Anonymous asked: Hi Ida! Since you talk about thrift shops and vintage stores a lot, I was wondering what are your favorite shops and where are they located? :) Thanks!
Hi! I like going to the one along Kamuning Road and near the Kamuning market. :) I have yet to explore the wonderful thrift shops near Araneta Center and Gateway, haha!
The Wish List: July Books
Window shopping in bookstores is my part-time job (well, kind of). As soon as I enter, the arts & crafts/hobbies section will immediately be occupied by an obstruction - mountains of books…. that I will never get to buy, sadly. Hoping I’d get a free soft copy of the book online, I would take photos of the covers and go over them as soon as I get home.
Out of ten books, I would only find two free PDFs. Devastating, right? I’d end up just blogging about these beautiful creations of amazing human beings.
For this post, I slightly categorized the numerous books I’d like to add to my slightly-expanding library (in no particular order in each category, though).
- 101 Things I Learned in Fashion School by Alfredo Cabrera with Matthew Frederick
- Fundamental Fashion Illustration by Monsa
- Fashion Accessories by Olivier Gerval
- How To Set Up & Run A Fashion Label by Toby Meadows
- Dear Fashion Diary: Discover Your Taste - Become Your Own Style Guru by Emmi Ojala and Laura De Jong
- Bag: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory by Sue Huey and Susie Draffan
The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget by Jacqui Stafford
- Fashion by DK
- Miller’s Costume Jewellery by Judith Miller
- The Handbag: To Have & To Hold by Carmel Allen
- Push Jewelry by Marthe Le Van
- Alexander McQueen: The Life and The Legacy by Judith Watt
- Vogue On: Alexander McQueen (Vogue on Designers) by Chloe Fox
- Love Looks Not With The Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueen by Anne Deniau
Note: Alexander McQueen is my all-time favorite designer and I have fallen in love with his works and shows since 2012.
- Refashion Bags: Upcycle Anything Into High-style Handbags by Faith and Justina Blakeney
- The DIY Pocket Bible: Every DIY Rule of Thumb at Your Fingertips by Stephen Giles
- Recycled Chic by Amanda McKittrick
- Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright
- Thrift Style: Clever Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe by Janine Chisholm
- Wirework: 25 Designs For Decorative and Practical Wirework Projects (New Crafts) by Mary Maguire
- The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly
- Long-Legged Friends: Crochet Creatures to Create and Cuddle by Hisako and Shizue Okawa
- The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman
- Journal It!: Perspectives in Creative Journaling by Jenny Doh
I recently noticed that all my hobbies cost a lot - even books for my hobbies cost too much. I really hope to own even soft copies for these soon.
So… do you have your own book wishlist too? Share it by commenting below! *winks*