Overview

So you probably won't be attending your own movie premiere or collecting a Grammy Award this year. That doesn't mean you can't look like you're ready for the red carpet and fawning paparazzi. In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, and Mariah Carey -- reveals the industry secrets that can help...
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Effortless Style

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Overview

So you probably won't be attending your own movie premiere or collecting a Grammy Award this year. That doesn't mean you can't look like you're ready for the red carpet and fawning paparazzi. In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, and Mariah Carey -- reveals the industry secrets that can help anyone exude genuine star power, regardless of body type or budget.

The key to looking and feeling like a celebrity lies in defining your own unique style and adapting it to each situation. The result is a look as natural as a second skin. In clear step-by-step instructions, Ambrose shows how people can improve the way they present themselves to the world, whether it's for a first date or an important meeting, and in turn boost their overall mood and self-confidence. Using examples from her work molding celebrities' images, she teaches women (and their men) how to define and enhance their look, with chapters devoted to topics such as knowing what clothes work for each body type, how to accessorize like a star, the importance of tailoring clothes so that an off-the-rack suit fits like a custom-made Armani, and much more. She offers tricks of the trade -- from choosing the perfect lingerie to handling bad hair days -- and provides a welcome list of wardrobe essentials and perennial fashion don'ts.

With this must-have style guide every woman, whether girl next door or top executive, will be able to unleash her inner VIP -- effortlessly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439114742
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 322,527
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

June Ambrose is a celebrity fashion stylist/designer. She has appeared on national shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Extreme Makeover, and on VH1 and MTV. June also owns the full-service styling firm Modé Squad, Inc., has created high couture dresses, and will soon bring her own couture style to a contemporary line of apparel to be called "Effortless Style Survival Kit by June Ambrose." She lives in New York City.
Richard Buskin is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana to The Beatles and Sheryl Crow. His articles have appeared in newspapers such as the New York Post, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Observer, and the Independent, and he also writes features and reviews for magazines around the world. A native of London, England, he lives in Chicago.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    Too wordy, not enough good advice

    I found this very hard to follow. It's way too wordy. There are some good pieces of advice, but they're buried among all the words. A better title would be 'How to wear whatever you want however you want.'

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    WE Should All Be Sooo Lucky

    This Book Is The Absolute Best. As A Person Who Loves Fashion and Style, It is Soo Refreshing To Find A Person Who Knows Clearly What they are Talking About.

    Some of the Best Informative Quotes from the Author Show You That She herself has mastered many Styles. She takes you thru the what works BEST FOR YOU and not WHATS SOO IN Season!!!

    It its a Wonderful Ride thru the in and outs of Fashion and Stlye. It Is Clearly A Haute Style BIBLE!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2007

    Must have

    I have followed June's career for about 5 years now and I know from reading online she has styled over 100 music videos. Once I heard about the book i just had to purchase it. This book is a must read for any woman who is looking to improve their image. This book contains tons of advice that is useful to any woman.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2007

    too much words not enough style

    disappointing for someone who has so much style, she should have wrote it herself not with anyone

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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