Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)

Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)

Tim Gunn

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0810992841

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

There seems to be no one more qualified or equipped to ponder or even, dare I say, dictate 'quality, taste, and style' than Tim." -Sarah Jessica Parker, actor/producer

Television has introduced the world to a new fashion authority: Tim Gunn. As Bravo's style mentor and Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim delivers advice in a frank, witty, and authoritative manner that delights audiences.

Now readers can benefit from Tim's considerable fashion wisdom in Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style. He discusses every aspect of creating and maintaining your personal style: how to dress for various occasions, how to shop (from designer to chain to vintage stores), how to pick a fashion mentor, how to improve your posture, find the perfect fit, and more. He'll challenge every reader-whether a seasoned fashionista or a style neophyte-to "make it work!"

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could burn you. Signature Look This look, like so many, is actually a state of mind. It is entirely correct—the dress fits beautifully—but it does not vie for approbation. This can feel strange to the woman who feels casually dressed unless she is in something revealing. In other words, there are more ways to seduce than by removing most of your clothes before heading out for the evening. French women dress to send the message they intend to send. So, sleep a few nights on that hair, throw on

French word as a noun refers to a child or adolescent. However, it also means “mischievous” or “impish.” We believe you can be mischievous and impish at any size. Ms. Portman manages to look both sophisticated and age-appropriate despite her petite stature. She favors simple shapes in a muted color palette. Her choices almost always fall within the realm of classic, while never being stuffy. Signature Look Ahh, those French, here they are again. The key to this look is simplicity. For warm

display in public should appear next to one’s smile. 3. The Boot, the Pump, the Ballet Flat. Far, far more useful and interesting than an “it” bag, is a beautiful boot. Whether it is a traditional flat equestrian style or something with a dangerous heel, there are few fall and winter looks that don’t work with a boot. A black boot is always useful, but a gorgeous brown pair is less expected. Dark greens can also be subtle and work with autumnal colors. Since strappy heels are now expected

fabulous jackets, sweaters, and button-downs from the boys’ department for years. DEPARTMENT STORES: KNOWING YOUR BUYER The department store no longer has the hold it once did on our shopping lives. Mergers and market changes have done away with some of the greats—Bonwit Teller, you are not forgotten!—and the abundance of other shopping options have changed the field forever. That said, as long as malls need anchors, the department store will exist. Where else can you go when you have

punch is a wise idea, too. CALIFORNIA CASUAL This is a relative of the Florida Casual, Caribbean Casual, and Texas Casual. No doubt someone somewhere is planning a Minnesota Casual party at this very moment. California Casual does not mean wearing a T-shirt at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as Google cofounder Sergey Brin did. But rather this is a way to be polished but comfortable. This could mean a sundress instead of a cocktail dress. Or in the Texan case, cowboy boots

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