Resources for looking fab

  1. Hey ladies, I love reading, and all things fashion, and I thought I would tell you some great resources out there for fashion, style (getting, maintaining, figuring out), and of course makeup. Here are some of my favs! Please let me know yours. Also let me know if any of these are helpful!

    [​IMG] Absolutely, Love, Love Love this book. Great illustrations, and tip for those who may not totally understand how to dress their shape.
    The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look by Kendall Farr
    [​IMG]I adored this book, a LOT of information, great visuals
    The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece by Andrea Linett


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    I love all instyle. Waiting for my order to arrive

    In Style: Instant Style (Your Season-By-Season Guide for Work and Weekend)
    [​IMG]Love this book too.
    Secrets of Style: InStyle's Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day by The Editors of InStyle
    [​IMG] Written by a sista....great ideas on how to shop your style, shape on a budget.
    How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less by Kathryn Finney

    Very French...
    A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux


    I love Stacey and Clinton! Visuals of clothing on REAL people.Dress Your Best: The Complete Guide to Finding the Style That's Right for Your Body by Clinton Kelly



    Makeup:

    I Love, Love, Love Bobbi Brown's tips and books. I highly recommend: for the more subtle approach, and also
    . [​IMG]Bobbi Brown Beauty by Bobbi Brown


    Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution: A Guide to a Lifetime of Beauty by Bobbi Brown


    [​IMG]Makeup Makeovers: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations by Robert Jonesyou guys will love this book. Step by step application for those who needs guidance and need to conceal things.

    And last but not least for the Asian Beauties:
    [​IMG]Asian Faces: The Essential Beauty and Makeup Guide for Asian Women by Taylor Chang-Babaian and Yoko Ono

    Also books by the late great Kevin Aucoin
    Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin
     
  2. Wow. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together!
     
  3. As an interior designer, my job requires me to research latest trends as well... I am not a fashion designer but use this link as part of my research.

    Trendsetter

    Great for trend forecasting.
     


  4. I have the lucky book, I love it! It's a few years old now, but still fits in perfectly with today's styles.
     
  5. Thanks everyone for contributing...I will have to check out that Trendsetter site...
     
  6. Thanks Ladybug! I have 'The Pocket Stylist' and 'A Guide to Elegance', they are great books - unfortunately I don't take the time to follow their advice!
     
  7. great idea! i will think if i can come up with anything, i mostly just browse consignment shops.
     
  8. I have all the books you mentioned. I find myself flipping through the Lucky and the Pocket Stylists books the most.

    Have you read Tim Gunn's book called A Guide to Qulaity Taste and Style. Not a lot of new information (similar in message to the Pocket Stylist) but a well written read:
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    Another fun read are the Color Me Beutiful books. They had a website with a lot of good articles too but my link isn't working.

    Here's a few more fun sites:
    http://daily.stylebakery.com/ask_alison_at_stylebakery/
    boards.luckymag.com
    http://ftp2.dns-systems.net/~sams/LSF/new_map.html
    http://www.stylephyle.com/experts/shoes.html


    This is a fun men's resource:
    http://askandyaboutclothes.com/