Yes, it's time for We Recommend again, which you'll be seeing a lot more of for the next while as we've let something of a backlog develop (sorry everyone!). Anyway, here's where you write in asking for a book recommendation for some young person you know, and we magically come up with the perfect book, and when we don't you guys get going in the comments and help out. Without further ado…
So this one has me flummoxed. Check it out:
A friend of mine has an eight year old girl, going on sixteen. This morning, the mother said that she put the girl's clothes out for her, and "duh!" the girl said, "they don't go together." This girl knows her fashion. And art. And she's just got that eye. So, what do we recommend for an eight year old girl who is all about fashion? Nonfiction, of course, is good too. Maybe something interactive?
OK—fashion? I don't know. I mean, I'm no fan of Fancy Nancy, which she's too old for anyway. A subscription to Vogue or Elle? I don't know, it doesn't seem so great. I wish I knew exactly what her style was—sleek? Modern? Of the moment? There's a whole lot out there for a girl who is interested in old fashioned clothes, but the "duh" makes me think that's not going to fly here. Hmm…. I sort of think a book that's not about fashion, but that has cool design, something like Olivia but for someone older. Hmmm…..
OK, this isn't a kid's book, and it isn't current, and it isn't high design, but it IS a book that Diana, at least, was obsessed by for many long years. We "read" it over and over, and it brough great joy:
But surely there is something else, right? Somone? What if she's not a shoe freak? Help!