As the social season comes to a close, why not find a few books to occupy your time and provide new party dinner conversation topics asks our resident bibliophile Jake Gaines?

2017MayJune_Read_ArtofDressing_coverTHE ART OF DRESSING: Ageless, Timeless, Original Style by Tziporah Salamon

Profiles of ten incredibly chic women and what inspires their wardrobes, revealing the contents of their closets to impart practical tips on how to put together beautiful outfits. $45. At

2017MayJune_Read_Vinyl Album Cover Art 9780500519325Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art

The complete catalogue of legendary design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing their groundbreaking cover art for rock and roll’s all-time greats. $40. At http://www.ThamesAndHudsonUSA


From roaring nightlife to peaceful yoga retreats, Ibiza’s hippie-chic atmosphere is its hallmark. This quintessential Mediterranean hot spot has served as an escape for artists, creatives, and musicians alike for decades. $85. At

2017MayJune_Read_Renzo Piano Logbooks 9780500343104RENZO PIANO: The Complete Logbook, 1966-2016

Over one hundred works are featured of the famed architect, accompanied by over one thousand images of Piano’s work around the world including new photographs, drawings and sketches. $70. At

2017MayJune_Read_DIORDIOR by Christian Dior

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series devoted to each designer of the couture house. $195. At

2017MayJune_Read_Parisian ChicPARISIAN CHIC: THE LOOK BOOK  by Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet

For whenever you say “What should I wear today?”, use this guide as a reference since the French are all things chic. $29.95 At


Twenty ultra-stylish properties dotted around the City of Light, from the Louvre courtyard to the Centre Pompidou rooftop, from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Golden Triangle and beyond can be found in this chic volume. $85. At

2017MayJune_Read_BarbieTHE ART OF @BARBIESTYLE

Featuring inspiring quotes from prominent fashion designers, models, photographers, stylists, editors, and global celebrities, and texts written by Barbie herself, presenting her a affirmational outlook on life, travel, and the importance of celebrating special times with good friends. $50. At

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