The illustrations and the quotes make it a fun book. Start by marking “The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own” as Want to Read: Error rating book.
I highly recommend this book. As an example, I would never be able to pull off wearing cowboy boots and would be uncomfortable in them. So a stylist actually suggested I bought this book to have it on hand for building essential wardrobe. There are things on her list that may look great on others but are impractical and not my style. and really great tips about styling and buying vintage. Refresh and try again. Read the book and make up your own mind. and what looks good on one, is going to look like crap on another. Start dressing like one.
The author said in the book that one should have their own style and not copy her list of 100 without regard to who you are. Waste of money. It helps you examine your wardrobe and figure out which classic pieces you already own and where you should spend your money in the future. Garcia allows mixing in a trend here or there for fun, but basically insists that the truly stylish don't follow disposable fashion.
I have nearly no shoes. I enjoyed the book immensely - especially Ruben Toledo's illusrations.
This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The idea behind this book is that it features the 100 items the renown Project Runway fashion judge reaches for again and again. Occurred to me... the position on pajamas is kind of quaint now. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2014. Also, doesn't seem to need a body type to work. Garcia is not guilty of being shortsighted, she just wrote of what she felt at the time. The "Musts" are too much! Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2020.
(Hence reading this book on the recommendation of my more classically stylish sibling.)
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The book gave me some things to think about and had the un intended effect of putting what is important in life into perspective.
I found this entertaining and informative. Lots of statements of the stunningly obvious.
Garcia allows mixing in a trend here or there for fun, but basically insists that the truly stylish don't follow disposable fashion. I already made my list of things to buy!!
leather pants?) Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2014. To see what your friends thought of this book.
Like... it's good to have a trench coat. If you're looking for a book to guide you as you select some timeless, classic pieces for your wardrobe, this is it. My preferred sleeve is 3/4 length worn with a great cuff or a pile of bangles. She took it a step further and writes about the history of many items (how the totally unaffordable Birkin bag came to be). I would recommend this book to all fashionistas and anyone looking to build the best wardrobe, not for the brands, but the pieces that work best interchangeably and quality details to look for.
A handy guide to the 100 pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe (or handbag). For every item, the author includes a history background of it, names of the brands who carry the best examples and where you could apply on that item in the most sophisticated and appropriate way. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. ... 10 Things Every Woman Must Own. With illustrations from world-renowned fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, The One Hundred contains the 100 items that Nina believes will never go out of style and that have become absolutely indispensable for any woman attaining her own eternal fashion look. I think this is good for kids who do not know what looks good on them and what is not. I like Nina Garcia's books as it is quite concise and gives a clear and neat guideline. Fun and helpful. The 100 items include things that any magazine devotee will have seen cited over and over again so there's no new information here but it's fun. The full color illustrations are the perfect accessory to the writing. Stiletto mary janes and diamond studs, my foot!
The way she writes about them makes me want to go shopping everytime. She goes into detail about what to buy and where to buy things. ... every woman took this advice we would all look like clones of each other, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2017, If every woman took this advice we would all look like clones of each other . Unable to add item to List. She also recommends her favorite designers of particular items. I don't see where both items are making women 'stylish' (but I won't start a discussion about that now because everyone knows I'm an crackberrian and thus very biased). Con su ojo experto para la moda, Nina García es conocida como la acertada y extraordinaria jueza de la moda en el exitoso programa Project Runway. The layout and design of this book is also adorable - the illustrations are spot on and help to make the book seem like the classic tome it clearly wants to be.
Anyways, Garcia gathered not only essential clothing items and how to wear them, but also very interesting background facts about most of them. I could own a couple Investment Bags, have some Quality Champagne on ice, or have Pucci/Missoni/Stillettos cluttering my closet but I chose not to. Would NOT recommend buying it -- unless you're actually serious about following through with her suggestions; a library rental is perfect since it takes about an hour to peruse, which is about as deep as I needed to go with it. It was fun to think about. I don't have 100 must haves, and I really don't think someone outside the fashion world would. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published For those not born with style confidence (ahem....me) this is a really helpful book. I also liked her recommendations - luxury products as threshold.