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5.0 out of 5 stars
The most inspirational book on fashion I've read for a long time, 31 Mar 2011
I'm a big fan of Trinny and Susannah, but was somewhat disappointed in their last books, as their style tips became more and more diffused and they seemed to be merely cashing in on their brand with concepts that were not as relevant as they used to be. American socialite Amanda Brooks (who mentions that she is friends with Trinny, by the way ...) has a similar approach in that she uses herself as an example of how style can evolve, including family photographs from her childhood etc. As both her body type and her lifestyle is FAR more glamourous than mine, I would not have expected to be so inspired by her, but she manages to make her advice down-to-earth and useful nonetheless. Her most useful tip is probably to keep an open mind and not be afraid of experimenting, as even the coolest people get it wrong sometimes but have fun while trying. The book is heavily illustrated with photographs of inspiring people plus has a lot of tips on how to create a basic (and not too expensive) wardrobe AND how to supplement your basic wardrobe with more attention-grabbing items. Definately a book I will be looking in for inspiration, even though the author is miles away from my lifestyle and budget.