Always Gracious, Sometimes Irreverent

Book - 2004
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Doyenne of modern, twenty-first century style Kate Spade offers unique advice about style and dress - from which artists to emulate, to finding your glove size, to what to wear to an outdoor event when it is raining - in this volume dedicated to all things elegant and appropriate. Devoid of condescension and fussiness, STYLE provides valuable, practical guidance on what to wear (colours, flattering cuts) and modern 'dress' etiquette. In three sections, Style and the World, 24-Hour Style and Maintaining Style, Kate makes her modern, clean design aesthetic accessible to everyone through inspiring ideas and suggestions.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2004
ISBN: 9780743250672
Branch Call Number: 646.34 Spa 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 111 p. :,col. ill


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violet_flamingo_261 Aug 03, 2014

I thought this was very interesting, and definitely gave me some inspiration. Kate Spade is definitely a woman with style!

Oct 03, 2012

Half the time she's quoting her husband, and most of the time she's recommending dated styles and reading materials. Bring on the practical and the long-standing. State your assumptions and your time periods. And for goodness sake, stop writing factoids in tiny four-point font at the bottom of each page.

Jun 03, 2012

For girls who love style books, this is a very satisfying read. Instead of offering a course in developing one's own style, Kate Spade discusses how she developed her own style, sharing favorite outfits, pieces of clothing, and style inspirations of her own. Reading this book is like watching a beautiful woman walk down the street every day, and making note of what she wears so you can imitate her. Highly recommended.

Jan 05, 2010

Mostly unconnected notes which in some places seem unconnected and even irrelevant (such as the comments on stylish fonts, or popular writers? Not what I expected.

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