In her second book, part memoir, part style guide, Stacy London shares her own struggles with severe psoriasis, anorexia, binge eating and self-esteem issues, and her philosophy of the healing power of style. Finding the self-confidence to develop a strong personal style helped her to finally become comfortable in her own skin. Through a series of “start-overs” with nine real-life women she explores why we often construct practical and emotional obstacles for ourselves and how personal style can helps us move beyond them to a healthier and happier perception of who we are. Her motto, voiced in her inimitable outspoken way: style can change your look, but it can also change your life.
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In her first book, psychologist and wardrobe consultant Jennifer Baumgartner introduces the Psychology of Dress, a new way of looking at what we wear, how we buy and store our clothes and how we assemble outfits. Her motto: You may find more than clothes lurking in your closet! In nine chapters, each with their own case study, she examines the link between our external appearance and internal experience. With a detailed analysis of issues like why we buy more than we need, reasons for avoiding mirrors and when we bare too much, she offers an InsideOut closet makeover that focusses on transforming and improving both your look and your life.
There are no must-haves lists or dos and don’ts in this style guide/lookbook. Instead author Amanda Brooks offers practical tips to spark creativity and find your own unique sense of style. From exploring your style history and exposing yourself to all kinds of fashion, to dressing with an open mind and embracing the fact that style is not stagnant and making mistakes is okay. In six chapters full of photo inspiration she analyzes six different styles – Classic, Bohemian, Minimal, High Fashion, Street and Eclectic, explaining along the way how to make each look your own. Then, in the Shopping section, discover what to snap up and what to leave at the store no matter if you’re shopping Basics, Cheap Chic, Designer or Vintage.
How to use unique vintage items to make a modern fashion statement? Where to find one of a kind period pieces? What is a fair price to pay? Author and owner of Incogneeto boutique, Stacy LoAlbo, answers all these questions and more in her first book – a style guide that includes a history of fashion accessories. With more than 1000 colour photographs, personal stories, and chapters on hats, handbags, jewellery, shoes, compacts and carryalls, and vintage accessories for men.
This hands-on style guide shows you how to recreate quintessential looks from the 1920s to 1980s on a budget. Intro sections describe the silhouettes and trends of each decade. Next, get inspiration from lookbooks and day & evening wear pages filled with clothing and accessories from the author’s vintage boutique. The “Get the look” and “Icon” sections help you put together vintage outfits based on old family photos and interpret signature looks of movie stars and style icons. Street style photos of fashion bloggers and retro enthusiasts further showcase how to do vintage in modern day life.