Summer Reads!

Summer Reads!

July 2013

Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading, change up your coffee table books to entertain guests that will be coming over and grow your knowledge in things like recipes, how-to’s and latest trends!


Fashion Weekly has selected some of our favourite picks for you to enjoy!

Cupcakes and Cashmere by Emily Schuman is a must have if not already bought by our FW readers. All the bookstores have it in their fashion, lifestyle or latest picks section. Titled as a Guide for defining your style, reinventing your space and entertaining with ease- it is really a pleasurable read with loads of pictures and easy instructions. Broken into the simplicity of the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter- blogger turned book writer Emily has a fairy tale story of turning her passion into a best-selling book! 



If you love fashion then you love art- it comes hand in hand. Routing back to the basics and turning to the original artists not only helps us get inspired but reminds us of the history of creativity our world has had. Monet’s Garden in Art by Debra N. Mancoff is a delight to read through and understand the stories behind the lovely paintings. It magnifies the love of nature, the beauty that only Claude Monet could translate to us in a certain way- it’s a refreshing read.


Summer is a great time to try new recipes but what is it that really refreshes us? Cocktails- or as we at FW love, mock-tails! Eliq Maranaik has a whole series of fun books but we especially love the Ice Cream: Frozen Favorites for All Tastes and Cocktails: Fancy and Delicious Recipes for All Tastes. Delicious, mouth-watering frozen treats that could be a fun project with the kids or a centre theme to a patio party. The drinks have all sorts of mixtures that could be made without alcohol to better suit family time and enjoy with everyone! Colourful pages make these books a great addition to your shelf in the kitchen!


Fashion lovers will never get enough of Fashion. New books on style, how to dress and legendary fashion designers are always enjoyable to flip through in book format.  FW recommends Fashion Designed, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the History, Language & Practice of Fashion by Alicia Kennedy & Emily Banis Stoehrer with Jay Calderin.


Along with its long name are detailed breakdowns on designers, models, trends, forecasting, fundamentals and everything else that links to it! Another excellent reference book and a keeper is 50 Years of  The Council of Fashion Designers of America : IMPACT. Full of their rich and “impactful” history- it’s an encyclopedia of all the movers and shakers of the industry and the key players that defined what the CFDA stands for today!


Let’s not forget our domestic diva’s delight- Style by Saladino by John Saladino.  An icon in the interior design world- this book brings you casual chic, simplicity and nature intertwined and a gorgeous book for your table top.


Happy reading all of you!