Each season, fashion designers present their latest creations on the runway and magazine editors then pick and choose what's "in". But what if your personal style goes against the grain of seasonal trends (not to mention the cost of updating your entire wardrobe each season). Out soon, The Cheap Date Guide to Style (Universe Publishing, April 2008) by Kira Joliffe and Bay Garnett - the editors of the wildly successful British anti-fashion magazine, Cheap Date - takes a different approach to fashion, based on the philosophy that when it comes to fashion, there are no rules.
Instead of makeovers, fash diva dictates, and other insecurity inducers, they offer helpful guidelines, including:
- go with the flow of your style - it's fun, not a battle
- figure out how almost anything can be a classic
- find clothes under the radar
- keep your basics simple
- be confident with accessories
- weave the magic of glamour
Through interviews with fashion iconoclasts like Chloë Sevigny, recording artist Kelis, W magazine's fashion director, Camilla Nickerson, Kira and Bay reveal time-tested methods of developing personal style without frustration and bank account depletion. Cultivating a successful style should be a fun, exciting, and empowering adventure into personal tastes...not to mention thrift stores, garage sales, grandma's wardrobe, as well as department stores and high-end couture boutiques. No matter where a garment is purchased or found, or how much it costs, if it makes you feel beautiful, sexy, and sassy, you're on the right path.
The Cheap Date Guide to Style is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
- Lesley Scott
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