Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Fashion File by Janie Bryant

Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of MAD MEN

I'm one of those women who love vintage.  I love old pieces.  To see how our clothing has evolved over the years is very interesting.  Yup, I was one of those girls who had big hair, leggings, and shoulder pads in the 80's!

I don't watch the hit TV show Mad Men, but I've seen it flipping back and forth.  The costumes always catch my attention.  They are mesmerizing and captivating.  They are 60's vintage and Janie does a remarkable job of staying within that era.  In The Fashion File, Janie talks about body shapes, how to wear the correct bra, what pieces go with others, how to pair up vintage with modern jeans and shoes.  She also talks about how just an accessory or doing your hair just so can make your whole look.  It isn't the clothes that wear you, but you that owns the clothes.

She talks about the ten essentials every woman should own.  I still need to get that perfect dress! There are photographs of some of her inspirations and she also talks about colors and textures.  I found the whole book fascinating and educating. 

There's also a section for the men, how to pick out the right flattering suit, how to make different tie knots, the ten essentials to a man's wardrobe. 

If you like fashion, vintage, or are a big fan of MAD MEN, you'll want to pick up a copy for yourself!

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