Monday, October 5, 2009

Review: "Fierce Style: How To Be Your Most Fabulous Self" by Christian Siriano

From the Publisher's Website:
"In 2008, Christian Siriano made headlines as the youngest designer to win the hit reality series Project Runway. But the now twenty-three-year-old is bigger than a TV celebrity. From his prodigious fashion talent to his one-of-a-kind personality, Christian is the embodiment of fierce style.

Now in his first book, he helps readers discover how to look, feel, and act fierce in everyday life. With tips from some of fashion and Hollywood's biggest names -including Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Vanessa Williams -- along with gorgeous original sketches by Christian, never-before-heard stories, and behind-the-scenes photos, he tells his journey of developing his own fashion sense and overcoming obstacles to success.

Giving advice on creating personal style, sharing tips on building self-confidence, and revealing his own list of fashion dos and don'ts, Christian shows how to use one's unique strengths to get ahead - and go from tickity-tack to totally flawless."

My Review:

I picked up this book in the hopes of picking up a couple of fashion tips- my "personal style" could only be described as lacking. Fierce Style does offer up some tips on how to create a personal style, as well as tips for dressing for your shape. Although the tips were similar to ones that I've heard on TLC's What Not to Wear it was still nice to have them all in one place. What I loved the most about the book was that Christian offers up tips on how to have "fierce style" on the inside as well; he makes a point to tell his readers to pursue what they love the most, regardless of what others may think. It's an important lesson for young people- all too often the emphasis is on what's on the outside, and not on what is inside.

I think that this book was aimed more at younger people: people in their early 20's who are just starting out on their own and looking to figure out who they are. It would probably appeal to people who loved Project Runway as well: Christian's personality shines through on every page. I may never have the opportunity to use the phrase "hot tranny mess", but at least I now know what it means!

Thanks to Anna at the Hachette Book Group for sending me this review copy! And don't forget to enter my contest to win a copy of this book!

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