Literary Reviews

A Picture Book For Fashion Bloggers

March 26, 2019

*This is a book review of World of Style by Aimee Song*

The title of this review is not meant to be offensive in any way. I got a picture book vibe from World of Style since the book mainly consists of pictures with short captions to either
A) explain what was going on while the picture was being taken (like posing for a brand deal with Gucci)
B) tell the reader where an item/items is/are from
C) all of the above

As we all know (or should know), Aimee Song has a wonderful sense of style, so we’re not going to focus on that particular aspect of the book. Essentially, this is me writing about everything I got from the book (kind of; I don’t even know if that makes sense).

Over the years, Aimee Song has traveled to different places around the world for various reasons (trips with Revolve, vacations, etc.) To introduce each city, she shares a brief anecdote about why she was there. Then, pages of pictures follow.

For a few of the cities, such as Miami and Los Angeles, she shares some of her favorite restaurants, which she calls “must-eats.”

Because it consists of mostly pictures, it was a very easy read. It definitely opened my mind to more brands in the fashion industry. From simply looking at the pictures, I also learned to be daring and bold and own my sense of style. Aimee radiates confidence in each picture, and it’s honestly beautiful; she’s not ashamed. Here are some of the outfits in the book:

My favorite part of the book was the first four pages.

Yep, the introduction.

The first sentence reads, “Ten years ago, in October 2008, I was living in a small student apartment in San Francisco that faced a parking lot while studying interior architecture, which I was able to do after three years at a reception desk and saving enough money for tuition.”

I dwelled on this sentence for a solid ten minutes.

She started off in the exact same major I’m studying and is now an internationally known blogger. That blew my mind.

As someone slowly losing passion and motivation for my major, which is not a good thing because we got a project assigned yesterday with this being the first sentence,

I was extremely inspired and motivated. I’m sticking with pursuing a degree in interior architecture (for various reasons, one being that I’m in too deep to back out), but this sentence gave me hope. Actually, the entire first four pages gave me hope– hope that I can turn a hobby I love and am passionate about into an actual career. The day I read the first four pages of this book, I saw these on my Instagram and Twitter timelines and felt like they were somehow signs (or affirmations?).

I just have to keep hustling (even in the midst of the inevitable struggle) to achieve the life of my dreams– a life where I wake up excited to work instead of sighing at the thought of going to a mundane nine to five.

Just like any great picture book, you finish Aimee Song’s book feeling better and smiling; that reaction comes from the feeling of being inspired. If you’re a fashion blogger, or aspire to be one, I highly recommend Aimee Song’s World of Style.

Next up on my 2019 reading list: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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