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So “Display of Power” by Daymond John is not really a style book; it is more a story about “fashion, branding and lifestyle”. I have never heard of Daymond John or FUBU (no offense, it is me to blame) before I discovered one of my favorite TV shows of all times – “Shark Tank” (more about it here). “Display of Power” is a great book for everyone, not only fashion lovers. It is inspirational on many levels – from finding the power within, to succeeding through determination and commitment, to believing in what you do, and not accepting “no” for an answer. Daymond talks about the importance of branding, especially for fashion business, by sharing how FUBU (For Us, By Us) was born. I love the numerous anecdotal stories that help prove his point as the story about Timberland’s marketing misstep that inspired him to create FUBU. If you want to take a break from all the fictional read around you and you ever dream of career in fashion, I highly recommend that you take a look at Daymond’s story!
Denim Shirt – Love Culture
Dress – Talbots from Alexis Suitcase
Clutch – Michael Kors
Jewelry – Michael Kors
Shoes – Gianni Bini
“The Perfect Fit – How to Start an Image Consulting Business” is a wonderful introduction to the field of image consultancy. I found the information on these topics to be quite informative:
– Type of image consultants – personal vs corporate
– Pay potential for the different types of image consultants
– The skills required to be a successful consultants
– And various ideas that will help differentiate you as an image consultant.
Have you ever thought about getting into this field?
It seems like my thrift shopping habits have influenced my book shopping as well. I found this book at Big Lots for $3. Yes, Big Lots, my American followers – the last place you expect to find a book. If you have watched ABC’s Extreme Makeover, you would be familiar with the author: Sam Saboura. I was excited to learn more about him and his style tips. The book targets the consumer vs. the style professional but I found it to be quite informative as a novice style addict. It covers body types, must have basics, accessories, dressing for the workplace and topics such as closet clean out, tailoring and efficient shopping.
My favorite part of the book are little sections called “Real Style Secret”. For example, he talks about the ideal length for jeans – three-quarters of an inch above the bottom of the shoe heel. It is always safer to buy them a little longer since there is a good chance they would shrink after the first wash. Also, do you know what the best time of day is to shop for shoes? As our feet expand and swell through the day, he recommends that we shoe shop midday, when our feet are in mid stage.
Speaking of shoes, for today’s outfit I chose Gianni Bini nautical theme shoes (similar here).
High-waisted skirt – Bebe
Stripe shirt – Guess