OK, seriously people. I have never watched a single episode of “The Hills,” or anything else that the ubiquitous LC has done TV-wise. I don’t know a thing about her background and I’m not remotely interested in her line of fiction books. But her line of clothes for Kohl’s is actually quite wearable, and her book – rather ambitiously titled Style – is impressive. Her take on vintage – from resisting the temptation to buy used simply because you’re staring down a designer label, to repurposing costume-y pieces – is astute and practical. She includes a section on how to fold, hang, and store pieces so they last longer. She recommends organizing a clothing swap in her section on editing your closet. (Can you imagine Nina Garcia suggesting such a thing?) I’m not terribly interested in all the hair and makeup stuff, but she does a bang-up job of explaining how false eyelashes work. She talks tailoring, packing, interview outfits, pattern mixing, and sings the praises of cheap jewelry.
The tone is light and the writing is … a bit “lite” at times. But the content is pragmatic, accessible, and surprisingly comprehensive. Way to go, Lauren. Style is a winner.
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