Celeb reading lists: 10 style and fashionista books for Kendall Jenner

We reckon she'd enjoy this lot

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When you're a model like Kendall Jenner, your day involves a whole lot of waiting around while people powder your nose, floof your hair and pin you in to all sorts of weird and wonderful clothing.

It's definitely not the worst job in the world (read: an absolute dream), and with all that sitting around in between shoots, Kenny J must have a whole lot of free time to get stuck in with a good book.

And guess what? She's the next famous person we've created a Celebrity Reading List for, 'cos she's a babe and probably deserves it.

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Having rustled up the Hipster Booklist for Harry Styles and the Funny Fiction Booklist for Niall Horan, we decided that Kendall would luuurve all of these style and fashionista titles of the literary world.

There's some style icon autobiographies, fictional fashion classics and some other stuff that's just essential for the coffee table of every stylish sausage, so check out the literary mixtape below designed with Kendall and her fellow fashion enthusiasts in mind. 

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1. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

When Andrea first sets foot in the plush Manhattan offices of Runway she knows nothing. She's never heard of the world's most fashionable magazine, or its feared and fawned-over editor, Miranda Priestly – her new boss. A year later, she knows altogether too much, like it's a sacking offence to wear anything lower than a three-inch heel to work. But this is Andrea's big break – it's going to be worth it in the end. Isn't it?

2. The Little Book of Chanel by Emma Baxter Wright

From her early forays into fashion, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, through the classics that have made her name such as the Chanel cardigan jacket and the little black dress, to the global empire the brand is today under the helm of Karl Lagerfeld, this beautifully illustrated little book offers a fascinating account of Coco Chanel's evolution and innovation. 

3. How To Walk In High Heels by Camila Morton

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From appreciating wine to understanding modern art, placing a bet to playing poker, wearing a hat to finding the mains, How To Walk In Heels helps you navigate life's challenges with style. Camilla Morton has been ably assisted by a host of experts including Manolo Blahnik, who tells you How to Pick a Shoe, Gisele, who explains How to Look Good in a Photo and Anya Hindmarch, who reveals How to Pack a Suitcase. Turn your exasperated aaaaarrrrghs into confident ahhhhs.

4. Tom Ford by Bridget Foley

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Tom Ford caused a sensation when it was first published in 2004. This giant slice of fashion history, now back in print, celebrates the designer's phenomenal career, during which he brought the house of Gucci back from the dead and then dethroned the great Yves Saint Laurent. The book showcases Ford's magic touch on iconic catwalk pieces, provocative ad campaigns and elegant interiors. Anyone with an interest in fashion will want to own Tom Ford.

5. Selfish by Kim Kardashian

Well, duh - the selfie photography of Kim Kardashian, featuring many never-before-seen personal images from one of the most recognisable and iconic celebrities in the world. Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the "selfie movement", Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of herself. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Kim's favourite selfies in one volume from throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star.

6. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

For decades, Grace Coddington's personal touch has steered wildly imaginative fashion spreads inVogue magazine. Then came The September Issue, the behind-the-scenes documentary that turned the spotlight on a woman with a no-nonsense attitude and an unerring visual instinct. Overnight, the flame-haired Grace became a heroine for fashion insiders and the general public alike.Witty and forthright, illustrated with vintage photographs and line-drawings, Grace: A Memoir shares the excitement and vision that go into producing so many unforgettable fashion images. 

7. Vogue 100: A Century of Style by Robin Muir

Decade by decade, Vogue 100: A Century of Style celebrates the greatest moments in fashion, beauty and portrait photography. Illustrated throughout with well-known images, as well as the less familiar and recently rediscovered, the book focuses on the faces that shaped the cultural landscape. It features the fashion designers who defined the century – Dior, Galliano, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, McQueen – and explores more broadly the changing form of the twentieth-century woman.

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8. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

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TSophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By 22, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance. Then she started Nasty Gal, which has since become one of America's biggest e-tailers and this is her story, which might just make you realise the power you really do have to do anything and everything you want to in life.

9. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton

 Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen's inimitable fashion and its subversion of the traditional, the narrative structures found in his collections and his extravagant runway presentations. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen's entire career, this book includes in-depth studies of six collections, as well as an interview with creative director Sarah Burton.

10. The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide To A Career In Fashion 

Amy Astley, Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief, says: "The Teen Vogue Handbook is a dream book, a truly creative book filled with tips on the stylish life from the top people in the industry." The key to this book is the mix of beautiful pictures, career advice and profiles of everyone and every aspect of the fashion industry. There are hugely famous people interviewed (Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber, Patrick DeMarchelier) alongside assistants and others who are just getting started. The book includes 6 sections: Designers, Editors, Stylists, Beauty, Photographers and Models.

SO, will you be reading any of those? And do you have any book recommendations for Ms Kendall?  Tweet us to @Sugarscape and let us know please and thanks. 

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