The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece (英語) タートルバック – 2003/11/6
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What to wear, how to buy, where and when to spend: These are the topics covered each month by the exceedingly plugged-in staff of Lucky, whose circulation rocketed from 500,000 to 800,000 in just two short years. For Lucky's devoted fans, and anyone devoted to dressing better and shopping smarter, The Lucky Shopping Manual will be the über-find. Finally, there is a book that does away with the inconsequential information in previous fashion books and presents only the most useful tips and imperative information for how to dress better for less. Filled with tips that will appeal to shopaholics and disciplined bargain hunters alike, this enticing guide is packed with over 1,000 full-color photos and illustrations, with a ribbon marker and flexi-cover so women can take it shopping with them.
With great advice on every uniquely designed page, The Lucky Shopping Manual includes features such as:
*Building a wardrobe you love, with cross-referenced sections on everything from skirts, tops, dresses, pants, and suits, to shoes, bags, belts, and what looks best for your body type
*How to spot great finds at the local flea market or the best boutiques
*What to spend your money on and where you can scrimp
*Cool stores coast-to-coast to check out when you're traveling
*Practical tips for fabric care, shoe maintenance, and stain remedies
Creative Director Andrea Linett served in the fashion departments of Sassy and Harper's Bazaar before joining Lucky as fashion director in 2000. Melcher Media is an award-winning book producer based in New York City.
Lucky Editor-in-Chief Kim France has had an extensive career in publishing, which has includedpositions at New York magazine, Spin, and Sassy. Her articles have appeared in many other national magazines.
There are a handful of useful tips, but there is no guidance on building an actual wardrobe. There are recommendations on what to own, but they jump back between the slightly stingy (only six tops to wear to work) to the extravagant (I don't need multiple cocktail/evening dresses and I don't need multiple coats).
Update: I finished the book, and can highly recommend it as there are thousands of great tips on dressing and cosmetics.