You’ve seen her on Project Runway‘s panel of judges alongside supermodel Heidi Klum and designer Michael Kors. Nina Garcia, Fashion Director of Elle magazine for the past 8 years, shares her Little Black Book of Fashion secrets. ArtZine takes a peek at her book that’s made it on Borders Singapore’s ‘Must Have Must Read’ list.
The Little Black Book of Style
“Every time you dress, you assert your identity. With style, you tell the world your story. Learn how and when to wear an outfit and find inspiration on how to achieve your own signature look. The Little Black Book of Style helps you to explore your own fashion voice. From cultivating good taste to guarding against definite fashion faux pas, Nina Garcia offers readers the ultimate guide to follow when it comes to dressing their best.”
Garcia’s book has recently been translated into Spanish! It also has received good reviews so far and was noted as one of the best fashion books.
What others say about The Little Black Book of Style:
B. L. Rogers says, “This book is quite a fun and informative read. Nina Garcia keeps her voice light throughout, with a few funny moments that genuinely surprised me. Though I am a huge fan of the ‘Project Runway’ judge, I had honestly expected her book to be dry and even condescending — this is the infamous Nina Garcia, after all.
But I was quite surprised. Especially around my first laugh-at-loud moment, when she discusses the importance of buying shoes that actually fit your feet and not just your budget:
“Toes spilling out of a pair of strappy, sexy sandals is a very painful sight. I do not wince out of sympathy for your feet. I side with the shoes.”
She also has an entire chapter of quick question and answer sessions from fashion professionals such as John Galliano, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, etc. The only issue I had with the book was that it was too short. I wanted to read more of her own experiences with style and fashion. While I did like the inclusion of so many lists, her voice was lost sometimes among all of the bullet points.”
J. Foster shares that the book”is a great straight forward read for beginners and fashion experts alike. The book is very clean, organized, straight to the point and not at all wordy. Garcia talks about everything from basic wardrobe staples (and different ways to wear them) to inspirations in music, art and the movies. It is also a small book so it’s easy to travel with as well.”
Psst! Here‘s where you can get an exclusive preview of Chapter 1! Happy reading!