Apr 28th, 2017, 11:32 AM

Top 5 Fashionable Summer Reads

By Clara Zimmermann
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"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it" - Oscar Wilde

The semester is coming to an end, which means we finally have some time to start reading all of those pretty books that have been piling up in the back our our room. In case these five books haven't found their way into your bookshelves yet just pay Shakespeare and Co. a quick visit or go on Amazon and have them delivered right to your doorstep. Here is our list of five inspiring books that will sweeten up your summer:

1 | Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Tess has been dreaming about moving to New York City her entire life. When she finally makes it to the city that never sleeps, she lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. She is thrown into the overwhelming world of the restaurant business and has to navigate her way through long working hours, love, drugs and many, many oysters. Sleep is definitely the last thing on her mind. Danler's national bestseller will teach you a thing or two about the world of fine dining and the struggles of finding your place in an incredibly competitive world.

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2 | The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck

Joan Juliet Buck was the first American woman to ever fill the editor-in-chief position of Paris Vogue. In her recently published Memoirs she tells the story of her life between the creative hearts of cities such as London Milan, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. This thrilling account of her journey through the fashion world, which lasted over four decades, is a must-read for every fashionista. 

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3 | M Train by Patti Smith

The latest book by Patti Smith takes the reader on a journey through the rock goddess' present, past and her future aspirations. M Train is a dreamlike account of Smith's recent travels, daily routines and her muse, her late husband Fred Sonic Smith. The polaroids that illustrate the book add a personal touch and make this book a truly inspirational reading experience.

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4 | The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake

Did you know that once upon a time the two rising stars of the fashion world Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent were best friends? Alicia Drake chronicles the exceptional alliance between the two designers from its beginning to the end. What started out as a promising friendship developed into a bitter rivalry and a competition for fame and and power. The Beautiful Fall is a dazzling account of an era that shaped fashion and its two main characters, who were responsible for both the most scandalous intrigues as well as the most fabulous parties of the time. 

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5 | Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan

This book takes us back to the exciting times of the 90ies and its most prominent and sensational figures: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.The story is told from the perspective of the three icons and gives you the inside scoop on supermodels, photographers and designers that came to fame during this innovative fashion decade. 

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