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Beauty and fashion books and style guides are all featured in Book People's hand-picked range of books that will help you look after your skin and find the latest fashionable trends.

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Beauty & Fashion Books

  • Fresh Faced Beauty

    Alex Brennan

    Product Code: FFBY
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Model Alex Brennan shows you how to make your own bath, body and haircare products and achieve a healthy glow in this essential beauty book.

    When Alex realised that conventional, chemical-laden hair treatments were contributing to her sudden hair loss, she decided to do something about it and started cooking up natural recipes for shampoo and conditioner in her kitchen. She started using these products and her hair soon grew back.

    The book is divided into three main sections: Bath & Body, Hands, and Haircare and all of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or health-food store. With easy-to-follow tips, you'll soon be making your own soaps, body washes, hand lotions, natural deodorants, hair-washing and styling products. There are also suggestions for dental care, foot scrubs, bubble baths and advice to help you make younger and more mature skin.
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  • The Little Book of Chanel

    Emma Baxter-Wright

    Product Code: AWOFE
    Hardback
    This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, the classics that have made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket and the little black dress, to the global empire of the brand under the helm of Karl Lagerfeld, this beautifully illustrated book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
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  • Coco Chanel

    Megan Hess

    Product Code: APHCZ
    Hardback
    Fashion is ever-changing, influenced by the key designers that capture a moment in history; and Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women s fashion in the twentieth century. "Coco s World" is a compilation of Megan Hess stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel s history, from Coco s incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld on the company and the incredible items that have become iconic of the brand the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume. Interspersed with historical anecdotes and famous quotes from Coco herself, Karl Lagerfeld and other key fashion icons of the era, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and the iconic Chanel brand and how fashion, in turn, shaped their lives."
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  • So Audrey

    Cindy De la Hoz

    Product Code: ASOJE
    Hardback
    Little black dress? That's so Audrey! Ballet flats? Now you're stepping it up. A generous spirit? Well, it doesn't get any more Audrey than that. Legendary superstar, trendsetter, and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn remains the epitome of style, charm, and grace for women of all ages. The name "Audrey" has even become a byword for expressing appreciation of simple good fashion sense. Filled with fashion and lifestyle tips inspired by Audrey, paired with gorgeous photos, this Miniature Edition imparts dozens of little ways to put some Hepburn in your step.
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  • Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

    Product Code: BKGSM
    Hardback
    In this practical but inspiring book, seamstress Arianna Cadwallader and designer Cathy McKinnon present sewing patterns and instructions for the five key pieces that will form the basis of your own capsule wardrobe: * a great shift dress * well-fitting trousers * a simple yet stylish skirt * a light blouse * a jersey vest. Their focus is on quality and fit - all the patterns can be adapted to fit and suit you perfectly, whether you prefer long, short or cap sleeves, high or low waistbands, and slim, straight or wide legged trousers. Once you've created your items you can then mix and match them to create a variety of looks and styles. Aimed at advanced beginners, the book guides you through how to measure yourself and all the techniques you will need. With a foreword by TV star Dawn O'Porter, this is the essential guide to creating your perfect wardrobe.
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  • Vogue on: Coco Chanel

    Bronwyn Cosgrave

    Product Code: AFCKN
    Hardback
    Hailed as 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century', Coco Chanel pioneered classic easy-to-wear fashion for the modern woman. She arrived on the fashion scene when feathers, lace and ostentatious beads were favourites, and proceeded to re-invent couture using new materials, like jersey, for outfits that were suitable for everyday wear yet still elegant. With original illustrations and images from celebrated photographers, such as Cecil Beaton, Bronwyn Cosgrave traces the story of Coco Chanel's iconic designs and glamorous, racy life. In 1921 Coco opened her Chanel boutique in Paris - still a destination store today - and launched her first perfume, Chanel No.5. Perhaps her most important contribution to the fashion world was the simple, much-imitated 'little black dress' which made its debut in 1926. Other landmark creations include the Chanel suit and the quilted handbag. A testament to her lasting influence, these legendary designs remain as popular today as when they first appeared. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.
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  • The Little Book of Prada

    Laia Farran Graves

    Product Code: AWOFF
    Hardback
    Celebrating this family brand and representing a summary of Miuccia Prada's key collections and pieces, including the launch of the Miu Miu line, the brand's emphasis on understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and originality of design. We follow a biographical chronology leaping from the pages of the origins of the brand as a leather-goods manufacturer, the life and career of Miuccia Prada, and the collections, collaborations and themes, such as art influences and the perfume and beauty lines. Beautiful photography of her finished designs, along with close-up details, portray the innovation of this influential fashion house andzz the woman behind it.
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  • The Little Dictionary of Fashion

    Christian Dior

    Product Code: BJAUB
    Hardback
    This is the bestselling fashion classic now available in cloth-bound special edition. Illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this beautiful book is the perfect gift for both the style-conscious and the desperately in need! Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in his indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace.
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  • The Chronicle of Western Costume

    John Peacock (University of So

    Product Code: CCDBM
    Paperback
    Here, in more than one thousand full-colour illustrations, is the history of Western costume, from ancient Egypt to Paris fashion. John Peacock's meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern and colour that have been used over the centuries. An illustrated glossary gives additional information on technical terms. The Chronicle of Western Costume is the unrivalled reference work on its subject. No student or designer in the performing arts, costume and fashion enthusiast, collector or social historian will want to be without it.
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  • Chanel

    Daniele Bott

    Product Code: BCBGM
    Hardback
    Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel.
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  • ProMakeup Design Book

    Lan Nguyen-Grealis

    Product Code: BZMHL
    Paperback
    Following on from the success of Lan Nguyen-Grealis's first book, Art & Makeup, this book invites the reader to use their artistic flair and get hands-on with practical application. Hundreds of stunning photographs provide inspiration and advice for creating key looks for magazine editorials, celebrities, fashion shows and advertising campaigns. Organized by technical themes, dozens of different looks demonstrate how to use embellishments, glitter and gloss, colour and graphic lines to produce stunning results for the camera or catwalk. Includes 30 face-chart templates for testing out and adapting your looks, and advice on application and professional presentation.
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  • Danielle Collins' Face Yoga

    Danielle Collins

    Product Code: BYGQF
    Paperback
    Have you ever thought why every workout you have ever done stopped at the neck? Or wondered why traditional yoga calms the mind, tones the body but forgets the face? Are you looking for a natural way to look and feel younger and healthier?Danielle Collins, TV's Face Yoga Expert, believes we should all have the opportunity to look and feel the very best we can for our age and to care for our face, body and mind using natural and holistic techniques. Her method requires just 5 minutes a day and could not be easier to get started. Integrating practical facial exercises with inspirational lifestyle tips, including diet and skincare, Danielle Collins' Face Yoga is a revolutionary new programme to help you achieve healthier, firmer, glowing skin.
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  • Vogue Essentials: Heels

    Gail Rolfe

    Product Code: BUOOT
    Hardback
    'You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.' - Christian Dior There is an indefinable magic, mystique and fascination about high-heeled shoes that passes all understanding or logic. How can you explain that the simple act of pointing your toes and gently slipping them into a pair of towering heels can be such a powerful experience physically, psychologically and emotionally? As British Vogue has charted over the last hundred years, by stepping into a pair of heels, a woman's personality is instantly transformed. Divided into the categories of Fancy Footwork, Enduring Classics, Step Up and Rainbow Heels, British Vogue's archive of fashion photos has been plundered to showcase the most beautiful, memorable, rule-breaking and trend-setting heels to be photographed in its 100-year history. Published simultaneously with Vogue Essentials: Lingerie. This irresistible new series from Conran Octopus and British Vogue explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures.
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  • Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

    Kelly Ewing

    Product Code: ATLIB
    Paperback
    This title helps to make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spa. Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business! Discover how to: stock a safe & efficient work area; work with all types of wax; add color and scent to your projects; make melt-and-pour soaps; and, turn a hobby into a business.
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  • Sewing Basics for Every Body

    Wendy Ward

    Product Code: CDBYL
    Paperback
    Follow Wendy Ward's tutorials to make a capsule wardrobe of 20 classic garments, suitable for any body regardless of gender, age or body shape. Wendy's style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make clothes out of both woven and knitted fabrics that are a joy to wear. There are five styles of button-down shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, and three different styles of trousers, jackets and jumpsuits, all made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. These are core basics that you'll turn to time and again and all these garments can be worn by any body, regardless of gender, age and body shape. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced dressmakers, each project has multiple versions from easy to more technically challenging. Plus, there is a comprehensive techniques section covering everything from sewing a fly zip to making a traditional shirt collar, alongside the fundamentals such as different seam and hem finishes. Patterns for the five basic garments and all the variations to make 20 different designs are included in the book on three pull-out, full-scale, multi-sized pattern sheets. Each pattern covers 10 sizes and there's no need for downloading or scaling-up patterns, just trace off the pieces that you need and off you go!
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  • How To Break Up With Fast Fashion

    Lauren Bravo

    Product Code: CDBAH
    Hardback
    You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill. Fast fashion is the ultimate toxic relationship. It's bad news for the planet, our brains and our bank balances. We can't go on like this; our shopping habits need an overhaul. Journalist Lauren Bravo loves clothes more than anything, but she's called time on her affair with fast fashion in search of a slower, saner way of dressing. In this book, she'll help you do the same. How To Break Up With Fast Fashion will help you to change your mindset, fall back in love with your wardrobe and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping - from the clothes swap to the charity shop. Full of refreshing honesty and realistic advice, Lauren will inspire you to repair, recycle and give your unloved items a new lease of life without sacrificing your style. Because fashion belongs to everyone, but no outfit should cost us the earth.
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  • The Korean Skincare Bible

    Lilin Yang

    Product Code: CCDIA
    Hardback
    'The temple of Korean cosmetics' Vanity Fair'This book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to trying to help people achieve the perfect skin' Daily Mail Featured in Refinery29. This is the ultimate no-nonsense manual to daily Korean beauty care; in it you will find step-by-step morning and evening skincare routines, the best product advice and actionable tips on how to take care of your complexion. In this handbook, the experts in Korean cosmetics will also teach you how to use everyday beauty products, describe the natural ingredients that will best suit your skin type and give you advice on tried-and-tested Korean skincare regimes to make your skin glow. The Korean Skincare Bible will help you to feel truly confident in your own skin.Chapters: The history of Korean beauty The importance of caring for your skin Korean beauty products The Korean beauty routine Natural ingredients in Korean beauty Natural beauty K-beauty do's and don'ts Korean beauty trends Korean skincare answers Korean skincare tips for men Korean beauty travel tips
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  • The Other Side of the Coin

    Angela Kelly

    Product Code: CBUXI
    Hardback
    When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty's Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty's Personal Advisor, Curator, Wardrobe and In-house Designer. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen. In The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. Whether it's preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty's day with a playful joke, Angela's priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs - many from Angela's own private collection - and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it's like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way. `The books documents the unique working relationship between Her Majesty The Queen and the woman who has been her Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser for more than two decades: Angela Kelly. It gives a rare insight into the demands of the job of supporting the Monarch, and we gain privileged insight into a successful working relationship, characterised by humour, creativity, hard work, and a mutual commitment to service and duty. Angela is a talented and inspiring woman, who has captured the highlights of her long career with The Queen for us all to share.' - Samantha Cohen, Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen (2011-2018)
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  • Back Chat Beauty

    Sophie Beresiner

    Product Code: BZQBJ
    Hardback
    The perfect book for anyone who wants to know the secrets to always looking fresh-faced with minimal effort. Beauty and Style Director at Buro and formerly of ELLE magazine, Sophie Beresiner, and Benefit Cosmetics' Head Make-up Artist, Lisa Potter-Dixon, join forces to share their knowledge of skincare products and make-up brands, offering advice for every issue. First up, The Backchat: Sophie and Lisa introduce their specific brand of no-nonsense beauty advice; they're not here to endorse products or get advertising, this is real advice for real women (and men!). Focusing on what affects the appearance of your skin, from diet to sleep, inflammation to environment, Sophie and Lisa offer up solutions to help you tailor-make a routine that works! In The Basics, they cover everything from your eyebrows down. After that, they share their tips for creating make-up looks for every day as well as for when you need to wow! There are chapters on The Good Times that list occasions when you want to look your best as well as a focus on The Disruptors for when life can get in the way, complete with mini `Saviour' kits for dealing with periods, heartbreak, rain and the rush hour! Last up it's time to get Out of the Office and discover how to manage your beauty care away from home. There'll be holiday prep for all your spray tan tales, advice for taking it to the city or beach and a run down of the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage. Together, with their no-nonsense approach, they walk you step-by-step to feeling confident in your own skin. There isn't a product around that Lisa and Sophie haven't personally tried or are willing to test and you can join them LIVE on their weekly Instagram Stories #backchatbeauty!
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  • The Pippa Guide

    Pippa O'Connor Ormond

    Product Code: CAVVO
    Hardback
    "I think anyone can do anything they want to do. I really believe that." Style icon and savvy businesswoman Pippa O'Connor Ormond believes that anything is achievable if you put your mind to it. In this honest and revealing guide to modern life, Pippa shares some of her personal moments, experiences and life lessons that have shaped her into the person she is today. From excelling at work, to making your house a home, styling your wardrobe and perfecting your beauty routine, nurturing family and friendships while promoting self-care, Pippa will reveal her most valuable tips for bringing positivity and happiness into your life. "I'm always practising gratitude. No matter what you have in life, once you are grateful for it, it manifests more. 100%."
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  • The Make-up Manual

    Lisa Potter-Dixon

    Product Code: CAVIR
    Hardback
    A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time. Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about skincare and perfecting your base. In Beautiful Brows, Lisa explains how to enhance your brows, before styling a Natural, Full, Ombre and Feathered look. In Go with the Glow, she explains why we add colour and takes a look at Contouring, Strobing, Blushing and Bronzing. In The Eyes Have It, things really get interesting, with looks for Smokey, Colourful, Nude, Smudged and Glittery Eyes. And in Luscious Lips, Lisa helps you understand the difference between types of lipsticks, pencils, glosses and all that's in between before teaching you how to achieve the perfect lip, no matter what your style. Finally, Lisa offers up Looks to Dazzle, from Extreme Glitter to using sequins, feathers and transfers, as well as enhancing your look with accessories. Whether you're looking for a fun and youthful, elegant and sophisticated or one-off look, Lisa will show you how to make the most of your facial features and complexion in this Make-up Manual.
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  • Fashion

    DK

    Product Code: BZKXG
    Hardback
    Learn about the evolution of costume and dress in this lavishly illustrated guide. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary houses of Chanel and Dior, to today's catwalk sensations, this gorgeous, carefully curated collection shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived. Packed with a dazzling combination of original fashion plates, archive images, and commissioned photography, Fashion takes you on a fabulous tour across the centuries as it catalogues the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world, and celebrating everything from costume to haute couture. Expert commentary captures the turning points of fashion history, such as when hemlines rose to reveal a glimpse of stocking, youngsters pulled on jeans and "invented" teenagers, the red carpet became a runway, and celebrities became designers. Fashion icons take centre-stage too, with features on famous trend-setters and designers, such as Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and Alexander McQueen, who set the style for each generation. Fashion is an indispensible work of reference whether you're a fashion-mad teen, a wannabe designer, or someone intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto or the birth of bling. If it's ever been in fashion, it's in this book.
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  • Vegan Style

    Sascha Camilli

    Product Code: BYGUM
    Hardback
    '...this little gem....will be my constant companion on my continued journey to a kinder lifestyle.' - Shelly Vela, former fashion director at Cosmopolitan UK Your ultimate guide to living a luxurious, cruelty-free life. Ready to take vegan living beyond the kitchen? Vegan Style is an informative and inspiring guide to compassionate living, featuring cruelty-free beauty products, style advice from some of today's most creative and innovative vegan designers, and pointers on everything from sourcing faux leather jackets to travelling as a vegan and so much more. Filled with beautiful photography, interviews with industry leaders and inspiring home, style, travel and beauty tips, Vegan Style is a luxurious dose of lifestyle inspiration for the conscious crowd.
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  • DIY Beauty

    Ina De Clercq

    Product Code: BYAQO
    Hardback
    Treat yourself to a DIY spa day with these simple, natural, and affordable recipes to replicate your favorite beauty products-from bath bombs to face masks!-from Lush, the Body Shop, and more. Do you love indulging in self-care with fun beauty products, but want to save some money? Or maybe you take comfort in knowing exactly what you're using on your skin. Or maybe you just love do-it-yourself projects! With DIY Beauty, you can learn to make your favorite beauty products from some of today's most popular brands. Try making face scrubs inspired by Sephora, a homage to The Body Shop's Body Butter, or a homemade version of Burt's Bees ever-popular lip balm. From bath bombs to rival Lush to skin care products like e.l.f.'s blemish treatments, these inexpensive imitation recipes include easy step-by-step instructions to help you customize your beauty product routine. Find products that suit your unique skincare needs, modify your favorites for best results, and choose which organic or all-natural ingredients you prefer. Make your favorite must-have beauty products even better-by making them yourself!-with DIY Beauty.
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If you’re looking for a glamourous new look we have many fun and stylish beauty and fashion books to choose from. From hair to tattoos to the best looks in fashion history we have a range of beauty books to dazzle you.

Flawless makeup

Ensure your look is always on point with these stunning makeup books . Whether you are looking for a makeup guide or a book on vintage beauty we have something to help you look great every day.

Fabulous fashion

Fashion is no longer just for the experts with our wide selection of fashion books. With an impressive range of style guides, we have all you need to help you find a stylish new look.

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