Great Holiday Gift Ideas: Books about Singapore, Fashion and Photography

04 December 2015
<p>From<em> The Land of My Heart by John Clang</em></p>

From The Land of My Heart by John Clang

Keepsakes of Singapore don’t come much better than this (see above). The Land Of My Heart is a new series by acclaimed photographer John Clang.

He has taken one of the city’s most famous icons—the Singapore Girl—on a nostalgic trip around the city. Clang contemplates identity and personal memories in these picture postcards addressed to his homeland ahead of its 50th birthday. Priced from $25.

 

Biba led the way for those of us young girls in provincial places… dying of drabness,” Annie Lennox says in Barbara Hulanicki’s new book, The Biba Years: 1963-1975. This book tells the story of this youthquake brand that grew from a boutique mail-order service to one of the most well-known stores in the world. A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Carnaby Street, Abbey Road and Biba. Priced $47. 

 

Overwhelmed with the prospect of decorating your new home? Turn to Anouska Hempel by Marcus Binney. Divided into 13 chapters, each section highlights one of the celebrated interior designer’s achievements. From the luxurious interiors of historic Cole Park, to the clean lines of Grosvenor House Apartments in Mayfair, you are sure to find something to inspire you. Priced $82.

 

One of the world’s best models Coco Rocha has switched the glossies for a hard back with the launch of her first book Study Of Pose with photographer Steven Sebring. As you can imagine, the queen of poses, isn’t short of ideas and pulls amazing shapes in front of the camera. Theatrical, vibrant, elegant, dramatic… Coco and Steven shot more than 1,000 stunning black-and-white photographs, each displaying a different look. A must-read for wannabe models, photographers and even those who want to improve their selfies. Priced $76.

 

Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier are just four of the photographers sharing their works in the new Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography book published by Rizzoli New York. Featuring 200 jawdropping shots from the ’50s onwards, this glamorous tome presents a photographic approach to the history of fashion.

Choose from one of three limited-edition covers.

Priced around $107. Available exclusively at Louis Vuitton stores.

By Claire Turrell, Harper’s BAZAAR, November 2014

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