We just received a copy of Amanda Brooks' new book (out September 15), I Love Your Style. And while we haven't had a chance to really read through it, we are pretty much dying over the pictures which seem worth the cost of the book alone. The book breaks down style types into six categories: Classic, Bohemian, High Fashion, Street, Minimal, and Eclectic. And inside we found pretty much every stylish person we've ever obsessed over either caught on the street, at parties, in films or just wherever they're looking the most perfect. From Jackie O to Carolyn Bessette, Ali McGraw to MK & A, to John and Yoko, Chloe Sevigny, Jane Birkin, Carine, Anna, Kate and everyone in between. Seriously, there are tons of famously iconic moments along with loads we hadn't seen before. I'm taking it home for the long weekend to get some much needed Fashion Week inspiration. It's kind of like a giant US Weekly for the fashion set. Delicious indeed.
Barneys' Amanda Brooks and Simon Doonan On The Row's New $39,000 Bag and the Return of the Backpack
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were on hand at Barneys last night to fete the launch of their new line of luxury handbags for The Row (I'm pretty sure I know which one is which now thanks to our handy guide--Ashley's in the floor length embroidered number, MK's in the blazer, both from the Row). "I think the bags are triple super chic," said Amanda Brooks, Barneys' new-ish fashion director (who, as evidenced by our Textbook post today, is pretty chic herself). The line, she said, fills a void within Barneys highly competitive bags and accessories department--a younger more streamlined Celine-esque sub-in for the Birkins they don't stock. "Obviously we don't carry Hermes bags in the store so we were trying to find something that appeals to that customer who is willing to spend a lot of money on a bag that's going to last a long time and has a classic design." When Brooks mentions a customer willing to spend "a lot of money on a bag" she means up to $39,000 on a bag. That's how much the crocodile backpack in the Olsen's new bag range for the Row will set you back.