Synopses & Reviews
Live the luxe life on less
You're a Modern Girl embarking on a fabulous life in the city, working hard and playing even harder. Money may be an object, but you refuse to let it be an obstacle. That's because what you may lack in funds you make up for in daring and desire. Completely revised with more tips and tricks than ever, City Chic is your practical insiders' primer on how to creatively cheat at being chic. From food and drink to personal maintenance, and from fashion to home decor, City Chic covers everything a Modern Girl needs to know. Big idea decoratingfor small spaces Cash-saving culinary tips The best websites for scoringdeals Go green: save the environment and your checking account Maximize your iPod for fullparty potential Establish your perfectsignature cocktail
PRAISE FOR CITY CHIC
'City Chic is constantly inventive, amazingly granular, and a blast to read.'
Dany Levy, founder/chairman ] Daily Candy, Inc.
'I love the book. If only I'd had it for the past ten yearsit would've saved me lots of heartache, bad furniture, and most importantly, money It gives you license to scrimp and pinchand makes you feel more empowered to do so.'
Gigi Guerra, brand marketing director of Madewell ] former editor of Lucky magazine
'City chicks no longer need to turn tricks or sell dope in order to have a glamorous lifestyle just read Nina's brilliant book.'
Simon Doonan, creative director for Barneys New York ] author of Confessions of a Window Dresser
'Being an 'it' girl has never been about how much cash you had in the bank, and now is the time to embrace your inner recessionista. Willdorf's book proves that being frugal and being fabulous are not mutually exclusive.'
Lara Cohen, news director ] Us Weekly
Willdorf elevates penny pinching to an art form. City Chic is constantly inventive, amazingly granular, and a blast to read.
Dan Levy, founder/chairman, DailyCandy, Inc.
The wildly popular City Chic is now completely revised with new tips and tricks, a new introduction, and up-to-date pricing. Other key updates include web resources, new anecdotes and recipes, and info on hot topics from CFLs to green markets to digital music.
The economy may be in a recession, but young professionals on a budget still want chic, sophisticated fashion. Nina Willdorf offers advice with flair, taste, and wit reminiscent of Sex and the City, She is practical without being boring, and she offers reasonable alternatives to the expensive lifestyle that all crave but few can afford. Includes tips for: Home decorating: dumpster dive in upscale neighborhoods for furniture Personal maintenance: metallic polish lasts the longest Dining: pack a lunch and save $1,000 Fashion: when in doubt, buy black
I love the book. If only I'd had it for the past ten years - it would've saved me lots of heartache, bad furniture, and most importantly, money.
Gigi Guerra, brand marketing director of Madewell, former editor of Lucky magazine
City chicks no longer need to turn tricks or sell dope in order to have a glamorous lifestyle - just read Nina's brilliant book.
Simon Doonan, creative director for Barneys New York and author of Confessions of a Window Dresser
The wildly popular "City Chic" is now completely revised with new tips and tricks, a new Introduction, and up-to-date pricing.