I oftentimes tell my clients that if they're stuck putting an outfit together, they should 'start with your shoes and build your outfit around those!' And people sometimes ask me where I get my style inspiration and the answer is a lot of places but I start with my living room tsundoku (it's a Japanese slang term that refers to a pile of books that never get read....).
They're not just my style jumpoffs but provide a visual smorgasbord for color inspiration, outfits, photography, and a lot of great history too!
Want any of these books? Here ya go:
- Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion by Sarah Mower
- Unseen Unpublished Black History by Darcy Eveleigh et al
- The New Black Vanguard by Antwaun Sargent
- Pantone on Fashion by Eiseman and Cutler
- Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style by Andre Leon Talley
And I've got one more in the chamber [it's en route and super excited about it!]: Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion by Marcellas Reynolds
And the candle is scrumptious too!