Extreme Beauty; Textiles & Fashion

Extreme Beauty; Textiles  & Fashion

While sitting on my couch, sipping tea, and allowing my mind to wander, I was reminded of one of my favorite design books, Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed. I bought it years ago at the MET after visiting the museum and checking out an exhibit of the same name.  It’s one of those books that I often thumb through just to be exposed to interesting, and at time times uncomfortable looking!, fashion.

The book makes it rounds at a coffee table highlight, depending on what mood I’m in that month, and is always a conversation starter when hosting friends.  It’s beautiful, intriguing, innovative, and kinda scary. 🙂

The next time you’re spending an afternoon in the bookstore, I recommend checking it out.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!