The ELLEments of Personal Style: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on How to Dress, Shop, and Live

The ELLEments of Personal Style: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on How to Dress, Shop, and Live

by Joe Zee, Maggie Bullock
     
 

America's hottest fashion magazine blends expert advice with in-depth studies of twenty-five unique style icons, from Diane Von Furstenberg to Dita Von Teese to Alicia Keys, for personal style inspiration.

Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2010, ELLE magazine has a readership of more than five million.

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Overview

America's hottest fashion magazine blends expert advice with in-depth studies of twenty-five unique style icons, from Diane Von Furstenberg to Dita Von Teese to Alicia Keys, for personal style inspiration.

Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2010, ELLE magazine has a readership of more than five million.

In the same teaching through example style that has made ELLE the ultimate fashion resource for scores of loyal fans and the #1 fashion magazine, The ELLEments of Personal Style gives readers exclusive access to today's most glamorous personalities, along with hundreds of practical tips and inspiring photographs. The result is a sumptuous, comprehensive guide for creating an authentic, alluring personal style.

Featuring twenty-five case studies of style icons that represent a wide range of tastes and backgrounds, The ELLEments of Personal Style brims with behind-the-scenes interviews, along with commentary on why each icon's wardrobe works. Describing a red cocktail dress that always makes her feel flawless or the jacket bought on a special trip to Paris, each woman provides a personal collage of memorable objets d'art that serve as an inspiration list. Some of the women who gave ELLE unprecedented access to their homes, closets, and inspirations include: Fergie, Estelle, Padma Lakshmi, Candace Bushnell, Christina Hendricks, Tracee Ellis Ross, and others.

Editorial Reviews

With a readership of nearly six million, ELLE commands style watchers' respect. Each month, readers plunder its pages for expert tips and advice about personalizing their own look. This sumptuous hardcover uses an imaginative approach to answer that most intimate dilemma. Instead of merely focusing on individual elements, this lavishly illustrated guide spotlights individuals, twenty-five icons who each have created their own distinctive style. The list of case study subjects is, to say the least, various: The line-up includes Diane von Fustenberg, Dita Von Teese, Alicia Keys, Charlotte Rampling, Padma Lakshmi, Fergie, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Fatima Robinson, and Milla Jovovich. With more than 350 color photographs and behind-the-scenes interviews, this attractive hardcover combines the best features of a conversation piece and a guide to personal style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592405671
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

One of the world's top stylists, ELLE creative director Joe Zee has worked with many of today's leading fashion photographers, including Annie Leibovitz and Bruce Weber, and is the talent behind numerous advertising campaigns for designers and brands such as DKNY and Kenneth Cole. In addition, he writes the magazine's "Style A to ZEE" column. He is based in New York.

ELLE Deputy Editor Maggie Bullock is a well-known fashion, beauty, and celebrity journalist. She has interviewed dozens of stars and designers for ELLE, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Justin Timberlake, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga's Nicolas Ghesquiere. She has also written for Vogue, ELLE UK, Harpers & Queen, Wallpaper and the Times of London. Maggie is based in NYC.

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