Sunday, December 18, 2011

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style. How To Find Your Perfect Look by Ann Shoket

Seventeen, the most popular and best-selling teen magazine has published what it calls its Ultimate Guide To Style. This guide is divided into three parts. The first part is "Your Ultimate Style Guide" which highlights "six iconic style vibes" to help young teens find their own fashion style. The six styles are girly, edgy, boho, classic, glam and indie with each style guide featuring seven sections. Each of the sections are divided into the following pages; "must-haves" including eight essential pieces, a what to wear section featuring how to turn the "must-haves" into an outfit, a girl whose style fits that section, a celebrity whose fashion style matches that of the section, tricks to try with the featured look, a "Look Book" featuring photos from celebs and the runway and finally where to shop to get the look.

The second part of the book is "Your Ultimate Accessory Guide" which features shoes, bags, jewelry and so forth. The third part, "Your Ultimate Fit Guide" has an great section on jeans and the style best suited for different body types.

There are plenty of great photos throughout, making this an excellent visual guide for each of the six styles. The layout is clean and funky with bold fonts and lots of colour. Each style has its own unique design. My only complaint, is that some of the runway models featured in the photos are painfully thin - even anorexic in my opinion. However, the majority of models chosen to present each style type are healthy looking and wholesome.

This is a great book for teens and early twenty- something women to check out their style and get their fashion game on.

Book Details:
Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style by Ann Shoket & The Editors
Running Press 2011
187 pp.

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