My sister is a stylist. Her teen years were a revolving door of trying on different styles and personas as she figured out what she wanted to wear – and some of these phases were shockingly bad, given her current profession! If only she’d had this book…
Learn To Speak Fashion
by Laura deCarufel
ISBN: 978 1 92697 342 5
Starting from the premise that fashion is a means of expression, and can be seen as art meeting clothing, the author goes on to talk about fashion at length. What are people saying with different looks? Where does “fashion” come from? How do you get ideas and how do they boil down into your own style?
She walks through the elements of getting dressed and building a wardrobe, fit, and clothing care to get things started, and then moves onto design and inspiration. For the truly creative, she talks a bit about making your own clothes, as well as what goes into creating a memorable runway show and how fashion photo shoots actually come together. Finally, we get down to business – or the business end of fashion, anyhow – with a section on magazines, blogging, buying and selling, and so on.
It’s a pretty good overview of the world of fashion for a tween or teen who is interested and wants to get a taste of what it’s all about – and the jaunty, stylized illustrations give it a fun feel and a bit of flair. This is a good one for any budding fashionista!