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Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion Hardcover – August 10, 2010
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The illustrations are cute and nice, but I think out of place in this book. The outfit illustrations in each section were far more helpful than Ms. Garcia's blabbing about wearing whatever you want "as long as you have confidence!!!!!!!!!!" But, because they were illustrations, they seemed a little too fanciful for real life. The illustration for Memorial Day shows bright tomato-red pants with a fuschia shirt and silver tassled belt; it makes for a cute illustration, but if you're not a cartoon it seems a little iffy. I would have preferred artful photographs of example pieces, akin to the InStyle style guide books.
All that being said, I still bought the book. It's entertaining and fun, kind of alike a giant fashion magazine. Don't expect anything life-changing though.
Whoa! I had to jump to the side just in case the fashion gods decided to strike me down for that last statement. I love all things Nina Garcia, you can read my other idolatrized reviews on her books.
I like the idea of this book, but I don't think it landed it where they were aiming. I would highly recommend her other books, especially The One Hundred.
The book did not contain any takeaways for me or provide any resources. The best part of this book was in the acknowledgments on page 318.
Proper fit is vital
Wear it like you mean it.
However if she writes another book, I will still read it. She will always be my niña.
Ms. Garcia covers just about any life event you might face, from what to wear to attend a wedding, a bridal shower, a baby shower, what to wear when you're meeting your significant other's family for the first time, what to wear in different work scenarios (presentations, job interviews, asking for a raise), and what to wear to a very formal occasion, such as a black-tie gala or dinner. She covers everything from skincare, makeup, hair style and accessories, to what you should carry in your bag, in addition to discussing the appropriate outfit for the occasion. She also includes information about what's expected from a guest at specific occasions.
Readers who have read Ms. Garcia's "The Little Black Book of Style" will find some of this information in that volume, but this book provides more in-depth, comprehensive coverage. "The Little Black Book of Style" was more of an overview of style and what's available out there, and how to create your own look. This is more of a play-by-play strategy for dressing for just about any life event you can imagine.
I found it helpful recently, when I had to dress for a brunch and a presentation. I was overdressed for the presentation (it was for a group of college students), but hit it spot-on when I dressed for the brunch - I received many compliments and felt confident and comfortable all day.
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A GREAT fashion resource, thorough, yet SO FUN to read and enjoy!Published 1 month ago by Marlene A. Champagne
Did not like this and returned it. Ninas Top 100 things town is her very best book for me so far.Published 5 months ago by susaninstlouis
Great book if you have not organized your wardrobe in a while. I have been spending my money on education and travel. Read morePublished 11 months ago by AdventureGirl
very good book I have 3 of hers and this is the best one
THe illustrations are the super chic
Strictly for beginners--if you are just out of college or school this is a good place to start, especially if you are entering the workforce. Read morePublished on August 7, 2014 by 54