I just wrapped up Nina Garcia's Little Black Book of Style and it was a truly lovely read. It would make a great gift for any woman looking to up her style ante. It's easy to read, and easy on the eyes, and is full of juicy fashion learnings.
Last week I talked about the 10 fashion essentials, according to Tim Gunn and you all added your two cents. Well, Nina, being a Project Runway judge and fashion director at ELLE, has an opinion on the 10 essentials as well. You will notice quite a difference between hers and Tim's — although some items make both lists, ie. LBD, white shirt, cashmere and trench. Nina's essentials are a bit more womanly and include luxe accessories; the gal certainly has taste. And, as she puts it: "Go a little crazy. Be a little dramatic. Have a lot of fun." Amen.
To see what Nina's 10 essentials are,
- The Little Black Dress
- A Classic Men's White Shirt
- Cashmere Cardigan or Turtleneck
- A Trench Coat
- A Man's Classic Watch
- Ballet Flats
- A Classic High Heel Pump
- A Great Bag
- Bonus: A Dramatic Piece, Like a Cocktail Ring