The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise From a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look

I really liked this book. It is small, so you can take it with you when you shop. The author explains what she, as a stylist does. Aside from dressing movie starts and personal clients, she also is hired by advertising agencies to dress any model you may see in the ad. This is a niche market I never even thought about.

There were some good tips in the book. My favorite was to take your waist measurement and your rise measurement. When looking for pants, bring along a tape measure and use it to decide if you want to try on a pair of pants. The front of the pants should be half your waist measurement. If the rise matches, you have a potential winner. If not, move up or down a size. Genius! She also solved the mystery of taking measurements. I’ve often wondered how tight to pull the tape. I learned for comfortable ease, always add the width of two fingers into your measurements.

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  1. Let the commenting begin…

    I really like the idea of the measurements. AS we both have bemoaned on this blog…trying on pants pretty much sucks! What a great way to “pre-select” the best pair for you. Love it!!! -S

    PS-Just hit the day of my school spring break that matches up with MU easter break…no school, no work, no classes!!! Ah ha!! Time to comment and hopefully time to post! 🙂

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