Reading in between the lines of our style month, we managed to cut a hole in the glossy surface of fashion and take a peek inside the flamboyantly fatuous world of couture. – CASA BIANCA
The Boy In The Dress
A sparkling debut children’s novel from David Williams, this novel proves how style isn’t only reserved for girls. Following twelve year old Dennis who has recently lost his mother, he finds comfort in the clothes she left behind, setting off a sincerely comical transgender theme that provides a light-hearted space for us to follow his explorations.
From The Memoirs Of A Non-Enemy Combatant
Putting a whole new meaning to being a slave to fashion, this novel follows the journey of burgeoning designer Boy Hernandez, a Filipino immigrant and glamour junkie in detention for being a fashion terrorist. As frivolous as it sounds, the narration holds an impressive research on fashion history backed with fast, witty lines sewn at the seams of each paragraph, proving that even an orange jumpsuit can have it’s own flair.
Unthreading the fictionalised story of world renowned Coco Chanel, she rejects the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, her sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As Coco’s reputation spreads, her couturier business explodes, taking her into rarefied society circles and bohemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her.
Tulle Death Do Us Part
Unearthing a crime from the past, clothing boutique owner has to restitch the clues it reveals as we follow her in a whodunit chase, all while keeping her stilettos sharp and ready for running.
The Devil Wears Prada
Charging onto the trenches of a fashion magazine, this bite-the-boss fiction reveals an inside look on what it’s like to work under one of the most notable editor in the fashion industry, a prolific woman with keen eyes and a temper as short as a skimpy hemline. From the glossiest to the grittiest cracks, protagonist Andrea hints a life found only in gossip columns.