This week's book.chat. with Sweet Green Tangerine talks about coffee table books. I don't know about you, but when I was younger I thought coffee table books were sooo boring. We didn't even have a coffee table so why on Earth did we have to have coffee table books? But when I was old enough for my first apartment one of the first things I bought was a coffee table book of National Geographic photographs from a thrift store because I thought it made me look more grown-up. Go figure.
Since my early days as a broke college kid I've come a long way in my tastes in coffee table books. I also have a small confession to make. While my day-to-day style is just jeans and a nice (and not stained) shirt, I have a secret love for fashion books.
I've never owned Louis Vuitton, Dior or Jimmy Choo (and probably never will) but I love all of their styles and colors. I love looking at fashion through the years and memorable moments in fashion.
100 Unforgettable Dresses | The Little Dictionary of Fashion | Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
My real love though... is Audrey Hepburn. I've loved Audrey Hepburn since I was 12 years-old and saw Breakfast at Tiffany's for the very first time. My pre-teen mind thought she was so pretty and so sophisticated.
Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl | Audrey Style | How to be Lovely | A Week with Audrey | Breakfast at Tiffany's 50th Anniversary | Remembering Audrey | So Audrey
I've amassed quite a collection of Audrey Hepburn books over the years and while I don't have a coffee table, they do sit on a shelf in my room where little fingers can't touch them. There isn't many things that I put up and away from my children, but my Audrey books are be at the top of that list.