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The Style Mentors: Women Who Define the Art of Dressing Today
Profiling more than eighty contemporary women with great style, "The Style Mentors" offers today's fashion-conscious woman role models for the here and now. Each of the book's eight chapters addresses a signature look with proven fashion longevity--icon, maverick, bohemian, gamine, siren, minimalist, rocker, and classic--and demonstrates how to achieve it by analyzing the ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Harper Design
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Superficial, like an extended magazine round-up. Categorizes the usual suspects into their usual genres or "looks". This is fine by me. No one gets left out, even if the choice of pictures to illustrate the points being made aren't up to the task. There are better, more iconic choices. We know this because of the Internet! A collection of cool women in one place, there's nothing more to expect. One last thing: Victoria Beckham doesn't belong in any fashion icon assemblage. Unless, and only unles ...more
The photography was gorgeous and completely appropriate. The text was rich with information. Unfortunately, you will need to be prepared to pull out your magnifying glass to read this book. I did. I hated the choices made by the editors regarding the fonts and layouts in this book. The primary font was so tiny (4 or 6 point) that it was a struggle to read it. Each page had large patches of unused white space instead. Go figure. It would have been so much wiser to enlarge the font. Additionally, ...more
I can't say enough good things about this book. I loved how it didn't rehash the same old fashion icons all the other books do, but included a bunch of people I had never heard of, or rarely heard of, but whom I became very inspired by. The only small trouble with the book is that the editing wasn't great. It was kind of charming, like a friend who is so excited to tell you something that she loses her train of thought halfway through her sentence.