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Effortless Style

3.11  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
So you probably won't be attending your own movie premiere or collecting a Grammy Award this year. That doesn't mean you can't look like you're ready for the red carpet and fawning paparazzi. In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, K ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Gallery Books (first published 2006)
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Feb 12, 2015 Leena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I collect style books - I don't know why, probably because I want to see how many times it is possible to say, "If you have a pear-shaped body, wear an A-line skirt". Well, what if you are a raspberry, like some comedian said? That's why I'm also writing my own style guide called "Life is Too Short For Neutral Colors" where must-have items will be like red leather jackets and advice for work will only consist of pictures of scrubs and uniforms because every single style guide always and forever ...more
Becky Long
It is useful as a basic style book, but if you are looking for anything revolutionary, look elsewhere. The book is preoccupied with celebrity style - not too surprising since the author is a celebrity stylist - and comes off as more of an opportunity for name-dropping rather than an opportunity to help the rest of us develop our own unique look. That said, if you look to celebrities for your style inspiration, this book may well prove invaluable to you.
Apr 05, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read that many style books but even so there was nothing new in this for me. Unless "get your man to wear his suit jacket with his khakis" (which can't possibly work for most traditional suit jackets) or "mascara goes bad every 2-3 weeks" (really? I'd heard months) counts. And I don't think it does. Glad this was a library book.

And I agree with those who think there should have been pictures. Maybe my suit jacket issue would have been dealt with if there had been. But I doubt it.
I love June, and I think this book is a great style intro. Lots of clarifying ideas here. She simplifies everything and breaks down what works and what doesn't. Some of it may be too obvious. but overall, I think it's a handy and easy read. I just wish it had photographs instead of illustrations. Nothing compares to seeing June and her clients working it.
Dec 12, 2007 Yasjencon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this is the worst out of all the fashion books that i have read lately. it is very vague and the tips suck!
May 07, 2009 Geneva rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the worst style book. Poor recommendations. What kind of style book doesn't have pictures or at the very least good illustrations to give examples.
Nov 10, 2008 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is great. I know so little about fashion but am in a workplace where dressing well wouldn't hurt! I take it with me every time I go shopping!
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waste of time.
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