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The ELLEments of Personal Style: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on How to Dress, Shop, and Live Hardcover – October 14, 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham; First Edition edition (October 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592405673
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592405671
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have to be honest - I am not a fan of Elle magazine. I feel like the pages are cluttered with teeny tiny pictures and there's just way too much crammed inside one magazine (I do like Joe Zee though and think his style advice is priceless). So, I didn't expect much of the book, but I was wrong. The book discusses styles of 25 women (some are well known - Alicia Keys, Fergie, Diane Von Furstenberg; and some are not so well known (well, at least, to me) - Katherine Pope, Janie Bryant) and every woman has a few pages that include bio, inspiration board and their favorite item. Photographs are gorgeous and the text is written very well. It was very interesting to read about every woman and a few of them were quite inspirational! I do have to note one thing though. Some of the women that made it into the book are very stylish and it makes sense that they were included (for example, Dita Von Teese and Diane Von Furstenberg), but others I'm not so sure about (for example, Fergie, Kate Mara, Asheley Greene)... I would have loved to see Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively (who doesn't use a stylist, yet looks incredible every time), Elle McPherson, etc. to be included.
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To be hinest, I was very disappointed. I expected to learn something new and interesting but instead I found another celebrity list: 25 famous women and their short style bios. The list contains Fergie, Diane Von Furstenberg, Angelica Huston, Candace Bushnell, Christina Hendricks, Milla Jovovich and 20 more (some of which I am not familiar with), all of whom are either models, actresses, novelists or stylists. There were a few pages dedicated to each, containing either short style bio or short interview, "inspirational board", and one article of clothing most important to them (for instance for Diane von Furstenberg it was a wrap dress and for Angelica Huston it was a pearl necklace). I admit, it was fun to read about one or two that I, personally, admire, like Diane Von Furstenberg, but other than that it was a bore. The photos were nice but that's about it. The book was just too subjective and if you want to learn something from one of the women of style, get "I love your style" by Amanda Brooks.
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all books on fashion promote a specific, if not a singular, point of view. usually, that view is a variation on "be yourself", without suggesting which "self" you should be, and offers ideas to help you stretch your sartorial boundaries. this one is no different, and if you're going to listen to anyone, joe zee is one of the best. "the ELLEments," however, lost its way somewhere in selecting its icons -- for example, kate mara, christina hendricks, and alicia keys. talented, lovely women all, but no one is likely to think "fashion" when you think of them. you will look at the featured women and wonder who they are and/or why they're in the book. then you'll come up with a list of more suitable candidates. tops on my list is olivia palermo, a purported elle staffer (but like a woman's colorist, who knows for sure?) with miles of panache. why isn't she in the book?

no such issues with nina garcia's books. i use them for planning trips, organizing my closet, and most of all, inspiration. the ELLEments has great photos, but nina's books have ruben toledo's drawings -- the drawings aren't as immediate as photographs but they are timeless and are always fresh every time i view them.
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I loved this book. But the title is decieving. Personally I think Elle really just wanted to do a little play on words with the title of the book... "See we're Elle magazine and its ELLE-ments of personal style... get it?!?! *nudge-nudge, wink-wink*" Not cute... anyway: this book IS about personal style... just not YOUR personal style. This book takes a look at celebrities (many of which who are NOT A- listers I may add which I thought was refreshing) and their respective senses of style. This book is not what you want if you are looking for a personal style manual.
I will say this though: I don't feel that you have to be a celebrity monger to enjoy this book. If you are a "fashion geek" and love high style and all that you certainly can gain something from this book. You get to peek into the closets (and homes) of a lot of interesting people. If you forgot that these people were "famous" (only a handful of which truely are) you can concentrate on the style. The writing is very biographical of the people in general but it gives you a referance point to understanding the person behind the style which, I think, is important in a style study.
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This was a pretty fun read but I'm glad I didn't pay full price. It's from 2010 so obviously five years down the road it feels fairly dated. I still enjoyed seeing some great shots of celebrities in their own clothes and homes. Some of the highlights for me personally were the sections on Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, and Dita Von Teese. I didn't feel this book did anything to "teach" the reader about developing & perfecting their own personal style, which was okay by me as I was more interested in being entertained. If you're looking for more of a "how to" book I wouldn't choose this one, though.
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