Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Let's Go Christmas Shopping.... For Books! Part I: For the Fashionable

Let’s Go Christmas Shopping… For Books!
Put the kettle on.  Grab another log for the fire and sharpen your pencil.
We're going Christmas shopping for my favorite gifts.
Nothing more personal, nothing more special.
Books for Christmas!
Click on the photos to see more.
Have fun!

For Your Grandmother
She never made you cookies, but she’d bring you back macaroons from Laduree every April.  When she spoke of Coco, you knew she didn’t mean chocolate.  She was the grandmother who took you to museums and introduced you to Charlie Parker and Debussy.   Not only did she buy you your first pair of stilettos, she taught you to how to walk in them.  There are always white roses in her parlor, the fragrance of espresso in her kitchen, and a book of Baudelaire at her bedside.  She’ll adore any one of these books.

Elsa Schiaparelli
by Meryle Secrest

The Glass of Fashion
by Cecil Beaton

Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
by Rhonda K. Garelick

Audrey Hepburn
Photographs 1953-1966
by Bob Willoughby

Elsie De Wolfe’s Paris
Frivolity Before the Storm 
By Charlie Scheips

by Renata Molho
to be continued……

PS.  A sincere thanks to all those who jumped at 
the two for one offer for my book.
You have kept the elves at The House of Edward very busy.
The deal is done, but you can still find the book HERE.


  1. I love this post and am eager to see what other tomes you have in store for us....

  2. Loved this list....but alas, I have a grandson and as of yet I don't believe he is a "cross-dresser". LOL LOL LOL



  3. Pamela,
    I hope you will post recommendations for children's books. We bought one of your suggestions one Christmas for our granddaughter and the whole family loves it. I want my hat back by Jon Klassen is a favorite.

  4. I didn't know about the ETRO book. They, of course, are Italian and one of my favorites. Did you know they began as a fine fabric house? Anyway, I'm getting this one for ME. And from the sound of it your grandmother was much like mine, my Mom-Mom, the brighted, wittiest, most intelligent woman I ever knew, an inspiration for me even now, though she's been gone since the 1970's. Happy Holidays, darling, to all of you....

  5. I love your book recommendations Pamela.


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