Like I Give a Frock: Fashion Forecasts and Meaningless Misguidance
Wonder when a baguette became a bag and not just a hunk of bread? (Fendi, 1998.) Or when it became acceptableto wear a tracksuit to the supermarket? (It didn't.) Fishnets at work? How to conceal the misfortune of the cankle? Fashion forecaster Michi answers all. In this stylish primer, she tells it like it is: No one looks good in mustard, unless youre a hot dog. Matching...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by Chronicle Books
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Aug 10, 2009 Ciara rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: fashion students, serious fashion aficianados who can resist body hate
i guess this was...cute? i mean, it was easy on the eyes. lots of fashion student-type drawings with embellishments like beading & fashion swatches, & that's the kind of thing that really appeals to the part of me that is really interested in fashion. the writing content was quite skimpy, typically a short paragraph or less per page, & not particularly heavy on scintillating insight. supposedly it's all about tongue-in-cheek fashion advice, but there was really nothing here you could...more
A book I read so it could be cleared out of my busy book shelf. I've had it for ages and do appreciate the illustrations but the amount of text is poor, thus it can only be rated as one star. A pretty book, but Michi is not the illustrator, Kat McLeod is (look her up, lovely work).
This is short and witty - it's like reading a blog, although I don't think it was. With lots of illustrations around the text, it doesn't take long to read. You won't pick up any must have fashion tips, but it was entertaining even so. I think it was here that I read that 'stressed' is 'desserts' spelt backwards - a great tidbit.
I've been following Michi Girl's website for years and loved discovering new shops posted in her site albeit most of them being in Melbourne. This book however, is just massive eye candy. Meaningless indeed. To borrow but not to buy.