Are You Runway Ready?
Whether you’re headed to New York for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, caught up in the hot television series Project Runway, or just want to freshen up your wardrobe as we enter a new season, you’ll find lots of tips, tricks, and common sense in these books by American’s top fashion experts:
Before You Put That On
by Lloyd Boston
Does the idea of a fashion overhaul overwhelm you? Take it one day at a time with these 365 daily style tips. By the end of the year, you’ll have improved your fashion knowledge, beefed up your wardrobe, and added to your confidence.
Gunn’s Golden Rules
by Tim Gunn
Project Runway viewers all love Tim Gunn, not just for his fashion sense. He is caring, compassionate, and well mannered. This little book offers 18 rules that will help build your inner beauty, from “Know What to Get Off Your Chest and What to Take to the Grave” to “Carry On!” you’ll be reminded throughout that it really is what’s on the inside that counts.
How to Never Look Fat Again
by Charla Krupp
Perennial 29 year-olds will love books by Krupp because they will help keep you from falling into the pit of looking too matchy-matchy and matronly. You’ll get simple solutions for changes you can make immediately. Hilarious pictures will drive home points such as, at certain ages, it’s best to avoid too-short skirts.
The most high-fashion oriented book on this list, you’ll love the straight-from-the-magazine photos and you’ll appreciate the help distinguishing Deal Makers from Deal Breakers. Chapters are divided according to destinations, so if you’re in a hurry, read the chapter that addresses your most current fashion concern (job interview, city weekends, etc.).
The One Hundred
by Nina Garcia
This title is an absolute must-have for anyone needing to focus their fashion selections. Garcia lists the 100 items she thinks every woman should have in her wardrobe, from practical to extravagant. Nearly all of the items will stand the test of time. She encourages readers to individualize their lists, but you’ll likely find you see the sense in keeping or purchasing 80-90% of what she recommends.
Jay McCarroll took the fashion world by storm after being crowned the “next great American designer” on the first season of Project Runway. This documentary chronicles his year-long journey to prepare his first runway show.
Want More Fashion?
The Library also carries a wide range of fashion magazines!
At many branches you can browse current issue and check out back issues of:
Note: Central Library does not check-out magazines.