I don’t know how Nina Garcia got to be a fashion director or a judge on Project Runway. All the time I see the woman, she looks sloppy. Her hair is unkempt. And her style is bland. She always wears black or muted block colors. Boring!
But she did author a good style book called The Little Black Book of Style which is illustrated. I collect illustrated books. Hint, hint!
Every time I re-read the book, I go into my closet and discard what no longer works.
Here are some worthy tidbits from her book.
“Confidence is captivating, it is powerful, and it does not fade–and that is endlessly more interesting than beauty. The first and foremost important step to developing style is to project this kind of confidence.”
“I have always found that the women with amazing personal style are powerful, intriguing, and yes, even intelligent. Very intelligent. They know who they are and what they want to project upon the world. These women understand that what they put on in the morning is the first thing that people notice about them. It tells the world a bit of their story. And, more important, their clothes affect how they feel about themselves throughout the day.”
“Your closet should only contain amazing choices–it is much easier to be inspired when you see five remarkable pieces than when you see twenty-five pieces and twenty of them are unremarkable. Pick out those key items and get rid of the rest.”
“Do not buy according to the trends. This drives me crazy…Wear what suits you and what makes you comfortable.”