BOOK CLUB: THE STYLE MENTORS
why audrey hepburn and agyness deyn are way more similar than you think.
After naming the eight signature looks of female style mentors throughout history-- icon, maverick, bohemian, gamine, siren, minimalist, rocker, and classicist--Diamant dedicates a chapter to each, documenting the history of each, the women who exemplify that particular style most, and the key pieces one needs to incorporate the look into their own wardrobe. Though boasting enough amazing imagery that it could easily hold its own on our coffee table, the text is much too good to gloss over. Diamant writes with an academic clarity and a succinct tone. Take, for example, her chapter on "Gamines," which she introduces by personifying the style: "She wears tailored pants, fitted tops, and flat, conservative shoes…She is androgynous: simultaneously girlish and a tomboy. She is demurs, coy, and sweet." From there, Diamant delves into history, referencing every iconic gamine from Katharine Hepburn and Twiggy, to Charlotte Gainsbourg and Agyness Deyn. Basically, this is the ideal study guide to dressing timelessly fashionable, whether your style icon is Alison Mosshart or Ali McGraw.
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