Above Magazine ($10) isn't your average run-of-the-mill eco glossy. In fact, it's anything but. This quarterly mag focuses on raising awareness about sustainability via engaging articles supplemented by outstanding photography. The new Spring/Summer issue just came out and it features art-worthy recycled fashion, posh prefab homes, and amazing sustainable house accessories. Just about everything we need to kick-start better habits. Check out eco-conscious model Elettra Wiedemann — who, by the way, can school us on vertical farming and solar-powered clinics in Africa — on the cover. Stunning.
We're sure Anna Sui has a lot to say about her 20-year — and still going — career in the fashion industry. That said, the designer has decided to pen a book, dubbed Anna Sui ($32), along with Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, and Jack White from the White Stripes. The book will reveal private memories of working with famous supermodels, dressing celebs and rock stars, and will provide insight on her design process. “The process of compiling and reliving favorite memories from my career was very gratifying,” said Sui. We can't wait to read all the Sui details!
May 27 is going to be filled with fashion-packed fun. Not only will you (finally) get to watch Sex and the City 2, you can also grab a copy of Sex and the City 2: The Official Companion Book ($14). This book promises to include wardrobe notes from every outfit worn by Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda in the movie — how awesome is that? Also incorporated are cool behind-the-scenes set photos and a mysterious never-before-told story of "The Movie That Wasn’t." You ready for 500 pages of nonstop style? You know we are.
Get a glimpse inside the book here.
It can be hard balancing out our fashion needs with an eco-conscious attitude, but green fashion expert, Summer Rayne Oakes, is here to help. Her book, dubbed, Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty ($10), not only explains the basics of eco-fashion — from fair trade to sustainability — she also highlights some slick fashions from like-minded cohorts such as Stella McCartney, Levi's, and Edun. Who ever said organic clothes had to look like a potato sack? Not I.
Most of us know Liz Claiborne as the fashion legend, but what about the rest of her life? The answer is right here in Liz Claiborne: The Legend, The Woman ($17), a memoir written by Liz's husband and business partner, Art Ortenberg. The book details Liz and Art's professional success with the Liz Claiborne brand, along with personal tales of their philanthropic adventures, and Liz's fight with cancer. "Liz left us more than her work," said Art. "Perhaps more than the consequences of her work; she left us herself. The making of that self, and the good she did for others, is the story I tell." So inspiring!