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One of the things I treasure most is my collection of art and fashion books. Whenever I’m in need of styling inspiration, I flip through the pages of Mario Testino’s Let Me In, David Teboul’s YSL, or a limited edition Visionaire volume to instantly ignite my creativity. This week I’m eager to add Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist, to my library.

The book, full of fashion-forward thinkers, is a masterful compilation of Scott’s dearest photos from thesartorialist.com. Its influence is Parisian chic, plus Italian glamour and all out European style. Scott, who’s largely responsible for the fashion blog phenomenon, truly knows how to capture that je ne sais quoi, regardless of his subjects’ age, gender or location.

Looking through the book makes me relive my fashion week memories. I’ve actually seen Scott shoot some of these photos in person, so it’s a bit surreal to see them come alive in print. I truly admire that the muses featured in The Sartorialist dress for the love of style, not to advertise a brand. My favorite part is the spotlight on one of my truest heroes, Carine Roitfeld, the editor of French Vogue. She’s been a huge inspiration to me for years, and Scott’s photo perfectly encompasses her effortless, but always impeccable style. As with most beautifully produced volumes, I recommend displaying The Sartorialist out in the open, it will instantly add an element of style to any space. Also, it’s the perfect size to carry on a plane—jet set inspiration! xoRZ

Availability: The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman, ($25).