‘Refinery29: Style Stalking’ by Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi

Upon first seeing this book’s jacket quickly in passing, I thought perhaps it was a third edition of Scott Schuman’s ‘The Sartorialist’. Once I looked a little closer, I realized bloggers from Refinery29 had actually published this latest fashion exposé. Since I largely enjoy Refinery29’s blog and Schuman’s last books, I figured I should add this book to my TBR shelf.

'Refinery29: Style Stalking' by Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi

In the end, once opened, this book did not wow me or really keep my interest. There were definitely some visually striking images throughout the pages, but the fashion/outfit ideas shared were neither innovation nor really directed toward a person older than 25/past those entry level positions of employment. Although I am in my early thirties and not yet at the pinnacle of my career, professionally I have begun achieving certain positional leaps. If I were to wear some of the (albeit) colorful outfits that this book suggests, I would be looked upon with the seemingly ‘unexperienced young person’ stigma I have fought so hard to cease. Refinery29’s book was, I fear, not (meant to be) targeted to me.

Salon Summary

RECOMMENDABILITY: 2 {out of 5} stars | ★★☆☆☆
REPETITIVE READABILITY: 0 {out of 5} stars | ☆☆☆☆☆
RATING: 2 {out of 5} stars | ★★☆☆☆

HerLiterarySalon.com received this book as a gift from Blogging for Books|The Crown Publishing Group.

‘Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me’ {A Pictorial Review}

'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me' {A Pictorial Review}
'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me' {A Pictorial Review}
'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me' {A Pictorial Review}
'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me' {A Pictorial Review}
'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me' {A Pictorial Review}
'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me' {A Pictorial Review}

Salon Summary

A fantastical exploration of fashion, color, beauty and reality – a completely and totally immersive collection. Bravo, Miles. You only want me ‘to love you’ … well, darling, I do. I really do.

RECOMMENDABILITY: 5 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★★
REPETITIVE READABILITY: 5 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★★
RATING: 5 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★★

‘Paris in Color’ by Nichole Robertson {A Pictorial Review}

‘Nothing sharpens your senses like a new address. The streets were no longer an obstacle course to run. We walked for pleasure, with no agenda and no particular destination in mind. We noticed details, and took time to take them in. For recovering New Yorkers, nothing could have inspired us more.’

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'Paris in Color' by Nichole Robertson {A Pictorial Review}

Salon Summary

A great way to learn your colors en francais and a lot of lovely pictures, but a few too many duplications rather than new shots – more a complaint for the publisher rather than the photographer I presume.

RECOMMENDABILITY: 3 {out of 5} stars | ★★★☆☆
REPETITIVE READABILITY: 3 {out of 5} stars | ★★★☆☆
RATING: 3 {out of 5} stars | ★★★☆☆