Aug 25, 2010

Review: Nina Garcia's Look Book

A few weeks ago, the nice people over at Hyperion Books contacted me to see if I wanted to review Nina Garcia's newest book, Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion.  I love Nina Garcia's books and have her "The Little Black Book of Style" (which I reviewed here) and "The One Hundred" so of course I couldn't wait to get my hands on her latest book! 

When I got it I couldn't wait to look at all the illustrations by Ruben Toledo, that's one of my favorite parts of all her books!  But first I noticed just how thick this book was!  It's so much bigger than her other books and to me, I LOVE thick books so I was already into it.  Flipping through it, I loved each little section that she put together.  She's thought of every event for each section from Work, Dating, Day, Night, Holidays, etc... She goes through each event and has suggestions of "What you should wear".  It's super easy to read as it's only a few pages for each "event" but so helpful.  I've already picked up some great tips.  It's not something that you need to read the whole way through.  Just go to the sections applicable to you and then flip through the rest of the book to see the pretty illustrations!  If you couldn't tell already, it gets two Style-ish Thumbs Up so if you've been wanting I suggest to get it now! :)

Of course I couldn't leave you without some pictures of the book.  I did a little photoshoot with my shoes and jewelry.  I thought it was appropriate!
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Buy it here: Nina Garcia's Look Book
 Shoes by Miu Miu and Christian Louboutin | Jewelry by J. Crew and LOFT

Disclosure: The book was sent to me for free for possible review however this does not affect my opinion or review of the book in any way.

19 comments:

  1. I'll have to get this! I love how you colour coordinated the book with your accessories ♥

    On a side note...I really want to enter your giveaway but is it open to international readers? I sent you a tweet on twitter asking..don't know if you got it :)

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  2. I have not bought any of her other books, but this makes me intrigued to try those out first.

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  3. I can't wait to go purchase this book! I have all her others and love them. Your photo shoot with the book is great!

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  4. I'm so reading it! btw loved your photos! Those Miu Mius are lovely! xo

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  5. I wish we could buy Ruben's prints - love them. I'm going to have to pick this book up.

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  6. 1. LOVE how you set this up to photograph
    2. LOVE Nina Garcia
    3. LOVE Project Runway
    4. LOVE your super cute blog
    5. Come follow mine! ;) http://sometimeshavingitall.blogspot.com

    xo
    Taylor

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  7. I think I will pick up a copy- the illustrations are too cute to pass up! :)

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  8. Need to check this out - I love Nina's books! The pics you took turned out so cute :)

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  9. Pauline - I didn't see your tweet to me? Maybe my tweetdeck is not showing me all of my @ messages? Anyway, I can't respond on twitter but go ahead and enter. If an international reader wins, I'll take care of it if shabby apple doesn't.

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  10. This book looks awesome!!!!! I'm going to check it out :)

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  11. cute illustrations! Looks like a fun book :)

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  12. Yay thanks Tiff!

    And thank you so much for visiting my blog!!

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  13. Great photo shoot! Love the page about what to wear when meeting the parents! :)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  14. Your shoe collection is to die for!!!





    http://ninaslittleblackblogofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  16. I definitely need to pick this book up, if anyone needs help, it's me! Can't wait to read your review!

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  17. I love this book and "The One Hundred". Read the latter in 2 days. And I love that she has them on Kindle so I can real them on my Mac and Iphone from anywhere. :)

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