To run the world around you need a kit but before this you need a guide. Where to start? Where to end? Where to go?
To cut a long story short, these are the first questions you need to ask yourself. But because you are like no one else at least inside the fashion world (by the way, is there an outside world? Really??), you need your hot spots, your hot treats and you need to be the first to share them with your not so knowledgeable friends. Poor them, they have not got hold of a CityStyle guide yet. Rescue them and bring yours on the table.
Open it and let them discover where they should travel next with notes from the most stylish residents of London, New York, Paris or Tokyo; give them tips to enjoy, check out and experience with delight.
You will not be a common tourist but an “international visitor” and treated as such. If you have no idea of how to plan your next stylish journey, CityStyle is the one and only book to sit on your bed table. Full of images, quick notes and advices, it is inspiring and easy to use.
Last but not least, it is very handy. Bag it on your way to work; it will transform your lunch break.
• 8 chapters curated by local fashion experts. New York: Laia Garcia (www.geometricsleep.com); Paris, Lauren Drablier (freelance fashion show production) Milan: Fabiana Fierotti and Ilaria Norsa (PIG magazine), London: writer/stylist Jem Goulding, Tokyo: Dan Bailey (www.tokyodandy.com), Stockholm: Andy Carlson (www.threenyc.com), Sydney: freelance writer/stylist Paul Bui, Los Angeles: Maxwell Williams (Flaunt).
• Interviews with leading designers including Rad Hournai, Yasuko Furuta of TOGA, Danielle Scutt, Christopher Shannon, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava and Kit Willow
• The scoop on the local look from top photographers including Eddie Newton of Mr. Newton, Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds, Daisuke Yokota of Drop Snap, and Mark Hunter of The Cobra Snake.
• 100 + runway photos featuring top designers from each city.
• Sidebars on boutiques, hip neighborhoods, hot hangouts and required reading on each city.
• Original cover illustration by Jean-Philippe Delhomme (www.unknownhipster.com).
Available in stores and online October 2010.