Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? is a roadmap for all of us to build unshakable body and fashion confidence. Nowhere else is there a fun and accessible book created for the underserved masses like us, who just want to get out the door looking and feeling fabulous. Who don’t have gobs of money to drop on our wardrobe and feel left out of the game. And when it comes to how we feel about our bodies, all we see are roadblocks...and signs for Burger King!
We need to be reminded that fashion is FUN. We need to know that with the right tools, we have the power to transform our self-perception by shifting our mindset from woe-is-me to wow-is-me. We need the secrets of playing to our strengths and minimizing our flaws. We need to take more chances, and leave what doesn’t work in the dust. Most of all, we need Carson, our peppy, blond fairy godstylist, to show us the way!
Personal style expert Jessica Quirk approaches getting dressed just as you would plan the perfect meal: With a smartly stocked pantry and a few gorgeous “spotlight ingredients,” inspiration comes easily.
In What I Wore, named after her enormously popular blog, Jessica shares recipes for creating a stellar wardrobe to get you through spring, summer, fall, and winter. From delicates (bras, slips, lingerie) to the basics every woman should have (black pants, white shirts, knee-high leather boots) to the dramatic touches that set just the right tone (scarves, jewelry, handbags), she shows you how to take your look from ordinary to outstanding without breaking the bank. Inside you’ll discover how to
• remix the clothing you already have for dozens of fresh, pulled-together looks
• become a smarter shopper and always get the most bang for your buck
• create wow-worthy ensembles for special occasions, weekends, and the office
• supplement basics and investment pieces with fun and inexpensive accessories
Plus you’ll learn tailoring tricks, handy hints, and packing tips to ensure that you always leave the house looking your best. Loaded with hundreds of vibrant, original illustrations and unique suggestions for combining colors, patterns, and textures, What I Wore will help you feel stylish and confident, each and every day.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stylish bargain-hunters have been flocking to Lilliana Vazquez’s CheapChicas.com since 2008 for tips and tricks on how to shop smart, copy their favorite designer looks, and dress chic for less. Now a go-to destination for women eager for affordable fashion, the site has established Lilliana as a nationally recognized style expert.
Now, in The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style, Lilliana is spilling her secrets! Fun quizzes will help readers define their style and budget. And Lilliana lays out the best places—from stores to flash-sale sites to their own closets— to score stylish deals. Approachable and beautifully designed, The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style is the must-have accessory for 2013 and beyond.
Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size—and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous.
The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight.
From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.
The Woman's Wakeup is a user-friendly, inspirational guide that provides firsthand advice for women on everything from dating (again!) to being a glam grandmother, reviving a wardrobe, making friends in a new town, working in a new environment, and figuring out how to stand out in a youth-obsessed world. Filled with Johnson's expert tips—as well as interviews with medical professionals and women 50+ of various walks of life who have been there, done that, and are still on the road to adventure—The Woman's Wakeup will inspire you to feel more confident, stylish, and evolved than ever.
“As a teen, I’d draw the type of glamorous clothes and accessories I longed for. In retrospect I realize that I was a designing the life I wanted and would one day achieve.”
As a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and working mother, Rachel Roy has a unique perspective on how fashion defines who we are—and who we want to be. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood in California, she envisioned the life she lives today. The head of her own fashion business, she’s a successful, hard-working entrepreneur who believes through style we can help design the life we want to live.
Design Your Life is the embodiment of Rachel’s ethos—a style guide every woman, no matter what stage of life she is in, needs to help her define and implement her personal look, motivate her to focus on the person she wants to be and the job she aspires to have, and make choices based on where she wants to go. Rachel offers hands-on tips for developing personal style while staying true to yourself, using and updating what’s in your closest, and adding essential pieces to your wardrobe. Throughout, she shares stories from her own life and the vital role fashion and style has played each step of the way.
Elegantly designed and illustrated with more than fifty exclusive color line drawings, filled with her passion, vision, and commitment to empowerment, Design Your Life takes fashion one step further—from looking great to becoming great, from the inside out.
In her first book, Louise has compiled the practical tips and secret tricks that she's picked up through years of working in the fashion industry with magazine editors, stylists, celebrities, and most importantly, real women. Front Roe helps a woman discover her personal style through looks she loves—images in magazines that speak to her, quotes that inspire her, fashion or styles she is taken with, and family photos. Once the foundation is laid, Louise expands into the specifics of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, offering helpful advice from today and yesteryear on everything from finding the right underwear and buying vintage clothing, to picking the best perfume for you, and making your home a sanctuary.
As Louise says, “With a little nudging and direction, everybody can develop their own personal style, no matter their shape, age, or wallet size. In my view, fashion should be aspirational, but attainable and definitely something to have a sense of humor about. It's worth living every single day as the most confident, happy and glamorous version of yourself. Here's how!” Front Roe is the perfect distillation of this philosophy. Louise shares stories, information, and ideas from around the world to help women feel educated, uplifted, inspired, and considerably more positive about their mind, body, closet, and home.
“Everything you ever wanted to know about identifying and developing your personal style is packed into this book, from choosing the right colors and clothing to organizing your closet and saving money. Clearly presented, and the questionnaires and illustrations are a nice bonus.” ~ Orlando Sentinel
Help has arrived! In I Have Nothing to Wear! fashion expert Jill Martin and fashion stylist Dana Ravich have teamed up to create a fun and practical 12-step program that promises to help even the most seemingly hopeless cases.
Learn how to edit your wardrobe, figure out the fashion basics, get organized, steer clear of flash-in-the-pan trends, and pinpoint and project a personal style all your own.
And have fun along the way!
Jill and Dana will steer you through the steps, which include admitting your closet is a mess, determining how clothes fit in with your lifestyle, and finding friends who will tell you the truth about what needs to stay or go!
I Have Nothing to Wear! is the perfect guide to help you make your way through the minefield of modern fashion and choose the perfect ensembles for work, play, and love.
'The older I've become, the more confident I am in my own skin. I don't follow trends that I know won't suit me and I've learned to make the best of what I have.
'This book is about sharing everything I've learned along the way. It's full of useful information - such as how to put on a face in ten minutes, the essential items every woman needs in her wardrobe, what to wear to a wedding, how to travel in style (and with kids!), easy ways to create a beautiful home and how to be the perfect hostess.
'To me, anybody can be stylish, regardless of money, age or body shape. You don't need to spend a fortune to look and feel fabulous - far from it. Style is about using your imagination and feeling confident.'
Pippa - Simple Tips to Live Beautifully is stuffed with practical tips and inspirational advice and is the book for everyone, aged 16 or 60, who wants to discover their own personal style and to build the confidence to celebrate it.