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Big City Look: How to Achieve That Metropolitan Chic--No Matter Where You Live
     

Big City Look: How to Achieve That Metropolitan Chic--No Matter Where You Live

by Vincent Roppatte, Sherry S. Cohen, Diane Sawyer (Foreword by), Alex Cao (Photographer), Akiko Oguro (Illustrator)
 
You've seen her striding down the avenue of any big city--the woman with The Look--the look of elegance and style. Her hair swings; her makeup is natural, but lush; her clothes original, but classic. She's delightful and sophisticated. She's irresistible. She's quintessential big city.

Rarely does a style book come along that is practical, real,

Overview

You've seen her striding down the avenue of any big city--the woman with The Look--the look of elegance and style. Her hair swings; her makeup is natural, but lush; her clothes original, but classic. She's delightful and sophisticated. She's irresistible. She's quintessential big city.

Rarely does a style book come along that is practical, real, and much more than the usual pie-in-the-sky beauty lecture. Big City Look is a celebrity-studded how-to by Vincent Roppatte, Saks Fifth Avenue's master beauty stylist and spokesman for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons. Vincent is a legend in his field, and the most celebrated women in the world are his friends and clients. His book, Big City Look, clearly deconstructs the extraordinary and stylish appeal of urban women in different regions of the country. And you don't actually have to live in a big city to have that confident, put-together look that whispers elegance and grace.

What exactly is it that gives panache to that stunningly chic New York woman--even when she's not a classic beauty?

What secrets does that feminine and gorgeous Atlantan woman keep--the secrets that bestow the southern Big City Look?

How does that radiant Chicagoan manage to look so classy--even when plowing through the legendary snow and wind?

That Dallas delight--how does she dress and wear her hair to give her such seductive and stylish advantage, such captivating attitude?

What's the Washington, D.C., style formula--the one that bestows that insider in-control allure on that important capital woman?

How does that enchanting L.A. woman manage to epitomize the glamorous heart of Hollywood?

While certain clichTs ring true (Dallas sports gorgeous big hair, New York dresses in black, Atlanta loves headbands), there are so many more subtle, regional differences when it comes to great style. Understanding and being able to duplicate these fashion, makeup, and hair secrets results in a smashing, appropriate, and wonderful look. Even if you live in a tiny village and are on a small-town budget, the look of urban style can be yours.

So how does the woman with the Big City Look develop that flair for clothes and makeup, that seductive attitude we universally admire? Vincent knows. And he tells you in Big City Look.

A celebrity-studded book by Saks Fifth Avenue's master stylist deconstructs the extraordinary and stylish appeal of women in six big American cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Atlanta.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060175894
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.91(d)

What People are Saying About This

Katie Ford
"[This] book is like Vincent himself--a melange of wisdom, humor, and most of all, style secrets. He knows what makes heads turn, and he's contributed to the style of many of our models."
Phyllis George
"Vincent is a master at his trade. He makes everyone look and feel fabulous and he pays extraordinary attention to detail. Vincent has great taste and great style. Nobody does it better!"
Liz Smith
"Since he was seventeen years old, I've been observing my friend Vincent as he became an indispensable advisor, makeover artist, confidante, and creator of image to one famous woman after another--and to hundreds of less celebrated clients. Some of his VIPs, like Diane Sawyer, owe me a lot because I introduced them to Vincent. But Vincent introduced me to a new Liz. He made my television career possible by turning me into a blonde. He knows more about women than Warren Beatty and he cares for the final result. He may not know it, but he himself helped to create the New York Big City Look."
Kathie Lee Gifford
"Vincent is a favorite of some of the most glamorous women in New York, and this book will show you why."

Meet the Author

Vincent Roppatte is Saks Fifth Avenue's master style director and the nationwide spokesman for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons. His talents are as legendary as his world-famous clients. He appears regularly on television and in beauty magazines and maintains an international lecture schedule. He lives in Totowa, New Jersey, with his wife and family.

Vincent Roppatte is Saks Fifth Avenue's master style director and the nationwide spokesman for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons. His talents are as legendary as his world-famous clients. He appears regularly on television and in beauty magazines and maintains an international lecture schedule. He lives in Totowa, New Jersey, with his wife and family.

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