How Friends & Strangers Shaped My Style, by Andrea Linett.
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!