Fearless Fashion

Fearless Fashion

by Alison Bell, Jerome Mireault
     
 
Fashion is more than the right pair of jeans or a cool micro-mini; it is a potent vehicle of self-expression. It is everywhere around us, yet as elusive as the perfect shade of lip-gloss. So what is style? Where does it come from? And which one suits you best? While deconstructing seven of today's hottest looks, Fearless Fashion gives you juicy tidbits of fashion

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Fashion is more than the right pair of jeans or a cool micro-mini; it is a potent vehicle of self-expression. It is everywhere around us, yet as elusive as the perfect shade of lip-gloss. So what is style? Where does it come from? And which one suits you best? While deconstructing seven of today's hottest looks, Fearless Fashion gives you juicy tidbits of fashion history, shows you trendy celebrities and the styles they embrace, and offers creative ways to personalize any look. Includes fun quizzes interesting facts about fashion, and photos of today's hottest stars.
This is the thinking girl's guide to style! Author Alison Bell has tons of fashion credibility from working at TEEN and Sassy, and from living in L.A., one of the world's most stylish cities! This book doesn't just present the trends; the author shows readers how to express themselves through fashion. Fearless Fashion is the perfect gift for any girl trying to find her inner style. Great for parents to buy for their daughters, or friends to give to each other! This is the first book in the new series, "What's Your Style?"

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"The world of fashion and image are explored in this wonderful book aimed at teenage girls....In each of these chapters Bell creates an atmosphere of celebrating individuality and honouring personal choice....Serious topics such ad eating disorders, skin problems and protection, and building self-esteem are also explored with sensitivity in easy to understand and audience appropriate language. This book ends with a brief conclusion prompting young people to know themselves and their interests, and not be unduly influenced by friends and/or the mass media....[with a] positive message of self-concept, and self-discovery...This is a great book..."
February 2005
Publishers Weekly
Fashion StatementsFor the inner clothes horse in every gal, Alison Bell offers Fearless Fashion, illus. by Jerome Mireault, the debut book in the What's Your Style? series from Lobster Press. Beginning with a Cosmo-style quiz, this perfect-bound book, with handy flaps as pageholders, encourages aspiring fashionistas to take their score and determine whether they are "Gotta Be Me Girl" or "Sporty Babe" (among others). "Fashion 101" offers a quick history of dressing through the ages, followed by ideas to adapt looks from "preppy" to "punk," to make them uniquely one's own. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-Bell devotes a separate chapter to each of seven teen fashion trends: "Preppy Chic," "Punk Rock," "Goth Glamour," "Hipster Cool," "Skater Style," "Boho Grace," "Fly-girl Flair." She discusses what makes each one unique, cites celebrities who embody the look, and gives suggestions for achieving it. Opening chapters ask readers to think about their personal style and give a brief history of some fashions over the centuries. The last chapter has tips on looking one's best. The conclusion urges teens to experiment and to keep in mind that style develops over time, and that "The best fashion trend is to be true to yourself." Color photos of celebrities and plentiful, mod illustrations enhance the text. Girls will enjoy thumbing through this book as their first step into the world of fashion.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894222860
Publisher:
Lobster Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
What's Your Style? Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

"In addition to creating the Zibby Payne series, Alison Bell is also the author of Let's Party! and Fearless Fashion from the ""What's Your Style?"" series. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as TEEN, Sassy, YM, Parenting, and Woman's World. She lives in South Pasadena, California."

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