This Giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Rue of Dreams of Flight!
Here is a short description of the book from the Harper Collin's website:
"Simply put, these items make me feel classic. And there is no substitute for feeling this way. Ever."
In the wildly popular The Little Black Book of Style, fashion authority Nina Garcia showed women how to think about personal style in an entirely new way. Encouraging readers to creatively assert their style identities, Nina showed women of all ages how to hone and self-edit a distinct fashion voice.
With her style philosophy firmly out in the world, Nina decided to address the most popular question readers consistently ask her: Exactly what are fashion's timeless pieces?
The One Hundred answers this question and provides women with a tangible style map to follow when planning a shopping trip and stocking one's closet. With illustrations from world-renowned fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, The One Hundred contains the 100 items that Nina believes will never go out of style, and that have become absolutely indispensable for any woman reaching for her own eternal fashion look.
About Nina Garcia
With her signature eye for style, Nina Garcia is best known for her appearance as the unerring, formidable fashion judge on the hit show Project Runway. An elite authority in the industry, she has worked in fashion houses and in fashion media, with everyone from Marc Jacobs to Elle magazine and Marie Claire. Originally from Colombia, she now makes her home in New York City.
Those of you who know me in real life know that I am not exactly a fashion diva. Not at all. When my first son Aiden was almost 2 and my second son Owen was 6 months old my friend Melissa told me she wanted to submit my name to the TLC show "What Not to Wear".
I had kid's from my husband's youth group offering to give me a make over. One even bought me some clothes in an effort to make me look more "cool".
Ya. I know. Pathetic. But in my defence I was seriously broke and suffering from my second bout of post partum depression. Little Black dresses were the last thing on my mind!
What can I say? Fashion is just not my thing. I prefer comfort to style any day.
So when this book arrived in my mailbox I wasn't sure what I would think of it. But you know what? I liked this book.
It is incredibly easy to read. Nina lists her top 100 essentials in alphabetical order. There are fun illustrations and facts and quotes that kept even this fashion-challenged woman entertained.
Now, I personally don't agree with ALL of her suggestions... for example I definitely do NOT agree that a bikini should be on everyone's top 100. Although I am sure you would all love to see my plus sized stretch marked tummy next summer I just don't think I would enjoy the people running screaming from the room with their hands thrown over their eyes yelling "NO NO NO NO my EYES my eyes!!!".
But for those of you fashion loving divas out there this would be the perfect book for you to read.
If you would like to win my copy of The One Hundred just leave me a comment on this post!
This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere. I will choose a random winner 2 weeks from today on Saturday, September 20.