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vintage 21 modern classics look good on any bookshelf

Deirdre Brennan - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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In my hunt for weekend reading I discovered the most beautiful collection of books.....21 books in a rainbow of colours by Random House for the 21st birthday of Vintage.  Each book is not only a divine shade (with sprayed edges which look so good on a bookshelf) but they have a wonderful tactile quality with a supermatt finish.

The design of these books is quite stunning and titles include....Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Atonement and A Week in December.

The bookstore had done an eye catching window display showing how spectacular these books look when put together.  It made me want to go home and re-arrange my bookshelves. 

I know there are people who arrange their bookshelves/bookcases by colour......I have to say I have always been quite dismissive of this idea, however having seen the divine shades in this collection of books I am very tempted to either start a display of these alone.... or even use these shades as a start to a whole re-arrange by colour of the bookcase !!!

We all love a good bookshop and can just lose ourselves for hours browsing ..... the glossy and exquisite covers, the smell of the new books and the joy of discovery.  Who would have thought that a paperback with no pictures could excite to such an extent.

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parisian chic by ines de la fressange

Deirdre Brennan - Saturday, January 14, 2012

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I have loved every little bit of this cute book.....packed with invaluable advice and information.

Advice like 'split your budget in two'.... use half for quality basics and half for impulse buys that will brighten your wardrobe. After reading Dress like a Parisian I found myself rushing out to buy white jeans .... somewhat relieved to find my wardrobe did include some of the other basics.

What To Wear When is invaluable but the shopping in Paris section .... which is extensive ....is brilliant because it is all,  in the main .... online !!!

Still haven't got to the sections on beauty, beauty tips, home or how to organize your closet.  However, one quote leapt off the page .... "Frivolity is the key to youth !" .... I will most definitely be embracing this.

Am really looking forward to ....."Secret Paris" !! 

 

 

 

 


 

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