The look: a guide to dressing from the inside out, Volume 10
Authentic personal style comes from understanding our bodies, recognizing the demands of our particular lifestyle, mining our experiences, and finding what we really like. —Randolph Duke
Randolph Duke’s The Look is a guide to personal style unlike any other. Duke knows high fashion—he has dressed Hollywood A-listers for the red carpet for years—but more important, he understands that putting together a truly fabulous look has everything to do with the woman who’s wearing it. Every woman already knows what she does and doesn’t like, so The Look wastes no time prescribing one-size-fits-all fashion solutions. Instead, it helps women make today’s sometimes-intimidating array of options work cleverly and beautifully for them.
It all starts with body type. Once you’ve identified your shape from five broad categories, you’ll learn to choose clothing that maximizes your positive features and downplays less desirable ones. Then, you can shop for flattering outfits that fit your lifestyle, whether you’re a fan of bohemian or preppy, urban chic or country living. The Look also teaches you to mine your own closet (and your friends’, too!) for pieces that can be refreshed or repurposed for a whole new look.
Great style is more about a state of mind than it is about a designer wardrobe or a fat bank account. Learning to respect your body and your own taste is a critical part of Duke’s philosophy. Exercises throughout the book help you identify what inspires you as you update your look and feel ever more gorgeous in your own skin. Stunning photographs of real, stylish women, from linear-figured supermodel Cheryl Tiegs to hourglassy fashion writer Merle Ginsberg, will encourage you to mix up and play with fashion to send your own message.
With expert tips on everything from making occasion-appropriate accessories choices and matching makeup to your ensemble to spicing up your outfit with personality pieces and stocking up on essentials for work, play, and evenings out, The Look gives you all the tools you need to let your personal style shine through.
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Review: The Look: A Guide to Dressing from the Inside OutUser Review - Salsadancer - Goodreads
A guide to putting together your own personal style and a flattering look, optimizing your features. For me, the book was too general to be helpful. Full of platitudes. I did like the validation of the signature accessory and personality piece. Read full review
Review: The Look: A Guide to Dressing from the Inside OutUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book. Randolph Duke had a nice section about "the line" which was good to read. He also had flattering name for body types. No "pears" were mentioned. I read through the work clothing section and wandered off when I got to casual wear. Read full review
Foreword by Sandra Graham
Know Your Body
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