What I WoreFour Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style

In her first book, Jessica Quirk of the What I Wore blog wants to help readers create a versatile wardrobe with key pieces that will get maximum wear throughout the year. You will learn how to remix existing items, become a smarter shopper, put together wow-worthy ensembles for special occasions, and use affordable accessories to breathe new life into your basics and investment pieces. With fun colour illustrations based on her own outfits, tips on how to budget for a four-season climate, tailoring tricks, storage and packing ideas, and suggestions for combining colours, patterns and textures.

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Women from the Ankle DownThe Story of Shoes and How They Define Us

Women from the Ankle Down combines fashion history with social history and tells the story of 20th century American footwear through some of the era’s most iconic shoes. From Dorothy’s ruby slippers over the femme fatale pinup pump to Nancy Sinatra’s boots and the Reebok Freestyle. From well-heeled suffragettes to the impact of the 1960s women’s liberation movement, the influence Hollywood had on shoe design to our current devotion to personal choice.¬†Rachelle Bergstein shares the stories behind these historical moments, interweaving the design innovations with the evolution of modern women and the fashion that reflects – and has shaped – our changing lives.

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Already PrettyLearning to Love Your Body by Learning to Dress It Well

In six roll-up-your-sleeves chapters Sally McGraw from Already Pretty illustrates how cultivating personal style can foster self-love and self-respect. Exercises and tutorials help you to determine both your current and aspirational style, evaluate existing pieces in your closet, identify wardrobe holes, shop for new, key items, and learn about the fundamentals of figure flattery. Valuable tools to help you dress for the woman you are right now and create a style that is unique and truly your own.

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Art Deco Fashion

From flapper dresses, feathers and beaded evening frocks for dancing the Charleston to sporty outfits and chic ensembles designed for luxury travel, fashion exploded during the Roaring Twenties, when clothes became a symbol of a more liberated lifestyle. This compact book focusses on the art deco fashions of the 1920’s, and uses sketches, outfit and jewellery photos, images from fashion magazines and evocative illustrations from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s dress collection to recreate this glamorous era.

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Elegance

Louise Canova is insecure about her appearance and style choices, unhappy with her life and empty marriage. She needs help… and she finds it in a second-hand copy of A Guide to Elegance. This slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace. Louise vows to take the advice in this ABC of fashion and etiquette to heart, and gets to work straightaway – determined to become the woman she has always wanted to be.

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