11 Inspiring books to read to build your fashion career

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As a fashion journalist, there is nothing better than a beautifully composed fashion book that perfectly merges our two true loves of style and literature. Here are the glossy novels that every fashion girl should have on their coffee table for daily inspiration and career advice.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso


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This empowering biography by founder and CEO of the highly successful fashion retailer, Nasty Gal, will make you realise that the world is your oyster, and that anything can be achieved once you put your mind to it. Filled with blatant truths and real world advice, this inspiring read will show you how to be the ultimate #GIRLBOSS while attaining all of your ambitions.

The Vogue Factor by Kirstie Clements

Everyone wants to know what really goes on in the luxurious, fashion magazine industry, and The Vogue Factor will definitely deliver for those curious minds. Written by former-Editor in-Chief for Vogue Australia, Kirstie Clements, the biography takes you behind the scenes of the fashion industry, and highlights the incredible and heartbreaking experiences Clements’ had during her 25 year industry reign.

The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish and Self-Made Career by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power


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Release date: May 17, 2016.

The Career Code is the ultimate guide for women wanting to achieve success in every aspect of their lives. The inspiring book is filled with tried and tested strategies to build and shape your career into what you’ve always wanted it to be, all the while staying stylish. With advice appropriate for all stages of your profession, The Career Code is a definite read for every woman.

Rescu Me! by Bahar Etminan


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This reinvention book will bring elegance to your everyday life. The novel comprises of professional advice concerning health, relationships, wellbeing, finance, career, fashion and beauty. It also features exclusive and beautifully photographed makeovers by two women at turning points of their lives. This feel-good book is perfect for anyone wanting to be fulfilled by every part of their life.

Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad


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The reality star and fashion icon, Lauren Conrad, has penned her top tips for everyone to obtain her effortlessly chic style. Filled with advice on wardrobe-must haves, beauty secrets, style advice and Conrad’s own inspirations and fashion evolution, this novel is an entertaining, coffee table staple.

Impressive by Kirstie Clements

Impressive is the ultimate guide for anyone wanting to make it in the fashion industry. Comprised with advice by Kirstie Clements and other industry experts, this directory covers everything from how to get noticed, land your dream job, get ahead, and most importantly, what to wear while accomplishing your dreams.

Style A to Zoe by Rachel Zoe


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Do you need a style revamp, or a fashion pick-me-up? Than look no further than Style A to Zoe. The celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, has comprised her top tips for all things fashion, accessories and life for every woman to obtain a luxurious existence.

Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré


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This beautifully composed book showcases the style and life wisdom by the French blogger, Garance Doré. Bursting with immaculate style photography, illustrations and varying advice about fashion, beauty, life and love, this book has something for everyone.

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington


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Grace Coddington is the vivacious, determined and talented Creative Director behind US Vogue’s most memorable shoots. This witty biography captures Coddington’s early beginnings as a model in London during the 1960s, her relationship with Anna Wintour, and Coddington’s long-running influence upon the fashion industry.

The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior


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The world renowned designer, Christian Dior, has revealed his top style secrets suitable for every woman. Filled with timeless fashion tips, the designer outlines the 3 fundamentals of fashion being simplicity, grooming and good taste. The hand-bag size book - means that it is perfect for the woman on the go.

Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess


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The talented Megan Hess has fused her amazing illustrations and love of Coco Chanel to create this stunning book. Covering over 100 significant moments within Chanel’s history, this novel will give you instant style, career and life inspiration.

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