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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; First Edition edition (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062088408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062088406
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“City of Style provides a rich history of L.A. style and captures how modern day trends are translated by girls today to look effortless, free-spirited and cool.” (Rachel Bilson)

From the Back Cover

A deep appreciation and a wild visual ride through the wonderland of Los Angeles-style

Los Angeles harbors its own canon of styles: Romantic Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Rocker, Chola-Style, Indie-Eclectic, and Casual Chic—each shaped by the unique mix of subcultures, climates, geography, history, and personalities that have coexisted in different pockets of the greater LA area. These signature looks continue to inspire celebrities, clothing designers, and stylists the world over. In City of Style, Melissa Magsaysay, style editor for the Los Angeles Times, draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes, and fashion innovations of today's Angelenos—while offering a taste of the retail landscape, a guide to stores and shops, and helpful tips on how to buy and wear key pieces for each different style.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Los Angeles's most influential designers, retailers, and trendsetters, including:

Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Tony Hawk
Georgina Chapman (Marchesa)
Phillip Lim
Slash
Cameron Silver
Cynthia Rowley
And more.


More About the Author

Melissa Magsaysay is the style editor of the Los Angeles Times, covering fashion, culture and beauty as well as styling celebrity and fashion photo shoots. She writes a weekly style advice column and trend stories that are syndicated all over the world to mass appeal. Prior to her current role, she was the West Coast Market Editor at Women's Wear Daily, observing the trends, style and fashion phenomenon that bubble up along the west coast. A Bay Area native who spent her college and post-college years on the east coast and Europe, Melissa now lives in West L.A. with her husband Cory and their dog, Duke.

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What a great book full of good information.
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I just received my copy and am impressed with how in depth and thorough this book is.
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Highly reccomended to anyone interested in fashion.
Collette Pollard

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Newton on June 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
City of Style by Melissa Magsaysay is a look at personal style in a city that has a very cool, edgy, and always fabulous fashion scene: Los Angeles, California. Home of a fun variety of styles, this city inspires not just fashion designers, but also the people who live and visit there.

City of Style is a unique fashion book that blends the history of L.A. style and modern versions of those famous trends. This book focuses on the Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Casual Chic, Indie-Eclectic, and Chola looks. No matter where you live, you can probably use at least some of the fashion trends in L.A. in your personal style.

I found the history of the fashions in L.A. interesting, but a little bit too in-depth for the book. The pictures in the book were great and really showed the styles for each look, but there should have been more included in a book of this type.

The author is a very good writer who clearly has a passion for L.A. fashion, so it was a fun and easy summer read that will also give some fashion inspiration to people looking to buy new looks for their wardrobe. This is a perfect book for all fashionistas and people who just love fashion in general. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of City of Style, Harper Collins, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Collette Pollard on May 27, 2012
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I just received my City of Style book in the mail and it is such an amazing guide to fashion! What I love about it most is the range of perspectives from different designers, to retailers, to just fashionable people. It's very accessible, a great read, with tons of pictures illustrating LA fashion. Highly reccomended to anyone interested in fashion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 26, 2012
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I love the historical references that explain how we got to today's looks. And the fact that the stores she mentions are all in la and accessible is great.
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This is the must have book if you are looking for where to shop and how to get the LA look. Full of great pictures and advice...I read it cover to cover!
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By Rainy Day on May 26, 2012
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What a great book full of good information. Will recommend it to friends and family. It is perfect for summer reading.
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By Dr. M. Harris on May 26, 2012
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I look forward to next time I'm in LA and can use this as my guide! I definitely have a new appreciation of what that city is about after reading this.
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