reads for afternoon dates

Afternoon Dates Turned Into Afternoon Reads

The holidays are coming up and as much as I’d love to hang out with my girls and have a light meal with a pitcher of sangria, yes a pitcher, I’d rather stay in today and catch up with some of my favorite reads with a glass of wine, the Olivia Pope kind.

Here’s a list of some amazing reads to satisfy your craving for a great book;

Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls – Leandra Medine

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Slipping into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin blazer in the dressing room of Topshop in downtown Manhattan, a brokenhearted Leandra had an epiphany. Looking in the mirror, she suddenly realized she didn’t have a boyfriend because of the way she dressed. And the more she thought about it, the more she realized that such outfits said a lot about her life-romantic and otherwise. With her signature sass, blunt honesty, and some personal photos, Leandra shares details of the night she lost her virginity right down to the pair of white tube socks she forgot to take off. – Goodreads

In my Shoes – Tamara Mellon

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Mellon’s business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion dollar brand. But despite her eventual fame and fortune, Mellon didn’t have an easy road to success. Her seemingly glamorous beginnings in the mansions of London and Beverly Hills were marked by a tumultuous and broken family life, battles with anxiety and depression, and a stint in rehab. Determined not to end up unemployed, penniless, and living in her parents’ basement under the control of her alcoholic mother, Mellon honed her natural business sense and invested in what she knew best fashion. – Goodreads

New African Fashion – Helen Jennings

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Ever since the late 1960s when Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne presented African-inspired collections, the textiles, details, and colors of Africa have moved into the realm of high fashion. In the past few years, young designers from the continent itself have emerged as people to watch in the fashion world. Helen Jennings, editor of award-winning ARISE magazine, offers in this book. A brief history of African fashion, beauty and style, follows its influence on modern designers. It also spotlights the best designers, photographers, and models from across the continent and the African diaspora. Jennings explores the myriad reasons why African fashion is having its moment in the sun. She shows how designers are looking beyond cliches of the African aesthetic. They embrace both traditional and contemporary fabrics and garments. Jennings also touches on how the passion for ethically and environmentally conscious clothing is fueling this trend.- Goodreads

Secrets of Stylists: An Insider’s Guide to Styling the Stars – Sasha Charnin Morrison

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Fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity stylists. Here, she shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. – Goodreads

Love Style Life –  Garance Doré

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Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s front lines. It is peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything. Yes, everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love. To pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you. – Goodreads

  • Jeniffer

    Books,books,book…i really enjoy reading books,these will be my next collection…

    • Lysa

      That’s amazing. Which book will you start with?

      • Jeniffer

        In my shoes…to read more about the adventures of Tamara Mellon

        • Jeniffer Anyango

          I really loved this book.anyone out there who wants to start a business or is already in one must read this… I learnt alot from this book. Believing in your self and what you can do…self trust…

          • It is absolutely amazing that you read it and learnt from it. Now, you put into practice what you learnt!

  • Georgina Giathi

    I am always in for a good read and Man Repeller has definitely caught my attention.

  • Jojo Mpendwa

    Leandra’s humor in Man Repeller is amazing. It is such a good book.

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