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Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo [Hardcover]

Simone Werle
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20 Sep 2010
The real movers and shakers in the fashion world aren't sitting in the front rows of runway shows or presenting their collections during fashion week. They are flipping through the racks of vintage stores, plundering their parents' wardrobes, and scouring eBay for shoes. They are also blogging about their ideas and finds on the web - part of a complex network that is a breeding ground for ideas for the fashion industry. Style Diaries features nearly fifty of today's most compelling fashion bloggers in colourful spreads that reveal who they are, what they wear, and how they feel about fashion. Fully illustrated, this book showcases each subject's personal style; and the bloggers' answers to questions such as 'What is the best purchase you ever made?' 'What is something that you would never wear?' 'How do you get dressed in the morning and before a night out?' are as insightful as they are fun to read. Style Diaries offers readers access to a vibrant community of interesting, intelligent people who may very well be the most influential forces behind tomorrow's trends.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Prestel Verlag (20 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791344757
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791344751
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.4 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,019,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A true representation of the diversity of Style, this book is the ultimate reminder that Yves Saint Laurent was right when he said that fashions fade but style is eternal --Al la Mode Appraisal, March 2011

Paying homage to the innovative and influential world of fashion-blogging, this fully illustrated book profiles almost 50 of todays most stylish computer junkies --Grazia, November 2010

Style Diaries documents the new movers and shakers of the industry --Telegraph Magazine, November 2010 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

SIMONE WERLE is a Munich-based journalist who has been following style blogs for years. She is the author of Fashionista: A Century of Style Icons (Prestel). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of ideas 7 Sep 2012
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I absolutely love this book. As soon as I'd read it, I went back to the beginning and looked through it again. It's bursting with style ideas and inspiration from around the world. Yes, it is a photo book, with not much writing, but the questions answered by each blogger speak volumes about their lives and their creativity with clothes, shoes, jewellery, accessories and hairstyles. It sends the positive message that no matter your budget, location or interests, style is accessible to everyone and the only limit is your imagination.

The photos are fabulous in colour and quality. Its lack of words makes it perfect to read when you're tired, just before bed; just flicking through the photos put a smile on my face.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best fashion bloggers book 1 April 2011
By zwitchz
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If you are interested in fashion bloggers this is the best book for you. It's very inspiring to get to know more about these people and may have a big influence on you. I would recommend this book for every fashion lovers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars VERY VISUAL, NOT A BOOK OF WORDS 14 Dec 2011
By J. Nishimitsu - Published on Amazon.com
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As I've said in the title, this book is very visual-- which can be a good thing, if that's what you're looking for. It's packed with photos of fashion bloggers in their signature outfits. And I mean LOTS of photos.

My first reaction when I took it out of the Amazon.com box was, "ummmm...that's it? where's the words" I eventually found them-- in the form of bullet points with facts about each blogger. "I'm still afraid of the dark", "I love homemade paella" etc. etc. That was a little disappointing, I thought there might be a focus on fashion related questions like, "what's your go-to accessory", "where do you find inspiration for your style..." and don't get me wrong there are these types of questions-- you just have to dig around for them amongst the random facts.

I can appreciate the idea of the book though-- it's interesting to take a peek into the lives of stylish people...and I get it, (street) fashion is not about rules and guidelines. I guess it was just far from what I expected it to be so it left more to be desired.

Great for inspiration, though you could just search fashion blogs on the internet and find similar pictures with similar outfits...

It's okay, and I will probably grow to like it more...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ever changing and hard to capture : Personal Style 26 April 2011
By Lazlo - Published on Amazon.com
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Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo a little compendium of peoples choices in expressing their looks. A gift to a fashion lover.
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