The how-to guide offers around 80 different looks for every occasion ranging from "what to wear to a bar mitzvah, what to wear on a first date, what to wear on a job interview," said Garcia. “It just goes on and on. I mean, I hope I’ve covered every single situation." Sounds like a book of Fab Finding situations! The books drops in August — will you be picking up a copy?
Nina Garcia's first two books were so popular, she has penned a third: The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart ($17). Barnes & Noble Tagged! sat down with the stylish fashion editor of Marie Claire to discuss her new read. Nina has a toddler now, so her advice is mainly for women who don't have time — baby or not. I'll let you hear it for yourself, but a few things she advocates this time around: prints, strategic shopping, and getting more bang for your buck.
Just because I'm jetting off to New York Fashion Week doesn't mean I have all the fun. We have a special Fashion Week giveaway, brought to you by our favorite fashion editor and Project Runway judge, Nina Garcia. You may recall her latest book The One Hundred, and the fact that FabSugar is in it. It gets even better. Four lucky ladies will not only win her new fabulous book, but also one of her one hundred recommended fashion items — Ray Ban aviator sunglasses ($129). So, you can read Nina's new book and relax in your neighborhood park, while wearing a classic pair of shades. I painted a nice picture, huh?
To enter to win, just log in and take our fun Nina Garcia quiz. You do, however, need to be a TeamSugar member to take the quiz. If you're not already a member, register here for an account. One quiz entry per person; all repeat quizzes will be ignored. Remember: you must be logged in to TeamSugar for your vote to count. Here are the official rules. I'm pulling the plug on entries on the last day of Fashion Week: Friday, Sept. 12, at 11:59pm PDT. Good luck!
Nina Garcia is proving to be quite the authority on penning style. The Elle fashion director turned Marie Claire fashion director and Project Runway judge is also a Fab favorite — remember she answered all your burning fashion questions a while back? With her surely busy schedule, and following her first book, Nina has released The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own ($15), available for preorder. Like her first book, Ruben Toledo illustrations accompany witty and exact writing. Unlike her first book, it's silver, denser, and yours truly is featured on page 29! How exciting is that? (Thanks, Nina)
I've given it a good flip through and I already own many of her 100 suggested items to style salvation. Phew — knowing Nina she would have convinced me to get all 100. But what's cool is, even though I own a monokini, I did not know the Vatican denounced it in 1964. And these are the sort of fashion nuggets Nina shares. Make sure to add this one to your Summer reading list, stat.
The season premiere of "Project Runway" may still be seven weeks away (49 days to be exact), but we've got plenty of projects to keep us satisfied. There's "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," which we're obsessed with, and Heidi Klum's Very Sexy Makeup Collection, and now there's Nina Garcia's book The Little Black Book of Style, on sale for $13 (originally $18). This book, according to Nina, is not "A book of rules. It is a book on style." Just what you would expect from the "Project Runway" judge and ELLE fashion director.
The book itself is the LBD of fashion guides - sophisticated, elegant and timeless. It offers tips on how to: be your own muse (confidence trumps beauty), invest in wardrobe staples (ballet flats, cashmere and diamonds) and "what to wear when" (just say no to sweatsuits on planes). Overall, Nina offers very sage advice for both the savvy shopper and ensembly challenged.