We’ve got a little something for everyone. 😉
There’s nothing better than having a majorly close group of ride-or-die girlfriends, everyone with their own unique style vibe. That is, of course, until it’s time to start buying gifts for each of your besties! An easy way to knock out your gift-giving super quick is to buy each babe the same thing – in this case, a coffee table book – but customize it based on her style. It’s thoughtful, interesting and makes for a totally Instagram-able coffee table.
For the Rebel: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
There’s a reason Savage Beauty was one of the most highly attended exhibits in the Costume Institute’s history; McQueen was a genius. His creations defy the fashion label — they’re definitely art pieces on their own — and this gorgeous book is a testament to that. Gift this one to your bff who isn’t afraid to take risks in her wardrobe; she’s sure to dig the edgy vibe.
For the Pop Culture-Obsessed: Selfish
This mini tome is jam-packed with selfies of Kim K., but you already knew that. Love her or hate her, the woman is drop dead gorgeous and so captivating. There are those famous snaps we all know (featuring her most prized – ah – assets) and lots of make-up free mirror selfies only seen by Kanye — till now. Plus, at only $13 a pop, it’s one you can pass off as a “gag gift” if you must, though you can be sure no one will be able to resist thumbing through.
For the Hipster: Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton
For your Brooklyn-bound bestie, make sure you pick up a copy of Humans of New York. The book, which began as a photography project on the streets of New York, captures the raw honesty, beauty and strength of the city’s inhabitants, each with a simple photo and story. The complex, deeply emotional stories Stanton brings out of these strangers on the street are truly amazing and makes a great gift for anyone obsessed with NYC.
For the History Lover: 100 Years of Fashion
First of all, who can resist that pink Audrey Hepburn cover? This chronicle of fashion and its place in society through 1900 to today is as beautiful as it is informative and includes a whole host of fashion photographs never before published. Grab a copy for your fashion history student friend, museum-going bff or vintage-loving pal.
For the Fashion Blog Addict: Love X Style X Life, Garance Dore
The nice girl of the fashion industry, Dore found blogging success with her cheeky sense of humor, darling illustrations and honest writing style. Her first book couldn’t be sweeter, filled with personal anecdotes, style tips and dating advice. It’s funny and charming, just like Garance herself — and your bud.
For the Model-Off-Duty: Kate Moss, Mario Testino
This super-sized, photo-heavy book of Kate Moss shot by Mario Testino is a glossy, flashy celebration of the world’s most famous supermodel. Buy it for your model friend — or model-obsessed friend and she’ll spend her winter nights pouring over its pages, making notes on how to get that perfectly tousled Kate Moss bedhead.
For the Label Lover: Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
If anything, this book will look super chic sitting on a coffee table, all LV logos and sleek white. Thankfully though, the inside is just as lovely, with page after page documenting the luxury design house’s artistic partnerships, collaborations and commissions, and how those influenced the label’s designs. Super luxe and super fascinating? Perfect.
For the Thirty-Something: Influence
Those of us in our thirties can totally “remember when” the Olsen Twins brought their signature baggy, layered look to the streets of Manhattan and everyone went bananas over it… and let’s be honest — we’re still obsessed with it. The pint-sized duo published a book of interviews with their fashion heroes, personal essays and photographs back in 2008; it’s endlessly inspiring and one your girlfriend can keep returning to.
For the Boho Travel Bug: Gypset Style
If your girl rocks vintage fur, platform shoes, floppy hats, and smells like incense, consider Gypset Style. The book is chock full of photos, travel diaries and personal style musings from author Julia Chaplin. She’ll definitely get lost in the pages documenting Chaplin’s encounters with the of the freest of spirits lounging in their 70s-inspired dens. Be forewarned: this book will inspire heavy wanderlust vibes, so be prepared to hit the road with your bff for an impromptu road trip post New Years.
For the Magazine Lover: Vogue: The Covers
As the name implies, this book spans the storied fashion magazine’s history of covers, starting with its first in 1892 and ending with its contemporary iterations. There are behind-the-scenes stories alongside the covers themselves so your glossy-loving lady can get the dish behind her favorite covers shot by the likes of Annie Leibowitz, Bruce Weber, Irving Penn, Herb Ritz, Helmut Newton, and a ton more legends.
The gifts don’t stop here! Don’t forget to check out our Planet Blue Gift Guide for the Jessa Johansson in your group.
Originally posted on December 13, 2015 @ 7:00 AM