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Secrets of style : the complete guide to dressing your best every day : from the editors of In style
Arbetter, Lisa.
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[Place of publication not identified] : In Style Books ; New York, N.Y. : Time Inc., [2003]

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191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
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"Produced by Melcher Media for In Style Books and Time Inc. Home Entertainment."
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Central Library GT511 .A73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Grand Island Library GT511 .A73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Hamburg Library GT511 .A73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Marilla Free Library GT511 .A73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
East Aurora Library GT511 .A73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction New Materials

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This title offers a full range of advice, including tips on dressing your best every day, developing a personal style, shopping strategies and much more.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

InStyle's phonebook-sized issues burst with images of superstars in fabulous clothes and jewelry, hair perfectly coifed and nails meticulously manicured. The magazine's editors have taken a different tack with this book, however, as they attempt to make "fashion understandable, achievable and, maybe most importantly, fun." In chapters covering everything from shopping and storage to specific clothing items (like suits, shoes and lingerie) to particular occasions (e.g., traveling and maternity), the editors share tips many readers would never even think they needed to know. (For example, to keep denim dark, turn jeans inside out before washing them and never put them in the dryer; and take pearl earrings off before spraying hairspray and perfume, since the chemicals can destroy pearls.) Often emphasizing different styles for different body types, the book shuns models, opting for simple photos and drawings of the clothes (although the editors do throw in a few welcome movie star shots for reference). The result is an all-embracing, comprehensive manual on all manner of women's dressing. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

This fashion manual is written with the same exuberance and focus on practical advice as In Style magazine. With its index and tables, it is a user-friendly guide rather than a fashion book, though it does contain information on fashion history (e.g., "A Short History of Khakis"). The book's goal is to help readers develop a personal style that works with their body type, and, with more than 150 photographs and 100 illustrations, anyone is sure to come away with a better sense of which fabrics, cuts, and colors best highlight assets and downplay weaker features. Aside from the basics such as suits and dresses, the book features sections on what items to invest in, how to shop for vintage items, the best time to shop the sales, and how to use a personal shopper. Though geared toward women, this shoppers' bible will also benefit men. A timeless work that focuses on style and classic pieces rather than fashion trends, this will be a valuable addition to any public library.-Corey Newkirk, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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