|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Lauren A. Rothman, also known as the Styleauteur, is a fashion, style, and trend expert. Lauren has discussed executive presence, political style, and First Family fashions on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, E! News, The Insider, AP News, Reuters, and ABC News. She is greatly sought after as a stylist, and her tips on wardrobe management have been featured in Glamour, Real Simple, People StyleWatch, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Politico, as well as on NPR, and XM/Sirius radio. Lauren writes a column, Fashion Whip, for The Huffington Post, on style and politics, and works with individual and corporate clients to help increase their style quotient. She got her start as an intern at Elle Magazine and her wide-ranging experience includes positions as a cool hunter at Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, and a personal shopper at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Lauren lives with her husband, son, and pink-toenail-polished Dogue de Bordeaux in McLean, VA.
Table of Contents
1 Style Matters 1
2 Fashion 101 for Women 13
3 Fashion 101 for Men 31
4 Women's Accessories and Men's Furnishings 55
5 Primping and Prepping 79
6 Deciphering the Workplace Dress Code 103
7 Identify Your Perfect Fit 127
8 Shop Your Closet 155
9 Shopping Without an Expense Account 173
10 Life in the Spotlight 191
About the Author 215
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Style Bible is a well written, helpful, and empathetic tome, chock-full of tips for both male and female professionals. Far from being judgmental, Lauren's writing style is humorous, and understanding of the strengths and faults of normal folks just trying to get dressed everyday. Actually I appreciate the assistance - as a guy who likes to follow a structured formula each morning, I can incorporate much of Lauren's guidance easily. Great book and I truly enjoyed it! Also, as a male reader who has read both the ACTUAL BOOK as well as the recent piece in the Huffington Post, I must say that whomever actually wrote the article doesn't do Lauren justice and seems to misinterpret Lauren's message.
I can't even find the proper words to describe this book. Miss Rothman (whom I've seen in social scenarios MANY MANY times) flipflops on opinions of what is good taste, when she herself would be the absolute last person In Washington DC (let alone the nation) to turn to for advice. Lauren in both the book and her Huffington Post piieces loudly voices her opinions which in many cases are simply a matter of her own personal taste or stand on an outdated logic of some blase faux pas fashion "rule" she read in a 1998 "how to be a stylist" book. The fact that publisher's (or rather I suppose her poor dear of a husband picks up the tab) keep allowing her to write is disgusting. I have met many of Lauren's clients. Her over powering personality forces them to feel pressured to make decisions, which her clients return quickly after their appointment. Aside from her monopolizing the Washington Area and being a ruthlessly self promoting type, she is irrelevant in all aspects of the fashion/styling world. My advice,seek out a stylst that will not over charge you and read a book by a stylist that has more credit to their name (ie; national and international publications, interviews with MAJOR magazines not DC philanthropic social "magazines"). It is a big world, while I do not condone spending a fortune, I do believe in finding YOUR style. And that is comething you will never find relying on a woman such as miss rothman. For the record; nearly anyone with a college degree can apply to write for huffington post. Seriously I encourage you to try. And as for other media mentioned, well it takes one single friend and being open to spill dirt on clients and over voice your own opinion. Lastly, I do hate to bash Miss Rothman. She is a smart business woman who marketed herself incredibly well in an area (DC) that needed a big stylist. To those of you in DC, I HIGHLY recommend you do your homework and find the right stylist or image consultant that meets YOUR needs and also sees your vision. Nothing is ever what it seems at first glance.
This book is a great help to hard-working men and women, who don't always have the time for a professional grooming session. Style Bible touches on a number of personal image topics in a sensitive manner and gives practical tips in a humorous way. Great book to share with young people just starting out in the work force.
I highly recommend Style Bible for women (and men!) fifty years plus young. WIth many of us staying in the workforce for longer periods, dressing appropriately in a world of changing professional styles can sometimes be a challenge. Lauren's book offers advice that is easy to follow and supportive in tone. Many of my friends have purchased the book and carry Lauren's guidance with them as they shop. Style Bible is an interesting read from cover to cover or as a handy reference guide.
Saw her attention grabbing article on HuffPost. It was a ridiculous piece of body shaming. If the advice in this book is on par with that article, no one should read it. Ever.
Sorry I have chest and body hair and a receded hairline. If only I had read this invaluable tome first I'm sure I'd be just perfect/ I'm buying 20 copies to give to all of my middle-aged male friends. Thank you for saving my life and marriage, Lauren!