A few lucky women have been born with style think Diana Vreeland and Jacqueline Onassis but for most of us, style is something that comes with time and experience. Above all, style begins with a sense of who you are and your self-confidence. Style comes from opening yourself to the world around you to books and movies, art, music, travel, and especially to other people.
In this upbeat and engaging book, designer Kate Spade talks about the many people and experiences that have inspired her. For Kate, movies as varied as The Swimmer and The Red Balloon have influenced her vision of style, as have such places as Mexico (where she and her husband, Andy, vacation each year), Napa Valley, and her hometown of Kansas City.
In the pages of Style, you'll find a large section devoted to the colors Kate most loves and suggestions for combining them. Accessories, which are the backbone of her wardrobe, are given full treatment here, including shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, and jewelry; and a portfolio of Kate's personal favorites from her own closet is showcased. Style in the office, evening style, even ideas for style when you travel and when you play are all featured here. The last section of Style focuses on maintaining your wardrobe, including tips on organizing your closet, caring for vintage clothes, and keeping your jewelry in good condition.
Style, with 230 watercolor illustrations, is a wonderfully personal and friendly book intended for readers of all ages and style temperaments. If there's one rule Kate espouses, it's that true style comes when you follow your own rules. Moreover, as the writers William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White once wrote, "To achieve style, begin by affecting none."
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
|Have You Ever Wondered ... ?||4|
|Section 1||Style and the World||13|
|Finding Style in All the Right Places|
|Kate On Style: A Work in Progress|
|Achieving Your Style and Letting Go of Style|
|Section 2||Style, Start to Finish||57|
|In the Office|
|For a Party|
|Section 3||Maintaining Style||91|
|Organizing Your Closet|
|Caring for Your Clothes|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book completely fails to fulfill the expectations of someone who hopes to read about Style. It is an extremely simple book expressing Kate Spade's likes and dislikes, the title should be somewhere around 'The things that I like' lines, I felt I was reading a childrens' book. No depth, very flat and with a misleading title.
Just by looking at this book you learn about style. Not full of the usual junk, this book is the core of style. Instead of telling you what shoes to put with tan trousers, Kate Spade gives examples of how to create your own signature by understanding what sets you off as an individual.
A complete guide that will help and encourage you to express your own style, from books and movies, how to organize your closet, to how to take care of your vintage clothes. It's an essential for any young woman.
It has some interesting and helpful tips, but Kate Spade's Style is really about precious layout & graphics. I love to just page through it when I'm feeling funky, write down or just commit to memory a few fun ideas, then put it back on a side table to be pretty.
I was quite surprised to receive such a small book. Although it is helpful for a person like me who is trying to develop my own style, it lacks in the illustration department. True, Kate Spade is a powerhouse and fashion icon but I think the publishers could have offered more content for the price. It's a five year old book now and classic style will always be "in", but there are parts that already seem dated.