Sunday, June 21, 2009
My latest read is Women's Wardrobe by Kim Johnson Gross and Jeff Stone. This is a very useful book. I think it would be very beneficial to someone who is just learning about style. It is a very difficult book to review, but I do highly recommend it. This would make a great gift to a friend that is interested in fashion, or a young woman just building her wardrobe. My only problem with the book is that the typeset is very annoying; they got out of hand trying to be creative, and it is difficult to follow.
The book is divided into the following sections: style, elements, clothes first aid, and where to find clothes.
My favorite thing about the book is that they show entire outfits, head to toe, including appropriate jewelry and shoes. They also take each fabric and place it in a category from sexy to quick-dry. The authors also teach the reader how to spot a quality garment. Each type of garment is described individually, with tips for wearing each style of that garment. They also have a great glossary of fashion language.
The first aid section is great. It lists different fabrics and how to care for them, how to get rid of stains, even the best way to store everything.