Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion

Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion

by Nina Garcia, Ruben Toledo
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Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion by Nina Garcia, Ruben Toledo

"We must all listen to Nina Garcia. Sharp and genuine, her advice can make or break an outfit."
-Tim Gunn, Fashion Consultant and Mentor of Project Runway

Believe me-there's pressure when you're deciding what to wear to a meeting with an iconic fashion designer or a member of the press. It can be terrifying. But instead of panicking, I stop, take a deep breath, and remember that I speak "fashion." And by the time you have read this book, you'll be able to speak the language of fashion too, at all the key moments of your life.
-from Nina Garcia's Look Book

Every woman, at one time or another, has contemplated an all-important job interview, first date, formal party, or important presentation and wailed to herself and to her closest girlfriends, "What should I wear" In Nina Garcia's Look Book, style guru Nina Garcia solves this universal quandary with an inspired and unbeatable combination of fashion knowledge and common sense. She shows us the pieces, the accessories, and the strategies to create the looks that will take us from the first day on a job through the day we ask for a raise and beyond, from the first time we meet our boyfriend's parents (or his children) through the day we see our own children walk down the aisle. With Nina by your side, you can't go wrong. You'll have all the tips you will need to navigate every day looking your best.

True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things-it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize what you have.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401396107
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 775,522
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nina Garcia is the fashion director of Marie Claire, a star judge of the hit Lifetime reality series Project Runway, the author of three bestselling books on style, and serves as Target's 2010 Style Expert. Prior to her work with Marie Claire, she worked as Fashion Director at Elle, and prior to that held positions at both Mirabella and Perry Ellis. Garcia is relied upon as a fashion authority and has participated in numerous television interviews, most recently appearing on The View and The Today Show, among others.

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Nina Garcia's Look Book 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the area for what to wear to a job interview there is what's in your bag?, it says in one spot, "If you are interviewing for a receptionist job,don't carry a Louis Vuitton Monogram. Never upstage the boss." For us in the real world, that won't be a problem. This book goes through outfits for work,day to night, life events to dream travel. The illustrations were cute, pictures of real items would have been a better visual. Nina has a lot of style, I'll give her that. If you haven't the sense how to dress for any occasion i.e. a baby shower, a wedding, a funeral you might find some handy tips. I learned two things from this book, one is I didn't wear a proper outfit when I met my future in-laws. Second, I'm not active enough to need to know what to wear to a Art Opening or a Black-tie Wedding. That made me a little sad inside. Hey Mrs.Garcia, next time write a book for fashion, on a realistic budget. (think blue collar workers who want to look amazing in their tiny cubicle.) I think it will be a challenge for all involved.
CasualUnclutterer More than 1 year ago
I believe that some women have a better chance of filling their closets wisely, thus avoiding clutter, by gaining knowledge about how to dress and shop. Nina Garcia’s Look Book is one of the books I would recommend to such a client.  It is a funny, highly personal look at what-to-wear fashion: pants vs. dresses, when to go casual, time-honored tips, tricks and all. Look Book is indeed arranged by occasion, from job interview to New Year’s Eve Party.  The occasions are grouped by themes such as “life events.” But Ms. Garcia, the fashion director of Marie Claire magazine and a judge on Lifetime Television’s Project Runway, goes far beyond fashion.  She offers opinions on everything from how to ask for a raise to surviving meeting your significant other’s parents; honors her charities of choice; and decorates her pages with irreverent, wise, timeless quotes of gifted people ranging from Amelia Earhart to Lauren Bacall. The quotes could be a book in themselves. A reader will not, however, find guidance on how to dress.  There are no formulas for accommodating body-shape, no hints about color choices.  Unhappily, Ms. Garcia also engages in the common, bewildering-to-the-outsider habit of name-dropping – designers and their styles are referenced as if they are a reader’s quirky family members. And like many style editors, Ms. Garcia assumes that everyone knows the basics, concerning pattern, fabrics, etc., as she converses about options.  I for one wish someone would explain bouclé.  The book is not for beginners, but it is educational and entertaining. Lauren Williams, Casual Uncluttering LLC, Woodinville, WA  USA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this and you will never wonder what to wear to any occasion! I thoroughly enjoyed it and if there was a doubt before on what to wear when, there is none now! This is great whether you are new at this or a seasoned shopper with lots of style! Fun read!
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