{ the.book.chat. coffee table books }

This week’s book.chat. with Sweet Green Tangerine talks about coffee table books.  I don’t know about you, but when I was younger I thought coffee table books were sooo boring.  We didn’t even have a coffee table so why on Earth did we have to have coffee table books?  But when I was old enough for my first apartment one of the first things I bought was a coffee table book of National Geographic photographs from a thrift store because I thought it made me look more grown-up.  Go figure.  

Since my early days as a broke college kid I’ve come a long way in my tastes in coffee table books.  I also have a small confession to make.  While my day-to-day style is just jeans and a nice (and not stained) shirt, I have a secret love for fashion books.

I’ve never owned Louis Vuitton, Dior or Jimmy Choo (and probably never will) but I love all of their styles and colors.  I love looking at fashion through the years and memorable moments in fashion.

My real love though… is Audrey Hepburn.  I’ve loved Audrey Hepburn since I was 12 years-old and saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the very first time.  My pre-teen mind thought she was so pretty and so sophisticated.

I’ve amassed quite a collection of Audrey Hepburn books over the years and while I don’t have a coffee table, they do sit on a shelf in my room where little fingers can’t touch them.  There isn’t many things that I put up and away from my children, but my Audrey books are be at the top of that list.