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ISBN13: 9780810992849
ISBN10: 0810992841
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The massively popular Project Runway, with over 2 million viewers every week, introduced the world to a new fashion authority: Tim Gunn. As the show’s style consultant, Tim has won over television audiences everywhere with his unique brand of honest, incisive advice. He's been featured in Entertainment Weekly, the New York Post, and Metro, and is quickly on his way to becoming a household name. Now, for the first time, readers everywhere can benefit from Tim's fashion wisdom in Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style.

Tim discusses every aspect of creating and maintaining your personal style, all in the witty and reassuring voice that millions of fans adore. Hot topics include how to dress for everyday occasions, how to shop (from designer to chain stores to vintage), how to mix your best "fashion cocktail," how to buy clothes for a man, how to be your own best fashion designer, and much more. Whether you're a seasoned fashionista or a style neophyte, Tim can show you how to "make it work!".

Review:

"Plucked straight from Parsons's New School for Design, television network Bravo found a surprising hero in Project Runway style mentor Gunn, whose catch phrase 'make it work' has inspired an undeniable following of armchair fashionistas. Though he'll admit that book writing isn't easy, this venture marks another feather in his tasteful cap. A precursor of sorts to his new series on Bravo, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, this accessible guidebook covers it all, including the 'hunt,' 'stalk' and 'pounce' of 'shopping at its most instinctual' (inspired by cheap, forward-looking clothiers H&M), what to ask yourself before taking advantage of a bargain (is it season-appropriate?), the difference between a fashion icon and a mentor (Gunn's the former, Coco Chanel the latter) and full-on closet reconstruction. Gunn's friendly, conversational prose will give readers the feeling of a face-to-face encounter, and Runway fans will be happy to find Gunn hasn't abandoned his colorful metaphors (shopping as 'safari') and 50-cent words ('insouciant'). Whether revealing the secrets of 'The Under Arsenal' or ruminating on the 'tone' and 'diction' of a handbag, Gunn's text is clever, a touch waggish, and highly practical for both ensemble mavens and fashion criminals." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A guide to creating and maintaining a personal style covers shopping, improving posture, finding the right fit of your clothing, and choosing accessories.

Synopsis:

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, TasteandStyle. 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!"

About the Author

Tim Gunn is one of the stars of the hit Bravo reality show Project Runway. He is 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.

Table of Contents

Who you are — The fit conundrum — Diagnosing the common closet — The fashion mentor: beyond Audrey — Shoulders back: — Style from the inside out — Preparing to shop — Let's go: shopping at last! — Acessories: say no to the "it" bag — Not your everyday occasion.

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Beth Damiano, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Beth Damiano)
Tim Gunn knows his stuff (in case there was any doubt) and he's thrilled to help you know it too. The best part is instead of telling you what to buy or how to lose weight to fit into those size 6s, he honestly wants you to feel and look better. You, not an idealized, runway version of yourself.

Finding finding a fashion muse (beyond Audrey and Marilyn) to making those hard choices in clearing out your closet (if it doesn't fit on you, it shouldn't take closet space from things that do), Gunn guides you to becoming a better you. So, shoulders down (not back, he prescribes), heels on, and stride into the world a more graceful, fashionable you.
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PETER TEIMAN CLARK, November 19, 2007 (view all comments by PETER TEIMAN CLARK)
Hi,PETER TEIMAN CLARK here,
A book on style, grace and panache.
Thanks,
PETER TEIMAN CLARK
Sweden

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Marie Angell, September 30, 2007 (view all comments by Marie Angell)
Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney have written a book that is very amusing, but quite light on specific advice.

If you are looking for a fashion how-to, this book won't do. Gunn and Moloney's objective is clearly to get you to refine your wardrobe with an eye toward "quality, taste and style," not to hold your hand in the dressing room.

This book is a very fun read and intended to introduce and reinforce general guidelines for fashion. There are a few "must haves" and a lot of inspiration for finding out "who you are" and trusting in yourself.

Tim Gunn's new Bravo show is precisely modeled on this book. If you've seen the show, the book will only serve as a supplement; most of this ground will be very familiar.

The book is very fun to read (you can just hear his voice) and has value as inspiration. Gunn wants you to find your own place in the fashion world and he makes you want that, too. Plus a personal assistant and a million bucks for clothes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810992849
Author:
Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney
Publisher:
ABRAMS
With:
Moloney, Kate
Author:
Moloney, Kate
Author:
Gunn, Tim
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Fashion
Subject:
Fashion; Project Runway; style; Tim Gunn; Heidi Klum
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Fashion and Costume
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
201
Dimensions:
9.40x5.04x.83 in. .95 lbs.

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Product details 201 pages HNA Books - English 9780810992849 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Plucked straight from Parsons's New School for Design, television network Bravo found a surprising hero in Project Runway style mentor Gunn, whose catch phrase 'make it work' has inspired an undeniable following of armchair fashionistas. Though he'll admit that book writing isn't easy, this venture marks another feather in his tasteful cap. A precursor of sorts to his new series on Bravo, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, this accessible guidebook covers it all, including the 'hunt,' 'stalk' and 'pounce' of 'shopping at its most instinctual' (inspired by cheap, forward-looking clothiers H&M), what to ask yourself before taking advantage of a bargain (is it season-appropriate?), the difference between a fashion icon and a mentor (Gunn's the former, Coco Chanel the latter) and full-on closet reconstruction. Gunn's friendly, conversational prose will give readers the feeling of a face-to-face encounter, and Runway fans will be happy to find Gunn hasn't abandoned his colorful metaphors (shopping as 'safari') and 50-cent words ('insouciant'). Whether revealing the secrets of 'The Under Arsenal' or ruminating on the 'tone' and 'diction' of a handbag, Gunn's text is clever, a touch waggish, and highly practical for both ensemble mavens and fashion criminals." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A guide to creating and maintaining a personal style covers shopping, improving posture, finding the right fit of your clothing, and choosing accessories.
"Synopsis" by , 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, TasteandStyle. 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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