Nina is the gift that keeps on giving. In honor of her new book, and your continued support of Fab, we are giving away a copy of The One Hundred by Nina Garcia and a pair of Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses to four lucky readers. And we have the winners! Congrats to dnhclr, PoignantTuna, caseydamn, and boingbaby. We hope you learn many valuable things from Nina and wear your shades with pride.
But it doesn't end there. Remember when Nina answered all our burning fashion questions a while back? She gave us some more knowledge to chew on! Some of it relates to her new book and some is just good 'ol Nina fun. Congrats to the winner, and enjoy, everyone . . .
What are the top five out of your 100 items every women must have?
Jeans, white man’s shirt, heels, little black dress, diamonds.
How do you and Ruben Toledo collaborate on the illustrations?
Ruben is a genius. I sent him a list and he just turned out some of the most beautiful illustrations I have ever seen. He knew exactly what vision I had for every item. In fact, I think he knew better than me what I wanted the book’s aesthetic to be. He captured the essence of what I had in mind just perfectly.
Who do you think is the most stylish celebrity?
For lots more Nina insights,
Besides your own closet, where else did you draw inspiration from for your guide?
From fashionable friends, celebrities past and present, music, movies, museums, great paintings, old photographs . . . and on and on and on . . .
Speaking of closets, how long should you wait to throw out an item in your closet you haven’t worn in a while?
If you haven’t worn an item in a year, it’s time to consider parting ways. However, if it’s a Pucci dress or a Missoni knit that you are just letting sit out a season or two, of course that stays. But if it’s a pair of pants you haven’t worn in five years, kiss ‘em goodbye.
You mention push-up bras in the book; what kind of bra gal are you?
There are so many factors involved here. It depends on the outfit, the time of day, the occasion, my mood, etc. Undergarments are an important element to your style and should be chosen with as much care as every other element of your look.
Do you own every single item in your guide?
Yes. That said, I am always on the hunt for multiples. A girl can never have enough belts, heels, diamonds, cocktail rings . . .
What will the next book be about? And what color will the cover be (I love the silver)?
I have a few ideas floating around in my head, but right now, I’m focused on enjoying the afterglow from this book.
What’s your favorite pant/jean cut?
I’m a classicist. I like the good old Levi’s 501s.
What emerging designers do you have your eye on?
I am always on the lookout for new, young designers. Right now, I have my eye on Alexandra Wang, Philip Lim, Peter Som, and Chris Benz. But again, there are so many good ones out there!
What trend do you wish would die already?
The new “it jean” emerging every week. Each time someone asks me what the hot jean is, I freeze. I don’t know! I can’t keep up. We must all get back to the days of buying the jean that looks great on you, and fits your body perfectly. When one does, THAT’S the “it jean.”