The most highly sought-after fashion illustrator/luxury project designer working today uses her sketches, styling skills and visual expertise to help you develop your eye, define your aesthetic, banish the predictable, stock your wardrobe, and make heads turn in this highly visual and lavishly designed & illustrated personal fashion guide. You are your own brand. But to market yourself well, you need the best package, and that’s your own authentic style. In The Way She Wears It, fashion illustrator and It girl Dallas Shaw shows you how to mix up your closet and shop like a rock star. Working backstage, in showrooms, and alongside creative directors and iconic designers, Dallas learned from the best. In this sophisticated, illustrated handbook, this go-to girl for clients ranging from Chanel, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade, Christian Louboutin, and Ralph Lauren to Anthropologie, Target, Maybelline, and Neutrogena shares her insider tricks—expert layering hacks, the secrets to print pairing, bold color choices—and something you won’t find off the rack: confidence. Organized around a range of challenges, this lookbook-meets workbook-is a must for every woman, whether you’re a fashion novice trying to figure out your signature style, a fashionista who wants to step up her game, or the most stylish presence in the room looking to stay ahead of the competition. Mixing breathtaking creative visuals—hundreds of photos and drawings, including 100 original pieces of art—and a little bit of girl talk, Dallas teaches every woman how to banish the predictable and develop and maintain their own unique look. She also busts fashion myths, serves up insider industry tricks and expert picks, and most important, inspires you to live beautifully.
Author: Jennifer Baumgartner
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Explores the psychology behind style choices which explains why women do not dress their age, wear all the clothing they purchase, or dress to flatter their body shape, in order to help them develop a personal style and make life changes.
Author: Booth Moore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Booth Moore, visionary fashion editor at The Hollywood Reporter, brings together her A-list rolodex, insider knowledge, and industry access to create the definitive guide to shopping around the world. As an international authority on fashion and style, she interviews top celebrity stylists, bloggers, fashion designers, and other tastemakers to give readers the ultimate guide to the best boutiques, brands, websites, and bargains that every fashionista should know.
Author: George Brescia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Open the door to harmonious, powerful, and positive dressing with a guide that’s like The Secret—for your wardrobe. In this groundbreaking how-to book, style expert George Brescia shows you how to transform yourself from the inside out. More than a style guide, this revolutionary book by a seasoned stylist teaches a method of conscious dressing that begins with a powerful internal change. Instead of just grabbing for whatever’s on hand, you’ll learn to set your goals for the day, determining how you want to be perceived, and then dress in a way that helps manifest those intentions. Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life reveals the true power your clothing has to affect your life, showing how this second skin impacts your job prospects, your romantic life, your income, and even your deepest sense of self. Translating his styling methods into a philosophy anyone can apply on her own, Brescia also delivers tips and tricks of the trade to help convert even the most hapless dresser into a happy and educated shopper. Because the goal is to have you not only looking great, but feeling more confident, too. From major closet overhauls to a whole new philosophy on color, this is a comprehensive manual for anyone who’s ever looked at her closet in despair. Accessible, direct, honest, and thought-provoking, Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life takes an eye-opening look at the intersection between our clothing and our emotions, hopes, and dreams, showing us how improving our external appearance can have life-changing effects on how we’re perceived by others—and more importantly, on how we perceive ourselves.
Author: Lauren A. Rothman
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics
First impressions (and second ones!) count, whether you are an intern or a CEO. Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: how to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace. Based on a decade of experience in the fashion industry, she addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that help readers avoid major fashion faux pas at the office. Style Bible: What to Wear to Work is the must-have resource for the modern professional, male or female, climbing the ladder of success. Lauren identifies the ultimate wardrobe essentials, and reveals shopping strategies and destinations for the everyday person. Style Bible, complete with helpful illustrations, is the go-to manual on how to dress for every professional occasion and a valuable resource for understanding dress codes by industry, city, and gender so that your visual cues will make a strong impact. Make a commitment to being better dressed at work with Style Bible.
Author: Kate Schelter
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date: 2017-05-30
A gorgeously illustrated guide to "the classics": the essential clothes, accessories, beauty products, and timeless everyday objects that define your personal style. In CLASSIC STYLE, fashion expert and illustrator Kate Schelter curates a collection of more than 150 iconic, essential classics-- clothes, accessories, beauty products, objects, and travel items that exemplify great design, simplicity, and timeless style. Balancing the trend toward minimalism with a dose of charm and personality, Kate shows you how to develop (and celebrate!) your own style by following an easy mantra: buy less, buy better, reinvent what you already have, and own your look. Now in her first book, she guides readers through these principles in a mix of stunning watercolor illustrations, stories, memories, quotes, and advice from a collection of friends and mentors in the fashion world. A visual gem, CLASSIC STYLE will inspire you to pare down those stuffed closets and storage units, find joy in simplicity and usefulness, and rediscover the one thing that is truly essential to personal style--you!
Author: Andrea Linett
Publisher: Artisan Books
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Health & Fitness
“An excellent idea for a book. . . . Next time I spend more than $40 on an article of clothing, I’ll run it by Linett first.” —The New York Times Book Review In a culture where trends are born and die every minute, maintaining style and effortlessness at every age requires that little extra something—the cool factor. Being “cool” isn’t about chasing trends or defying age but about following a few key guidelines. Yes, the cool factor is a skill that can be learned! In this photo-packed guide, Andrea Linett, a famed personal stylist and founding creative director of Lucky magazine, offers easy-to-implement, actionable tips that will change the way women dress. The tips are modeled by real-life style icons like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Christene Barberich, founder of Refinery29, as Andrea highlights the ingenious ways in which they skillfully pile on layers, or dress up denim for work or a party. The book is organized into chapters that include wardrobe classics, denim, leather, suits, dressing up, and accessories, and features style hacks that turn an outfit into a masterpiece (choosing shoes that instantly slim you, combining tough and feminine pieces, and accessorizing a day-to-night look). Packed with useful lists and examples, this guide is the would-be stylish woman’s best friend.
An ingenious book of simple wardrobe solutions, clever tools, and straightforward advice from a Hollywood costume designer. A costume designer's styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so a costume designer's solutions have to work—and work fast. How to Get Dressed is a fun, empowering style guide for women that focuses on making the most of your wardrobe. Costume designer and XOJane fashion columnist Alison Freer provides real-world, no-BS style advice that covers everything a girl could need to know: from determining if your clothes are fitting properly to how to care for, maintain, and keep your garments organized—plus what to do when the inevitable fashion disaster strikes. Full of hundreds of insider tricks from Freer's endless arsenal of tools and expertise, How to Get Dressed teaches you to rethink your wardrobe like a fashion expert—and proves once and for all that you don't need to spend a ton of money to always look your best. You just need to use the tricks the pros do!
Move over Color Me Beautiful, an Emmy Award-winning costume designer shows women how to find their authentic style archetype. David Zyla has made women look sensational on the runway, television, and Broadway for twenty years. In Color Your Style ,David shows how every woman can unlock her authentic style based on a combination of her personality, her eight true colors, and one of twenty-four color-palette archetypes-from the Wholesome Flirt to the Romantic Poetess to The Maverick. Through quizzes, charts, and stories, women can discover the colors, clothes, and accessories that will attract love, power, energy, and attention. Color Your Style is like getting an astrological reading-only color-inspired-allowing you to learn more about yourself while you make over your wardrobe. We are at our best when we feel comfortable, confident, and know we look fantastic. Zyla and Color Your Style shows women how to be their best-without being slaves to designer labels or the latest trends.
A grown-up's guide to makeup, a primer on the best time-saving techniques, and an inspiring, easy way to update your look--Lazy Perfection is the busy woman's guide to looking her best, with minimal effort and stunning results. Every woman wants to look like the best version of her self--natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated steps, or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters? Celebrated makeup artist Jenny Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her "lazy perfection" approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup.. Here you'll find guidance on finding a beauty routine that works for you--without a lot of involved steps or overpriced products. Guiding you through an initial makeup drawer purge, through setting beauty priorities, to crafting a finished look, Jenny gives you real-life tips for spending your limited time (and budget) to achieve the results you want. With Lazy Perfection you'll know that you're putting your best face forward--minus the fuss!
For the high-spending, full-living baby boomer generation, dressing well is as important as ever after all, if 50 is the new 30, then 60 is the new 40. But much as the baby boomers might wish to avoid the facts different ages bring different dressing conundrums. No-one wants to be thought of mutton dressed as lamb, but neither do they want to look like mutton dressed as more mutton. The good news is that it IS possible to be well-dressed, stylish and happy. Timeless Style will show you how, and its author, Vogues Anna Harvey, who advised Diana, Princess of Wales on styling, will be the perfect guide. She is authoritative, direct, helpful, sympathetic and positive. Timeless Style covers such essentials as what to wear to suit your shape; how to disguise the bits you dont like and show off the bits you do; what to spend money on, what to save money on and much, much more. Timeless Styles subtitle is Dressing Well for the Rest of Your Life. When youve read it, youll long to go shopping again.
In this unprecedented insider's guide, fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity stylists and shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. Interviews with key players reveal the ins and outs of the glamorous (and often gritty) world of styling, while hundreds of glossy photos illustrate good (and bad) looks. Full of real-life advice, this guide profiles famous image transformations undertaken by stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the essentials every stylist must have on hand (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most importantly, shows how to get a Choo in the door and then survive in this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive industry.
The biggest fashion conundrum is 'what goes with what?' What kind of jewelry goes with certain outfits, what are the best colors to coordinate, what combinations should be avoided, what shoes should be worn with different pant styles, what's in fashion, and does it really matter? Creatively covering a range of outfits, trends, style icons and designs, This Goes With That offers original ways to wear clothes and fresh styling ideas for women of all ages. Style maven Alyson Walsh offers simple style formula's and playful advice to ensure that no matter what you're wearing, you always look perfectly put together. Chapters cover workwear, weekend wear, layering, tailoring and special events, preparing you for any fashion occasion. Interviews with iconic, creative women take the reader through their favorite outfits in detail and give tips on honing personal style.
Author: Aliza Licht
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2015-05-05
NOW UPDATED WITH FIVE NEW CHAPTERS AND A NEW FOREWORD BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAVE KERPEN Aliza Licht--global fashion communications executive, AKA fashion's favorite 'PR girl' and former Twitter phenomenon--is here to tell her story, complete with The Devil Wears Prada-like moments and insider secrets. Drawing invaluable lessons from her experience, Licht shares advice, inspiration, and a healthy dose of real talk in LEAVE YOUR MARK. She delivers personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers and for people who are well on their way. With a particular emphasis on communicating and building your personal brand--something she knows a thing or two about--Aliza is your sassy, knowledgeable guide to the contemporary working world, where personal and professional lines are blurred and the most important thing you can have is a strong sense of self. Now updated and in paperback, Licht shares the decisions she faced in leaving her dream job and launching a new career after 17 years with the company. With an additional five chapters of new material focusing on entrepreneurship and making a major career change, Licht has not only updated all the advice throughout the original hardcover version, but takes the reader along for her new journey, sharing the challenges she faced along the way and the lessons learned. Original fans will surely fall in love with LEAVE YOUR MARK all over again.
Author: Jill Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Your full-color guide to building a fun, functional wardrobe Fashion For Dummies takes the guess out of dress, giving you the confidence and know-how you need to dress for every occasion. This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style, as well as navigating the worlds of color, pattern, and texture. Reveals how to put together outfits that work without overextending your budget Features a section dedicated to menswear Packed with helpful illustrations presented in full color The perfect guide for novice fashion-hunters, Fashion For Dummies is your key to always dressing your best!