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!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Review: A to Z of Hollywood Style by Sinty Stemp

This book is not really a style guide that explains how to achieve the look of certain Hollywood starlets, even though the title kind of gave me that impression. Instead, it's more of a collection of quotes relating to style, fashion and other related topics, from all kinds of Hollywood stars (most of them from the 30's, 40's and 50's, I would say).
So this is hardly a book for anyone looking for modern dressing or style advice, but if you have always liked Hollywood's Golden Era, this is a good buy, since this book is all about "the good old times" in Hollywood.
And while you may not learn a whole lot of new stuff while reading this book (I didn't anyway...) and might not find a whole lot of useful advice for your own style, it is kind of fun to read quotes like this, especially when all of them were said by people as glamourous as the Hollywood stars of yesterday used to be!
I think I would have liked the book slightly better with more photos of the stars in their heyday, but it's quite nice as it is too.
So I would definitely recommend this book for everyone into classic Hollywood glamour, since that is precisely what you get with this book. I'm not sure it's a great read for anyone looking for something more than a slightly glamour feel though...

1 comment:

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