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Fashion Books: Style by Lauren Conrad

This past week, I finally got around to finishing “Style” by Lauren Conrad. This one of the greatest books on styling I have ever read. After being filmed for days on end during her Laguna Beach & The Hills days, she never repeated an outfit. This book, will show you simple styling tricks that will help you to prolong the life of your clothes & develop your own personal style. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Lauren, although she can afford to buy nearly anything, still purchases  tons of brands that are completely affordable for college students & fashionistas alike. Levi’s, TopShop & Steve Madden were all included in her style guide. Of course, Christian Louboutins, Chanel & several other designers made it into the book as well. Lauren also mentioned that she loves mixing vintage items into an outfit.

Here are some other things I learned from reading “Style”:

  • Quick fixes for fashion emergencies
  • How to transform your make-up from day to night
  • The best ways to mix & match prints
  • Her favorite sites to online shop

And tons more!

I would highly recommend reading this book. It is filled with great tips that everyone can used. Plus, all of the clothing, accessories and products featured in the book are documented in the index for easy shopping!

Fashion Books: The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style

Kim France and Andrea Linett, the authors of the best-selling Lucky Shopping Manual, are at it again with The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style. This book dissects every style from euro chic to rock and roll, from arty slick to bombshell, from American classic to mod. Within each style they give you a description of the style as well as the essential pieces and accessories of that particular style. They show you how to achieve the look and take a look inside the closets of two Lucky girls that embrace that style. They also show you different outfits you can create with the essential pieces they recommended as well as how to wear a key piece all year long. I think this is a great book to really expose yourself to different style that you may be unfamiliar with. At the end of the book, they show you a lot of fun outfits that they achieved by mixing two of the styles together. This is a great book to own when you really want to change your look and try something new since it is the perfect shopping guide.

Fashion Books: You Know You Want It

This past October, I had the pleasure of meeting Gossip Girl’s costume designer and stylist, Eric Daman. During his seminar, he spoke of the book he had just recently written titled “You Know You Want It.” The book was released in December.

“You Know You Want It” is a great book for the fashion enthusiasts. It is almost like having your own personal stylist. “You Know You Want It” is all about finding out who you are and what your style is. Style, defined by Eric Daman, is 20% fashion and 80% confidence. I find this statement to be completely true. Clothes are so much more than what they look like on, it is how they make you feel when you are wearing them. Clothing allows us the opportunity to play dress up, to choose how the world will perceive us. Fashion is definitely a force to reckoned with.

In his book, Eric Daman will discuss what types of clothing looks good on your body type (and how to figure out which body type you have), the basics every girl needs, fashion rules to ignore and so forth. He truly is a genius when it comes to fashion and styling.

Fashion Books: The Teen Vogue Handbook

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“Ask yourself, Are you sure this world is for you? And are you sure you are the right person to survive in this world—the world of fashion, a world with no rules, no laws?” – Karl Lagerfeld

Teen Vogue has always been a great resource for young girls who are curious about the fashion industry. Now Teen Vogue has gone one step further with the Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion. Filled with great tips on getting started in the fashion industry and inspirational stories of others who landed their dream job, this truly is a must-read for any person one day hoping to break into this world. Teen Vogue realizes that there is a lack of information available to those who really want to be apart of the fashion industry and they hope that this book will help others in finding their place in the fashion world.

The Teen Vogue Handbook will be released on October 5th but you can pre order your copy now at Amazon.com.

For an inside look at the Teen Vogue Handbook, click here.

Fashion Books: Influence

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I recently just read “Influence” by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and it was actually an exceptional read. This book is a collection of interviews from the people that have influenced their lives. Filled with inspiring stories of a company built from absolutely nothing or of what New York City used to be like, this book was life-changing. It introduces you to the world of people you may or may not have known existed and really serves to broaden the horizons of many generations to come. “Influence” is filled with fashion, photography and art. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.