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Closet Confidential: Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way Paperback – September 15, 2009
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Fortunately, the record has not gone astray, and neither has Winona's engaging, inviting prose. Honestly, Daddy Likey made me like fashion again; I was strung out on mags and blogs that crowed "to DIE" and waxed rhapsodical over yet another pair of those stupid latex leggings. Winona does neither of these things. Her voice is new and honest and dishy and welcoming and conspiratorial all at once, like you've stumbled across your (well-dressed, wittier) best friend or older sister's blog and they're just so darn excited to share it with you.
And her book does not disappoint. We like Winona because she likes silly things, weird things, and quirky things, and champions finding one's own style in a way that, for once, rings true. Don't like leggings? Don't wear them. Don't like skinny jeans? Don't wear them. Don't like clothes? Well, this is not quite the book (or, indeed, the blog) for you, but I'm sure you'll still enjoy it. Winona offers sound, concrete advice on everything from oxford shirts to black tights and all the accoutrements in between, while remaining her breezy, hilarious self. She lays it all out in such a straightforward, honest, and optimistic way that, after reading Closet Confidential, I was inspired and excited to go back into my own closet. Winona makes me want to write better and to dress better. I love her book.
The book includes plenty of practical advice on things like budget friendly alternatives to spending $300.00 on designer jeans and how to layer different tops to create different looks. Closet Confidential also includes such sage wisdom as explaining what the hell a grandpa sweater is and translates the word for shoes into 9 different languages.
The irreverent tone throughout Closet Confidential makes it a highly entertaining read. The author gets the fact that fashion should be fun and her sense of fun combined with her passion for fashion make reading this book feel more like chatting with a fun loving friend about fashion than reading a serious style manual. Instead of giving you some strict formula for the "correct" way to dress, the book focuses on how to be comfortable and feel like you
Stephanie Ann, Author
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For any woman who'se ever squeezed into a pair of too-tight jeans, this book is a must-read! Witty, wise and at times downright hysterical, this is a book for "real women with real... Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Kim Childress
I have read many a fashion book in my time. They are a good read, but usually come with a lot of rules. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by Cathy Benavides
I'd never read Winona's blog, and I'm about the last person on the planet who would buy a fashion book. But I told my daughter about this book, and it topped her Christmas list. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Sean McNaughton