. They’re corporate titans. And they’re articulate in their command of both the English language, corporate dynamics, and fashion history. So if you’re so inclined to add to their home library of fabulous fashion books, here are two of my favorites.
Lori Goldstein: Style Is Instinct. A stunning anthology of the work of visionary stylist Lori Goldstein, whose interpretations of fashion and beauty have produced some of the most groundbreaking and iconic images in fashion, graphic, and popular culture.
With the foreword by Steven Meisel, it features more than 80 astounding images that she created in collaboration with the world’s finest photographers–including Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, Meisel, and many others–for fashion editorials, renowned advertising campaigns, and award-winning music videos. Hardcover list price-$80; Amazon-$54.79.
In My Shoes: A Memoir Tamara Mellon by William Patrick. When Tamara Mellon’s father lent her the seed money to start a high-end shoe company, he cautioned her: “Don’t let the accountants run your business.”
Little did he know that over the next 15 years, the struggle between “financial” and “creative” would become one of the central themes as Mellon’s business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Amazon Kindle Price-$11.99; Amazon Hardcover $19.21.
Ready, set, let’s go gift shopping.