Some great ideas for the fashion lover in the family.

Acerbic writer and social critic P.J. O’Rourke once advised that you should always read something “that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” Tongue tucked in cheek? Sure. Still, it’s a constructive axiom for the intelligent fashion and style connoisseur. Think of it this way: A book is like an outfit. You don’t want to be seen reading the Members Only edition when you could be spotted thumbing through something catwalk cool, do you? Following is a holiday literary gift guide that focuses on the chic, the cheeky and the unusual. Each book is as full of substance as it is stylish. O’Rourke may have been on to something. Would you really want to be caught dead reading anything else? – From NY Times