If you are interested in fashion, check out the new blog, hellafashionow. Here is a book she recommends.
I highly recommend this book that accompanies the current Charles James exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is like taking an arm-chair tour through the exhibit itself. An experience that is visually rich, satisfying, inspiring, and at times, simply breathtaking. Charles James belongs on the same page as Yves Saint Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel, as one of the most prolific, original, and brilliant designers in the history of fashion.