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A Guide to Quality, Taste and Styleby Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney
Synopses & Reviews
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!".
"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.)
andldquo;Designers, weandrsquo;re going to Mood!andrdquo;
More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New Yorkandrsquo;s ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-howandmdash;plus their behind-the-scenes storiesandmdash;to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentalsandmdash;from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its constructionandmdash;and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics.
A guide to creating and maintaining a personal style covers shopping, improving posture, finding the right fit of your clothing, and choosing accessories.
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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