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Cheap Chic: Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look Paperback – 15 Sep 2015

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (15 Sept. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1101903422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101903421
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 1.7 x 27.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 425,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

CAROL TROY is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler and Vanity Fair. She lives in Napa Valley. CATERINE MILINAIRE is a journalist and photographer who has been an editor at Vogue; worked with Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Diana Vreeland, and Francesco Scavullo; and was at New York Magazine and Interview at their starts. She lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Great to see this book back in print. Not just a style bible, it's well written and funny. I now can't remember if this book created my style, or if Milinaire was describing what we were already doing. The late 60s were a boom, anyone with a pulse could get a job, we could dress like extras from Lord of the Rings - and then the 70s hit. Recession, low pay, fear of losing the job. She's right, suddenly clothes were all badly made out of synthetic material. I had an extra problem - being a non-standard size when shops only went up to size 14 (UK). We shopped at Laurence Corner for well-made, cotton ex-army clothes. Suddenly we had to look conventional, so we bought classics from workwear shops or school uniform lines. And if you're visiting Italy, can I recommend the flowery cotton overalls older ladies wear to do the housework? They make great summer dresses or nightdresses. Yes, I went to parties wearing a 30s bed jacket - never did me any favours. But though she recommends customising clothes or getting them altered by a tailor, she forgets to mention making your own with a sewing machine, knitting needles or crochet hook! I remember making basic dresses and skirts out of tubular knitted material, too. Always wear a touch of real gold - time for a revival?
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The layout of this book has totally put me off reading it....it is old and unpleasant, somewhat like reading an old newspaper where you get covered in ink.....can't comment on the subject matter as it is going in the bin.
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Fashion and a great book about NYC in the 70s 20 Sept. 2015
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My favorite book. I wrote a blog about my love for this book several years ago and mentioned how I wish they would re-issue it. It has been OOP since the late 70s. Anyone who loves fashion needs to own this fantastic book. Also this book is a great time capsule about living in NYC as an artist in the 70s.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ..a look back in time.... 27 Oct. 2015
By stephanie - Published on Amazon.com
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got the original in 1975 when it came out and remembered it very well...glad I got it for nostalgic reasons; it just doesn't seem so revolutionaly, but as we in the work force were all wearing Jonathan Logan navy blue suits and bow-tie blouses, I'm sure it was...made me feel very old.....
5.0 out of 5 stars I had this book as a reference in the 70's and it was always my favorite. I lost it in my world travels so ... 1 Sept. 2016
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Being in the fashion industry my whole life, I had this book as a reference in the 70's and it was always my favorite. I lost it in my world travels so you can imagine how excited I was to find this new edition! All the same lovely pictures bring back so many memories. I was tickled to read the intro by fashion icon, Tim Gunn.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 April 2017
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Good book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Product of the 70s Zeitgeist; there are Better Guides if You Are Not Looking For an Historical Reference 25 Oct. 2015
By Jennifer Calderone - Published on Amazon.com
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Like all style guides, "Cheap Chic" is a product of its time and place. If you are interested in what the bohemians of New York City were wearing in the 70s, "Cheap Chic" is an excellent historical text. You will be able to witness, without irony, the advent of the puffer jacket, the ascendancy of the thrift shop, and the preppy, "crocodile" shirt presented as aspirational style, rather than a normcore staple. Again, without irony, shoulder pads and elevator shoes are recommended for men who are smaller and more baby-faced than they would like to be. Western wear for non-westerners and "ethnic" clothing on white people are considered classics, rather than costumes or cultural appropriations. On the subject of appropriation, there are even some cringe-worthy suggestions, such as watching "Soul Train" when you run out of story ideas, and one (white) man's professed preference for black ladies' bottoms; the spirit of the times as it was expressed in individualism and sexuality in the 70s is definitely a theme of the book.

On the other hand, if you are a savvy student of fashion and clothing, you will be able to read between the lines, discard the prejudices and assumptions of another era, and pull out of it all a sense of what it means to dress well in a casual, wash and wear world. This book represents a transition between the style of Betty Draper and the athleisure trend. Forty years ago, this book was probably revolutionary. Now, it is how we dress.

If you are not sophisticated about clothes, are looking to economize, and are looking for a guide, this is not the book to buy. Instead, I suggest Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet's adorable "Parisian Chic," available right here on Amazon. Published five years ago, it itself is getting a little rusty, but it prescribes a small wardrobe of useful basics to get you through any situation. It also doubles as a travel guide to Paris.
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