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Thursday

29

November 2007

Robertson’s Reads: Mr. Classic

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Robertson's Reads: Mr. Classic

To be blunt, there are few men I know — who aren’t gay — who would take this book and actually use it as a style dictionary; there are many men I know who need to do just that.

Mr Classic, which also could be titled How A Woman Wants Her Man to Dress, is the pictorial authority on English style for guys. Hackett explores relevant issues, like why the men of today’s generation still dress like boys with little or no thought put into their wardrobe, and more practical topics, like how long socks and suit jackets should really be.

And while Hackett’s direction for men on the ‘how-to’s’ of getting dressed is compelling, I found myself more captivated by his inspiring collection of photographs and his detailed descriptions of polo matches and picnics.

Featuring 136 illustrations and endless necessitous information, Mr Classic is both a classic read and guide for guys on how to dress to impress –

Or at least on how to dress different than the male models in an Abercrombie catalogue.

 

Mr Classic, designed by Jeremy Hackett, $60, Yoox.com

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Sunday

7

October 2007

Robertson’s Reads: Before You Put That On

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Robertson's Reads Before You Put That On

 

You know him because he’s the fashion editor at the Today show. He’s also a frequent face on E! Entertainment’s Style Network. Now you can know him for his fabulous fashion hints 365 days a year in his latest book.

Offering advice not just about the physical side of your wardrobe, but how you actually feel on the inside about yourself, Lloyd Boston presents a style book as unique as the advice it contains.

Featuring his very own illustrations, Boston takes readers from season to season, offering helpful hints from finding the perfect tailor to organizing closet space.

It’s a helpful guide for any woman working on a personal fashion resolution.

Before You Put That On, by Lloyd Boston, $23.91, Amazon.ca

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Sunday

30

September 2007

Robertson’s Reads: The Kyoto Costume Institute

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Robertson's Reads, Fashion: The Kyoto Institute

 

Never failing to disappoint, the Kyoto Costume Institute delivers a perfectly catalogued history of clothing from the 18th century through the 20th century in Fashion.

Full-coloured glossy photos featuring designer and construction details round out this 2-volume set of corsets, dresses, head-coverings, and stockings.

It’s the evolution of apparel, and it’s clearly inspiration for any aspiring designer.

Fashion by: The Kyoto Costume Institute, $31.52, Amazon.ca

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Friday

8

June 2007

Robertson’s Reads: 100 Years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

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Robertson's Reads: 100 Years of Fashion Illustration

 

Before the days of the digital age and fashion photography, designers and editors relied on creative illustrators to depict dazzling design at its best.

From 1900 to 1975, author Cally Blackman takes readers on a journey by illustration, providing historical and informational commentary on the development of fashion drawings.

100 Years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman, $31.50, amazon.ca.

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Friday

25

May 2007

Robertson’s Reads: People in Vogue

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Robertson's Reads: People in Vogue

 

Much easier than letting your back issues of Vogue magazine collect dust, People in Vogue is an in-depth collection of both full-colour and black-and-white photography from the fashion bible.

Derrick thoroughly researchs and categorizes each decade of fashion to give the reader an easy-to-read, choronological overview of ever-changing faces of fashion and style. From WWII to 2007, whether politico extraordinaire, model, or royalty, this book covers a wide variety of people who have — and still do — have an influence on our culture.

Trust me, buying the book is the most convenient way to get inspired – more so than ripping out inspiration pages from your favourite fashion glossy.

People in Vogue, $22.05, Amazon.ca.

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Friday

18

May 2007

Robertson’s Reads: 20th Century Fashion

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Robertson's Reads: 20th Century Reads

 

More visually appealing than anything else, 20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Style by Decade and Designer, in Association with Vogue is a compelling look at Vogue magazine’s contribution to the ever-evolving world of fashion.

Watson’s resource contains extensive articles on popular fashion houses such as Chanel, Valentino, and Versace.

An excellent addition to any design, fashion, or photography buff.

Available at Amazon.ca.

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Friday

27

April 2007

Robertson’s Reads: 30 Years of Vogue by John Rawlings

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Robertson's Reads: 30 Years of Vogue

 

John Rawlings was responsible for some of the fashion world’s most inspirational photographs of the Thirties through the Sixties.

With 200 Vogue covers to his credit, Rawlings was a true artistic genius, and Kohle Yohannan aptly highlights that genius with a stunning collection of anecdotes, cover shots, and fashion-forward photos.

John Rawlings: 30 Years in Vogue available at Amazon.ca for $127.47.

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Friday

13

April 2007

Robertson’s Reads: A Century of Fashion by Francois Baudot

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Robertson's Reads: A Century of Fashion

 

Although clothing design will never revert to styles from the Middle Ages, fashion — from the wasp-waisted skirts of the 50s to the bright, neon colours of the 80s — will always repeat itself.

In his book, A Century of Fashion, Elle magazine journalist François Baudot examines fashion throughout the 20th century. His final composition is an exlemplary album of fashion images from the world’s most commendable creative geniuses.

Available today for $35 at YOOX.com.

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Friday

16

March 2007

Robertson’s Reads: Balenciaga Paris by Pamela Golbin

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Robertson's Reads: Balenciaga Paris

 

For anyone obsessed with couture, fashion, and the art of clothing construction, this book is a must-have.

From 1937 to today, almost 70 years of creative design are captured with illustrations, photographs, journalistic clippings, and Balenciaga’s own sketches.

My main man Dior referred to Cristóbal Balenciaga as “the master of us all” and exactly why is clear with one breeze through this fabulous fashion exposition. Make it yours now at YOOX.com.

 

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Friday

16

February 2007

Robertson’s Reads: Chic in Paris by Susan Tabak

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Ever wondered what it would take to embody the beauty and class of a Parisian woman while staying true to you?

Susan Tabak — author, stylist, and my fantasy personal shopper — sets the standard of French style with this set of glamorous guidelines, including interviews with eight prominent Parisian fashionistas.

And for your next trip to the City of Lights, and for all your shopping needs, Tabak includes some tres exclusif addresses.Chic in Paris by Susan Tabak

 

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