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Review: The Fashion Book

February 20, 2015

The Fashion Book

Everyone who knows me knows I’m not much of a shopper and have little to no fashion sense –  I’m sure the two are related somehow.  On a whim, I picked up The Fashion Book by DK Publishing and no one was more surprised than I was by how much I liked it.  I found a lot to love in this book aimed at teenage girls.

The Fashion Book covers the history of fashion through the ages and shows how you can put a modern twist on an old style.  It also highlights some fashion mavens like Marie Antoinette and Madonna.  For teens interested in a career in fashion, it shows what’s involved in being a fashion designer or makeup artist.  The back of the book includes some great quotes and an illustrated glossary.

The Fashion Book interior

There’s a lot of information packed in the fully illustrated pages of this book and I learned a lot as I read it.  For instance:

  • In the 1770s ladies wore hoops and pads under their skirts to make their backsides look bigger.
  • Both men and women wore dresses in medieval times.
  • The oldest piece of lace found was buried with an Egyptian mummy.
  • In the 19th century, it was considered “monstrous” to wear jewels in the morning.

I just loved The Fashion Book and recommend it to anyone interested in fashion.  It’s a must have for teens trying to find their own style or those interested in a fashion career.  Be sure to check this book out!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by DK Publishing. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2015 6:48 am

    This looks and sounds like a cool book. It would make a great gift. Thanks for your great review Kathy.

  2. February 20, 2015 7:37 am

    I don’t have a single fashion bone in my body but I love reading about it. This one especially looks like so much fun!

  3. February 20, 2015 9:42 am

    This looks like SOOOO much fun!

  4. February 20, 2015 10:35 am

    I think both my daughter and I would love this book! Thanks for sharing about it!

  5. Patty permalink
    February 20, 2015 1:14 pm

    This book does look like fun!

  6. February 20, 2015 3:03 pm

    thanks for your thoughts.

  7. February 20, 2015 3:31 pm

    This sounds so fun! I bet this has a ton of information and the format looks engaging.

  8. February 20, 2015 5:55 pm

    This looks like so much fun. I love looking at fashion and watching Project Runway, but my personal style (if I can even call it that) needs a little pizazz!

  9. February 20, 2015 6:05 pm

    I really like the looks of this one! This is one I would definitely read!

  10. February 20, 2015 9:17 pm

    This looks like a great book Kathy. I’ve always been a big-time clothes shoppers (even more so than books) gasp – I’m a nut about organizing my closets and not wearing the same outfit too often too…LOL I don’t shop as much these days for me as I am so close to retiring and have way too many clothes, but I love buying for my 3 little granddaughters.

  11. February 20, 2015 11:00 pm

    This looks delightful!

  12. February 21, 2015 7:18 pm

    I have the same fashion sense! I avoid clothes shopping until it’s absolutely necessary. Maybe this would help me, even at my advanced age. 🙂

  13. February 21, 2015 9:51 pm

    I want the dress on the cover…so cute! Also, both pairs of shoes. And the purse. 😀

  14. February 22, 2015 1:05 pm

    I’m going to add this to my wish list for my daughter. I’m sure she’ll love it.

  15. February 22, 2015 10:13 pm

    I graduated from the Fashion Institute so at some point I was passionate about fashion! This book sounds awesome. Thanks for putting it on my radar 🙂

  16. February 25, 2015 10:43 am

    I’m with you on shopping and fashion sense. They aren’t important to me, but my 16-year-old granddaughter has a different opinion. This would be perfect for her. I’m glad you shared it.

  17. bookingmama permalink
    March 3, 2015 7:03 pm

    Why didn’t I get this at BEA? It looks like something I’d love. And by the way, you do have fashion sense. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

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