After spending her formative years reading fashion magazines voraciously, Avis Cardella found her calling writing about fashion, photography, and culture. She has written for British Vogue, American Photo, and Surface, among other publications. She lives in Paris with her husband.
I know I sound like a broken record but I'm going to keep singing the praises of the long out of print book, Cheap Chic. It was my fashion bible when I was a teenager and it gave me a great foundational knowledge in the category of "style is where you find it." I strayed from that theme for a while... mostly during my super shopper days... but then slowly found my way back.