December 3, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Review: The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men





From Joanie's Marilyn Monroe-esque pencil skirts to Betty's classic Grace Kelly cupcake dresses, the clothes worn by the characters of the phenomenal Mad Men have captivated fans everywhere. Now, women are trading in their khakis for couture and their pumas for pumps. Finally, it's hip to dress well again. Emmy-Award winning costume designer Janie Bryant offers readers a peek into the dressing room of Mad Men, revealing the design process behind the various characters' looks and showing every woman how to find her own leading lady style--whether it's vintage, modern, or bohemian.

Bryant's book will peek into the dressing room of Mad Men and reveal the design process behind the various characters' looks. But it will also help women learn how fashion can help convey their personality. She will help them cultivate their style, including all the details that make a big difference.

Bryant offers advice to ensure that a woman's clothes convey her personality. She covers everything from where to find incredible vintage clothing and accessories to how to pair those authentic pieces with modern shoes and jeans. Readers will learn how to find their perfect bra size, use color to convey a mood, and invest in the ten essentials every woman should own. And just so the ladies don't leave their men behind, there's even a section on making them look a little more Don Draper-dashing.

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The Fashion File is filled with beautifully designed clothes and amazing tips.  What I liked most was the part about finding the perfect bra size, because so many women wear the wrong size.  Another great piece shows you the ten different items every woman should have in her closet, which was interesting.  This would make the perfect gift for the diva in your life.

Grand Central Publishing
November 4, 2010
192 pages
$26.99 US


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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1 comment:

Andi Andersen said...

Madmen has really made an impact on design, hasn't it? I've seen many trendy young men and women with the "madmen" look lately.

Andi Andersen, DogLover
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