Style Clinic (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, May 12, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Fashion's best-kept secrets from London's leading fashion authority

Why is it that simply getting dressed in the morning can be a bewildering experience? Last month's must-haves date you faster than a frizzy perm, and before the credit-card bill is paid, some expert is telling you your latest fashion fantasy is now "so last season." The more you buy, the less it seems you have to wear.

Knowing what works and what doesn't, how and when to shop, how best to dress your body shape, and how to work an accessory like a styling pro will propel you on your way to fashion nirvana: the effortlessly chic set. With timeless tips and practical advice, fashion editor Paula Reed proves that you don't have to have a big budget, a whole new wardrobe, or the latest fad to look great.

Transform your life with these expert lessons

  • When to spend: what is worth a budget blowout and what can be a cheap buy.
  • How to find the fabulous in every figure: dress thin, tall, and timeless . . . promise!
  • Secrets of the successful shopper: how to know if it's eek! or chic!
  • The essential proportions of the perfect pants, the jacket you'll love forever, and dresses to die for.
  • And much more—on coats, suits, shirts, shoes, bags, and essential accessories. Here you'll find everything else you need to release your individual style.

Each chapter focuses on a particular element of fashion—coats, dresses, suits, bags, jewelry—making it easy to navigate the world of fashion. From eveningwear to work wear, weekends to big nights out, from the boardroom to the home office, Reed covers it all with warmth, wit, and intelligence. With a little basic skill, deftly applied, you can have confidence in knowing that what you put on looks great and serves you well. Whatever your age, whether you have a big budget or are flat broke, Style Clinic will help make fashion work for you.

  

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Review: Style Clinic: How to Look Fabulous All the Time, at Any Age, for Any Occasion

User Review  - Mary Keck - Goodreads

Jewelry: The French believe a woman's life story lies in her jewelry box. Every milestone, heartbreak, triumph, and great love, every sentimental and silly moment is represented there. Some pointers ... Read full review

Review: Style Clinic: How to Look Fabulous All the Time, at Any Age, for Any Occasion

User Review  - Kellijonee - Goodreads

I read this book originally for advice on style and I will say that some of the information was good, but overall I wasn't too impressed with it. I am a fashion lover and most of the information was ... Read full review

Contents

ÊU
12
The Classics
37
Know What Is Fabulous for
57
The New Rules
85
ÊU
111
The Perfect Coat Capsule Wardrobe
128
A Perfect Coat for Every Occasion
137
Suit Strategy for Every Situation
153
Tricky Trouser Shapes
164
The Little Black Dress
193
How to Choose the Best Skirt for Your Figure
212
The Last Word
257
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About the author (2009)

Paula Reed is the style director at Grazia, the UK's highly influential glossy fashion weekly. She is a regular on Project Catwalk in the UK and is cohost on Twiggy's Frock Exchange with the original supermodel. She is a former columnist for InStyle in the United States and has held the position of fashion or style director for several fashion magazines and British newspapers for the past twelve years, including the Sunday Times, InStyle UK, Harpers & Queen, and Condé Nast Traveler. Her writing has appeared in the Times (London), The Financial Times, Elle, and Town & Country. She lives in London with her family.

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