Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style [NOOK Book]

Overview

There seems to be no one more qualified or equipped to ponder or even, dare I say, dictate 'quality, taste, and style' than Tim." -Sarah Jessica Parker, actor/producer

Television has introduced the world to a new fashion authority: Tim Gunn. As Bravo's style mentor and Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim delivers advice in a ...
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Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

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Overview

There seems to be no one more qualified or equipped to ponder or even, dare I say, dictate 'quality, taste, and style' than Tim." -Sarah Jessica Parker, actor/producer

Television has introduced the world to a new fashion authority: Tim Gunn. As Bravo's style mentor and Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim delivers advice in a frank, witty, and authoritative manner that delights audiences.

Now readers can benefit from Tim's considerable fashion wisdom in Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style. He discusses every aspect of creating and maintaining your personal style: how to dress for various occasions, how to shop (from designer to chain to vintage stores), how to pick a fashion mentor, how to improve your posture, find the perfect fit, and more. He'll challenge every reader-whether a seasoned fashionista or a style neophyte-to "make it work!"
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Style has been defined as an expression of individualism mixed with charisma; the perfection of a point of view; and a possession beyond any price. However we think of it, style is sought by us all. Every week on Project Runway, Parson fashion design chair Tim Gunn offers the show's millions of viewers valuable insights into this elusive subject. In his first book, he covers a wealth of topics, many of which are not discussed on the show. He explains, for instance, how to dress for everyday occasions; how to shop rich or poor; how to buy clothes for a man; and how to be your own best fashion designer. Remember: Fashion fades, style is eternal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613120378
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 99,635
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is one of the stars of the hit Bravo show in which aspiring fashion

designers compete for a runway debut at New York's Fashion Week. He is also

the Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Parsons The New School for

Design. He lives in New York City.

Kate Moloney is the Assistant Chair of fashion design at Parsons, The New School for Design. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    The best wardrobe consulting book out there!

    Don't open this book expecting 'before' and 'after' photos or expecting body shape descriptions. Instead, this book is like spending a few days in the very good company of Mr. Tim Gunn. Having met Tim on several occasions, I can tell you Project Runway fans that he is every bit as kind and generous with his time in person. An utterly delightful, humble man who seems honestly surprised at his new celebrity status. But back to the book - with Tim's distinctive voice, it takes you through the elements of style, as opposed to fashion or trends. 'Quality, taste and style' will become your mantra whether you're shopping for a raincoat, theater tickets, wedding china, or a paint color for your living room! Yes, there is advice you've heard before - buy the best quality you can afford, keep it simple, have your clothes tailored - but there is also plenty of new things to ponder. I loved his advise of, once determining which clothes you really love, that you wear them for the next week. You quickly discover whether you are buying clothes that are appropriate for your current lifestyle. Frankly, who could ask for fresher eyes to look over your wardrobe that the inimitably elegant Mr. Tim Gunn?

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2009

    Tim Gunn Has Fashion Tips EVERYONE Should Know!

    This book offers great advice on dressing for everyone. It is a wonderful guide for building a wardrobe and using what you already own to your best advantage. I am so glad I purchased this book. I use it frequently when planning on making additional wardrobe purchases.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2009

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    Excellent!

    Every young lady should have some of the knowledge contained in this book. It might even help some teenagers to stand up straight- "Shoulders away from the ears". It is also great to help an individualistic teenager to have confidence that she doesn't have to wear it just because everyone else is!
    I am older (old), but Tim Gunn has such style and kindheartedness. This book brings out the best in a person to be an individual not one of a group. He puts it simply, quietly and with style. Everyone can be chic, but everyone is chic in the same clothes.

    Mr. Gunn you did it for me and it is a wonderful keep for reference and future referral book

    Thanks.
    Carol

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2009

    A Light Insightful Read from a real Fashion Guru

    " A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style" was an enjoyable and insightful read. The Project Runway mentor imparts his fashion wisdom in his completely unassuming dignified Tim Gunn-esque way. Have your dictionary handy too... Tim's as intelligent as they come and has some great big vocabulary words to prove it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

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    Considerably disappointing

    Tim Gunn seems to understand how self-esteem and fashion correlates and as such his charm and ability to motivate people have always distinguished him from other shallow fashion icons. In his book, however, he comes across as quite snobbish, often using too much fashion jargon and losing the reader in somewhat stream of consciousness paragraphs. Another thing that could have been done better was to make his book more visual. Quite a number of people need to be pre-schooled in the arts of fashion (myself included)therefore photos of "before" and "after" or even "this is how you do it" ones would have proven to be priceless and much appreciated. Admittedly Tim does try to get across that common theme that one must love oneself before one can show it on the outside and that is definitely worthy of some praise.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Great fabulous book

    Tim Gunn is a professionalist, so you can not get any better advise almost. He inspires so many people, and helps his designers on project runway. You should definitly read it if you want to redesign your wardrobe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Deven

    Yawn...So boring.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Loved it.!

    Tim inspired me to revamp my wardrobe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    TheBajanCanadian

    I prefer Minecraft.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Repost

    Kiss ur hand 3 times repost this in three diff. Locations look under ur pillow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Timm Gunn is my fashion mentor

    OMG i love tim gunn and i love project runway

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Go to cosmopolitan

    And read it and subsribe. Its all cool. The marie clare and stuff are too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    He

    Tim Gunn was/is on Project Runway!!
    P.S.love that show!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    I Like Tim Gunn and l OVE TIM

    I Liked him on a tv show called Project Runway that was a great show every tim when the people had gone home or had a next project to do Tim was there to give each person advise or to give them their models Tim GUNN IS REALLY AMAZING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Good advice!

    Love being able to hear Tim in my head as I'm reading! Great advice and inspiring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Won't you be my neighbor?

    I really want Tim Gunn to move in next door. I'll pick up your mail when you're out of town if you will periodically stop by and help me put together outfits. Is it a deal, Tim? Enjoyed this book and even learned a few new vocabulary words (Bildungsroman).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    helpful book

    I found this book really helpful while trying to come up with an outfit for work and trying to find new clothes to wear. You should buy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Sooooo...

    So is that a yes on the 12 year old thing?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Witty, charming, informative

    What's in style? What will look good on you? Tim will tell you in a funny, charming, nonjudgemental way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Love it!

    Tim Gunn is witty and this book is helpful, easy to understand, and fun to read.

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