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|Title||:||Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
June 18, 2017
Charming book on style!
I loved the playful wisdom and beautiful watercolor images in this delightful book. It is more about principles of style and design than it is about do's and dont's and specific instruction. Read it for inspiration and reminders about the true meaning of style.
August 10, 2017
So it's a pretty book, but so mind-numbingly boring it's now sitting sadly on my endtable. Unfinished. Over halfway done, and I'd rather clip my toenails than finish.
I was looking forward to it when I learned I was being gifted a copy, but in the end it just doesn't deliver what I thought it wou...
July 15, 2017
There are no rules in this book, just beautiful watercolor illustrations and her thoughts about herself, her parents and thoughts about style.
I loved it.
The description on Goodreads says it all:
A gorgeously illustrated guide to "the classics" the essential clothes, accessories, beauty products, a...
July 09, 2017
I loved this! Witty, charming, and true--the illustrations are also A+. On par with Amanda Brooks' work--with a bit more whimsy!
September 03, 2017
Love the simple way she writes! I will come back to this book many times a year.
June 25, 2017
I surprised myself by loving this. And it's not a fashion book. It's about design; the perfect, simple objects in our lives and histories; the evolution of an artist and an artist's life; the creative experience; celebrating the material while rejecting materialism; simpler living, and more. Also...
January 07, 2018
This is more of a personal manifesto, or creative memoir, than a style "guide." If you enjoy learning about the lives of creative people and appreciate winsome illustration, it's worth the time. I was amused to find Quaker meeting guidelines included midway through the book - I think this is a fi...
December 05, 2017
The author does watercolour illustrations for many big (luxury) fashion brands and magazines, and if the book had just been a showcase of these illustrations, without the text, I wouldn't have had a problem with it - they were colourful and pretty. Unfortunately the author tries to, as the title...
March 06, 2018
Nice illustration and interesting way of story-telling. I was so obsessed with the color palette that I could spend a few minutes glancing at one picture before moving on. I love her idea of using high quality products over cheaper & more trendy products. That concept really aligns with my ph...
June 23, 2017
I picked this up at the library after flipping through it and seeing all the watercolor illos. It looks like the author had great fun with this book. She's living a completely different life than mine but I still enjoyed a glimpse into her and the other designers (who she does Q&A with throug...