Gifts for the fashionista

first_imgThe PR contestants’ eloquent mentor, former Chair of Fashion Design at Parsons Tim Gunn puts his taste to the test in Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style. www.amazon.com And longtime PR judge and professional tastemaker, Fashion Director of Elle Magazine Nina Garcia’s got the goods in The Little Black Book of Style. http://www.amazon.com Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design Speaking of books, this one’s by an Oscar-nominated costume designer. Deborah Landis, president of the Hollywood Costume Designer’s Guild just came out with Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, details the last 100 years of Hollywood’s most intriguing wardrobes. The author recently appeared for a book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena – and I’m told there’s a few signed copies left. www.vromansbookstore.com/ Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution There’s just one more book I want to suggest. Why not treat your fashionista to a book that shows that fashion can make a difference with Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, by Caroline Weber. The book’s a bit dense, but full of detail on how a young Marie arrived at Versailles vulnerable and naive, used fashion to gain acceptance and how that transformation contributed to the downfall of the French crown. http://www.amazon.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Let’s face it, clotheshorses are hard to buy for. Trying to pick out something that they’ll cherish can be an overwhelming task. For the less clothes-minded, trying to tell the difference between the cowl neck or the boatneck, the iris or the lilac, and the charmeuse and the chartreuse is like learning a new language. And don’t even think about guessing on sizes! Here’s a smattering of non-clothes gift ideas that are likely to put a smile on your favorite fashionista: Birth Month Pendants Take the guess work out of which necklace to buy and get her the one she was born to have. Anthropologie has Birth Month Pendants with the semi-precious stones and flower medallions that symbolize every month of the year. There’s a chart on the Web site to help you pick the right combination, so that your February baby will get the Amethyst and Violet creation meant for her: Don’t know her birth date? Well, maybe you know her name. Anthropologie also has an assortment of pendants with initials on them) AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champwww.anthropologie.com Project Runway Season 1 DVD Bravo TV would still be reruns of Inside the Actors Studio if it weren’t for Project Runway. So get your fashion plate the season that started it all: Project Runway Season 1 on DVD and watch in awe as contestant Austin Scarlett makes a dress out of corn husks, no kidding. Seasons 2 and 3 also available. www.amazon.com And don’t forget the spinoffs! Books by the experts featured on Project Runway: last_img

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