Sunday, October 25, 2009

Review: The One Hundred by Nina Garcia

"Simply put, these items make me feel classic. And there is no substitute for feeling this way. Ever."

In the wildly popular The Little Black Book of Style, fashion authority Nina Garcia showed women how to think about personal style in an entirely new way. Encouraging readers to creatively assert their style identities, Nina showed women of all ages how to hone and self-edit a distinct fashion voice.

With her style philosophy firmly out in the world, Nina decided to address the most popular question readers consistently ask her: Exactly what are fashion's timeless pieces?

The One Hundred answers this question and provides women with a tangible style map to follow when planning a shopping trip and stocking one's closet. With illustrations from world-renowned fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, The One Hundred contains the 100 items that Nina believes will never go out of style, and that have become absolutely indispensable for any woman reaching for her own eternal fashion look.

From the library.

A couple of my favorite quotes from the book were:

Life is too short to save our nest clothes or our best Champagne for the big events.

If I leave you with one last tip, it is to always buy a black cashmere version of an item if it comes in a black cashmere version.

This one gets four stars. It featured lovely illustrations and frank text, but it was obviously intended for the upper middle class.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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