I'm someone who absolutely loves all kinds of fashion books, and I am always reading a fashion book. I want to share my knowledge on these books, no matter if they are photography books, books on designers, books with outfits or fashion sketches in them, or any other type of books on fashion. So read my reviews and feel welcome to give me tips on other good fashion books that I have not read yet!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: I want to be her! by Andrea Linett

The full title of this book is actually I Want To Be Her - How Friends and Strangers Helped Shape My Style, which I thought was a very interesting idea for a book, because haven't we all been inspired by those around us when it comes to how we dress?
However, I don't think that the idea translates so well into a book. I think it would have been a nice idea for an article in a magazine, or a column, but since most people Andrea Linett is writing about in her book are not known to me (there are some exceptions, though), I find myself rather bored by some of the stories. Also, a lot of the stories revolve around fashions from the 1980's, which makes sense, due to Linett's age, but it's not something that really inspires me as a reader today, I am afraid.
The book is also more of an autobiography in a way than I expected it to be.
That said, it's not a bad book in any way, there are many fashion books out there with much less substance, and it does have an interesting topic, unlike many other similar books, but I guess my main issue is that the book was not what I expected it to be, more of a guide to how everyone can find inspiration around them, than Andrea Linett's autobiography of style. I can honestly say I won't be using any of the tips (if there were any...) in this book in any way, and I wasn't really inspired.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting, I love this book. Mind following one another? I will def follow back.