Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: I Want to be Her

How Friends & Strangers Shaped My Style, by Andrea Linett.
 
I Want to Be Her: How Friends and Strangers Helped My Style
 
Here's the blurb from Bas Bleu:
 
Who of us hasn't noticed a particularly chic and confident woman and wondered what it would be like to walk in her shoes? This unconventional little book charts the development of fashion stylist/writer/ director Andrea Linett's personal style via the women whose looks she admired from her childhood to the present. From her mom, a powerful career woman with an Annie Hall–like aesthetic, to a scantily clad older woman she saw on a beach, Linett relates the fashion ideas and tips--as well as life lessons--she's amassed over the years from friends and family, strangers and celebrities. Anne Johnston Albert's winsome illustrations add to the charm of it all. Trend-watchers as well as those whose style could use a reboot will treasure this lighthearted and inspirational fashion memoir.
 
What I notice first about this book is that the author and I must be close to the same age as she references looks that I tried, too.  Sadly, most of my looks have been complete failures!  While I certainly do not consider myself a trendsetter or fashionista of any sort, this was such a fun little book.  The drawings are quite extraordinary.  I enjoyed this journey through the author's closet from child to adult.  It is a quick, playful read.

If I were to write a similar book, I would have to include Patty's blog, Not Dead Yet Style, and the many inspiring looks from her link party, Visible Monday!
 
;-)  -Marci
 
 

5 comments:

  1. It sounds like a fun book and subject that many women can relate to. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Interesting sounding book. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Definitely putting that on my to look at and read list! Thanks for the tip!
    I'm one of Patti's Visibles.

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  4. Thanks for the recommendation - I love style books. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, too!

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  5. Yes, this one is on my Kindle wish list. So many books, so little time (and money!) Soon. Very soon.

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