I may be a late comer to ‘listening to books’- but let me tell you that I’m not leaving!
I recently tried out Audible Books (this is not a paid review!)- and I was thrilled! I’ve been wanting to read more lately…but why is it that I either have no time to do so, or if I switch to reading in bed, I immediately doze off?
This new way of getting my info while keeping me entertained, literally while doing anything- anywhere (or almost)- works for me!!
I’ve read 2 books in less than 2 weeks – and am now actually ‘re-listening’ to one because it’s that easy and why not! I can do this while cooking, driving, lunching (on my own), house cleaning, shopping…(Best hour and a half spent getting my nails done!).
So what have I read? Let’s start with Fashionopolis, by Dana Thomas.
This book has everything you want to know about sustainability in fashion- everything. Thomas speaks about the fashion industry and all its secrets and history when it comes to sustainability; as well as the progress that’s also being made and that includes highlighting new talent.
Being in the industry, for sure I gobbled this down- but it’s just as interesting for anyone who loves fashion and wants to learn more about what’s really going on. This book informs while entertaining- you’ll learn so much about the whole process, and you will truly be amazed by what you learn. It does have relevant technical information as well, nevertheless, the book remains super engaging. I guarantee it will not leave you indifferent. Excellent for those who want to know more. (Btw, this is the book I’m actually re-listening to!).
The Second book, also by Dana Thomas: Gods and Kings
I could no stop listening to this. It’s actually extraordinary in how precise and fascinating the story of the lives of these great fashion designers is told. Nothing is left unsaid. You truly learn so much about both Galliano and McQueen- as well as all the people they’ve ever surrounded themselves with. Dana Thomas is incredibly well-versed on these two magnates. Just when I thought I already knew all there was to know, not only about their collections and process, but this goes way beyond what I was expecting to learn. Many of the parts are not for the faint of heart. Controversy feels well at home within this read. I highly recommend this to anyone with the thirst to know both of these exceptional men, their lives, loves, struggles, business successes and mega genius thought processes and creations. And- the name-dropping is everything you’ll want to know! Let me know if you read this.