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(back cover) Choose the glamorous retro look that suits you best when you open this ultimate fashion and beauty guide. Steal Her Style shows you how to adapt the style of any one among 25 famous fashion icons, including Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Twiggy, Debbie Harry, and others.
Revealing the secrets of the twentieth century's most chic women, Steal Her Style
will show you how to copy the classic looks that professional stylists and celebrities return to time and time again. Whether you adapt your personal look to copy Jackie O's American style, so beautifully emulated by Michelle Obama, or Marilyn Monroe's Hollywood goddess look, recaptured by Scarlett Johansson, you'll find the information you need about designers and fashions of the time, styling tips, hair and makeup techniques, and ideas on what to look for in vintage shops to help you complete your chosen look. Look inside for: Key designers and silhouettes that helped define each look Ideas for accessorizing, including jewelry, shoes, handbags, and scarves Practical how-to advice for hair and makeup Style and shopping tips Directory of vintage boutiques and hair and makeup stylists
Women have been stealing style inspiration from each other for generations, adapting fashions to suit their individual figures and tastes. We all admire a beautifully dressed catwalk model or a movie star on the red carpet, yet we often forget that their glamorous looks can be traced back to great beauties from the past. For example, Christina Aguilera and Charlize Theron are still remembered for their Jean Harlow-inspired fingerwave hairstyles, Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have stolen Jackie O's First Lady fashion, and the singer Duffy's half-bouffant is the perfect modern take on Brigitte Bardot's long beehive. From Louise Brooks to Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy to Debbie Harry, there are scores of vintage looks to suit just about everyone. Those who prefer more classical styling can take inspiration from Grace Kelly's Ice Princess, while alternative types might want to copy Joan Jett's Rock Chick.
With background information describing 25 fabulous beauty icons, Steal Her Style reveals everything you need to know about getting their looks and making them your own. You'll find key details on the designers and trends of the day, color palettes and silhouette shapes, plus hair and makeup techniques. You'll also find shopping lists to help you find vintage apparel. The book concludes with a directory of vintage boutiques and hair and makeup stylists who specialize in retro looks.
Sarah Kennedy is the author of The Swimsuit and a contributing author of Vintage Fashion. Based in New York City, she works as a freelance journalist for women's magazines, including Red and Grazia in the U.K., and Marie Claire in the U.S.A.
About the Author
Sarah Kennedy is a New York-based fashion writer whose articles appear regularly in Marie Claire
in the U.S. and in Red
in the U.K.