Forever Cool: How to Achieve Ageless, Youthful, and Modern Personal Style [NOOK Book]

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Each year, 75 million baby boomers spend $100 billion on clothes—but you’d never know it to look at them. Alarmed by the fashion faux pas of her fellow fifty-plus peers, style consultant Sherrie Mathieson set out to help them update their personal style yet remain age-appropriate. While her theory is to skip formulas and mix it up, she counsels her boomer brethren to avoid trying too hard (Ladies, what’s worn in Vegas, stays in Vegas; guys, ...
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Forever Cool: How to Achieve Ageless, Youthful, and Modern Personal Style

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Overview

Each year, 75 million baby boomers spend $100 billion on clothes—but you’d never know it to look at them. Alarmed by the fashion faux pas of her fellow fifty-plus peers, style consultant Sherrie Mathieson set out to help them update their personal style yet remain age-appropriate. While her theory is to skip formulas and mix it up, she counsels her boomer brethren to avoid trying too hard (Ladies, what’s worn in Vegas, stays in Vegas; guys, flowered shirts are so Beach Boys).

She presents stylish, contemporary twists to classic looks (a simple, sleekly cut black suit is punched up with stacked silver jewelry; a graphic skirt adds panache to a solid-color sweater set; a pair of men’s khakis is driven out of dullsville with a black linen shirt).

Each page pictures an unfortunate “never cool” ensemble and beside it a “forever cool” rendition. Whether her stuck-in-a-fashion-rut real-life people are sporting sad accessories, underage looks, problem prints, or predictable pieces, Mathieson takes on all of them with kindhearted candor and breathes new life into their attire.

From work attire to special-occasion outfits for evening, the beach, the gym—even the ski slopes!—Sherrie Mathieson has fresh-looking fashion fixes for any boomer who is ready to ramp up his or her clothes savvy.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307485021
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 2/25/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 487,016
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

SHERRIE MATHIESON is an award-winning costume designer and style consultant whose work has included Hollywood films, TV shows, and commercials for Fortune 500 corporations.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2006

    Everyone Wants to be Cool

    Ms Mathieson has forever changed the way I dress in my Cool years. What a difference it has made when following her guidelines. I can still be stylish while dressing age appropriate. And she uses real people and sizes and shapes so everyone can identify. Not just size 2 models. Love the book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2006

    This book aids in looking 'forever FABULOUS'

    Sherrie Mathieson shows graphically the simple steps to ageless style for both men and women of all shapes and sizes. Following her suggestions, I've gotten together a closet of options that allow me go anywhere looking 'cool.' Wish this book had been available long ago and I wouldn't be throwing out so many garment and accessory mistakes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    A book that will never go 'out of style'

    Wow! I've been involved in fashion consulting for professionals for over 17 years and and have finally found THE 'how to' book that combines the cutting edge in stylistic direction with timeless advice. I will be giving each of my current and future clients a copy of Miss Mathieson's book to give them the best written foundation for personal fashion that I have seen.

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