The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic

The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic


10 thoughts on “The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic Looks and Making Them Your Own

  1. Doreen Doreen says:

    Helpful if you're looking to redesign your wardrobe ao your life to make a statement I personally could not imagine adopting just one of these iconic looks and wearing nothing but that for the rest of my life but there are certainly helpful hints almost lookbooks if you will on how to achieve any given style on any given day Okay maybe with a few days of shopping in advance Mostly though it's a helpful guide to good basics for any wardrobe depending on your style and a welcome addition to the oeuvre Reading this cover to cover has the unfortunate drawback of making you want to go out and buy stuff though so go into reading it with fat pockets


  2. Mmars Mmars says:

    Sensible guide to putting together an outfit if you've an eye for color and shaping and a bit of imagination Lots of pics of basic pieces grouped on a white background reminded me of paper doll cutouts that can be mixed matched This book has already inspired several unrecognized combos from my closet and 10 outfits from second hand stores The expensive store stuff is unobtrusive can be ignored


  3. Sonja Isaacson Sonja Isaacson says:

    I liked this enough that I wouldn't mind adding it to my shelf at home It does of course have some flaws I don't feel that they explain enough why each of the real life ladies falls into once category over another Plus all their little bio info what music they listen to and movies they watch is pretty useless since it generally seems to have nothing to do with what they actually wear Instead it should contain about their life their roles outside of work and how that also influences their choices Also while generally the textural descriptions are broad enough a line minidress could have different details colors etc the images they use seem to be awfully trendy in some casesThe other problem is that this proves the difference between styles and items I like and what I actually wear Thus I fall into a least common denominator shirt pants flat shoes Go slacker mom styleI do love a shopping list though so maybe someday no doubt right before I go on retirement I too will fall into a stylish style category


  4. Reni Reni says:

    Of all the books I've read and own on style and wardrobe styling this is easily my favorite It breaks down the archetypes further than most to include oft overlooked categories There are staple items apparel and accessories as well as sample outfits As is the standard with Luckythe shopping guide is top notch


  5. Liz De Coster Liz De Coster says:

    Don't fit into a fabricated preapproved box? Fuck off and die


  6. Stef Stef says:

    This was a fun book to read while eating snacks Lots of photos and ideas here and I appreciated learning what some types of clothes are called and getting shopping tips and suggestions I do wish styles were included here though


  7. Ciara Ciara says:

    the overwhelming majority of folks who reviewed this books seemed to give it three stars making it thoroughly average this was my opinion as well definitely full of some cute ideas good advice but not the most relevant across the board the idea here is that the editors of lucky magazine it is important to note here that they both used to work for sassy magazine showcase ten iconic looks create portfolios that are essentially look books explaining how to achieve each style i think few women actually completely fit into one specific category but it doesn't matter because there's a lot of overlap here even if the editors of the book seem to willfully ignore it this is especially true in their profiles of 'lucky'girls each of whom supposedly embodies a specific style but when they start showing off the items from their closets you're like wait wasn't this piece a staple of the last chapter? for all the references to the importance of developing a style that perhaps incorporates trends without being a slave to them there was A LOT of trendiness in this book try to sell me on the fact that stovepipe jeans ballet flats aren't going to look costume y or dated in ten or fifteen years there's also the fact that while a look like stovepipe jeans ballet flats bespeak a specific kind of french 60s style that can potentially be timeless it's not flattering on all bodies or all ages there was pretty much nothing in this book about selecting a style that acknowledges your body type age some of the mod looks were very cute but let's face it i'm thirty i'm not a size two how realistically would i really rock a horizontally striped sweater over a mini shift? one the essential pieces for the gamine look is a bubble miniskirt really? REALLY? size four teenagers can barely make that look work let alone anyone else i'd argue that bubble skirts in fact work on no one not even the poor catwalk girls forced to model them they could not be trendierif we are talking about trends that went kaput six months ago how is this an essential? not that the book claims to be a hard fast style rulebook the whole idea is to adapt style ideas into your wardrobe to give yourself a stronger iconic look certainly you can apply some the gamine ideas while leaving the bubble skirt on the discount rack at tello's where it belongs anyway this is certainly worth paging through if you're sick of your look seeking an upgrade it's full of ideas i especially like their tips on how to combine wardrobe pieces to achieve different looks according to activity or season who knew a frilly asymmetrical pink skirt could work all year round oh waitit can'tbut at least they tried? seriously i am coming across as negative than i intendthis book really is full of interesting tips ideas


  8. Renee Renee says:

    I was a charter subscriber to Lucky magazine Purchased sight unseen based on a great magazine review in the Washington PostFrom the beginning I loved Lucky They purposefully used real people and professional models rather than celebrities I don't get 'celebrity style' because most of them use stylists and I think that's boring I mean I like what they are wearing but they didn't do it At least with real people you know they put it together and with models it's obvious they didn't dress themselvesThere were no actual articles in Lucky when it first started Just products and prices with fun styling I've never cared for the articles in women's beauty magazines I think they talk down to you and assume the only way to keep y our man is to be awesome in bed For the first few years they even did a yearly feature on weddings And they were so fun and interesting to look at Not Martha Stewarty at allThe first change I noticed was copy Then a dropping of the wedding and home features Then celebs started making there way to the cover And prices started creeping up And the reverence for high end designers went over the top for me The final straw was when they started using celebrities that were on teeny bopper shows It kind of told me that I was no longer their demographicSo it was with great trepidation that I purchased the Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style To be honest I got the book because I was looking for a hook for my Spring Summer wardrobe plan I figured I could read the book and come up with a fun game planThe odds are high that I will re gift the book after culling all the nuggets I can from itI'm not at a point where I need to 'dress for my body' nor am I trying to shave or add years to my look I just wanted some ideas of honing in on my look The book is total eye and fashion porn It is wonderful in their basic description of clothes They don't bother telling you the designer just a description of the piece and what makes it an element of the iconic look they are discussing They then show you how to mix various elements of the iconic lookNow it's rare that a person will fall in to one category You'll find bits from each iconic look that you like I'm still not sure where I fall but I'll be going through it again to figure it outOverall it's a nice book And don't get me wrong I'll still get the occasional Lucky at the airport But generally I just buy it for the Fall and Spring looks Sigh I still miss Budget Living and Domino


  9. Cori Cori says:

    This year I have been trying to revamp my wardrobe a bit to try to accomodate all of my lives office casual slob work out They have always been so disconnected from each other that it has been as though I am needing to maintain 4 separate wardrobes and I hate it I bought myself a handful of books to get a little bit of help and this one was amongst those I picked out because of the high reviewsEssentially the book breaks down style into a iconic looks and gives examples of how to achieve the look yourself including profiles of stylish people who dress that way and examples of wardrobe pieces to selectThe looks includeEuro ChicCalifornia Casual Rock and Roll Posh Eclectic Mod American Classic Bombshell Arty Slick Bohemian Gamine I found this book a bit too magazine y and boring as a read I think perhaps the fact a magazine put it out should have been the big tell but I also bought the book online and had I had a chance to flip through it in person I probably wouldn't have bought itFor someone looking for outfit ideas that fit into those styles the book is full of photographs and ideas It just wasn't a good fit for me It pretended to focus on developing a personal style but it was obviously developed by finding women who they liked the style of categorizing them and then building a tribute to them through this book Into the sell pile it goes


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    Nothing life or wardrobe changing but fun to look through This has the typical Lucky magazine writing style chock full of adjectives and over the top superlatives Basically what this book is is a breakdown of certain fashion archtypes the Gamine Euro chic California Casual etc; who's famously worn the look movies that inspire it real Lucky Girls who wear each look and the Essential Pieces needed to pull it off I enjoyed it mainly because this is the way I tend to think about the clothes I wear as a certain very specific look I'm trying to pull off In Lucky parlance I'm one part Bohemian early 70s Stevie Nicks or Ali McGraw in Love Story one part Bombshell curvy 40s and 50s inspired think Sophia Loren or Ann Margaret It was hilarious and slightly off putting to me that the most specific clothing items like hot pink suede booties or patent leather bomber jacket were considered Essential Pieces as if you dare not attempt to look Rock and Roll or Mod without them and the 40 or so other items deemed essential for each look It was helpful however to look at all the ideas for combining pieces into uniue outfits


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The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic Looks and Making Them Your Own ➷ [Reading] ➹ The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic Looks and Making Them Your Own By Kim France ➬ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk On the heels of the fabulously successful Lucky Shopping Manual comes the complete handbook for creating a great look based on ten iconic styles —packed with than 450 color images With a circulation On the heels of the fabulously Guide to PDF Í successful Lucky Shopping Manual comes the complete handbook for creating a great look based on ten iconic styles —packed with than color images With a circulation of million Lucky magazine has taken America’s most dedicated shoppers by storm offering real world advice and first rate finds Now the Lucky experts show how to put it all together in an inspiring collection of ideas that go beyond the basics and yield endless innovation for year round reinvention Based on the The Lucky PDF/EPUB ² techniues used by fashion designers for years The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style features ten versatile archetypes that can be customized to fit varying moods personalities and body types Applying these enduring styles to a dazzling spectrum of possibilities The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style deconstructs each look with components including clothes shoes accessories patterns and colors Just as designers use swatches and images to spark creativity readers will have access to hundreds of photographs from style setters Must haves for every closet foolproof instructions profiles Lucky Guide to eBook ´ of real life Lucky Girls and money saving Lucky Breaks make this the indispensable resource for complete chic.

  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic Looks and Making Them Your Own
  • Kim France
  • English
  • 03 March 2016
  • 9781592404025

10 thoughts on “The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: Creating Iconic Looks and Making Them Your Own

  1. Doreen Doreen says:

    Helpful if you're looking to redesign your wardrobe ao your life to make a statement I personally could not imagine adopting just one of these iconic looks and wearing nothing but that for the rest of my life but there are certainly helpful hints almost lookbooks if you will on how to achieve any given style on any given day Okay maybe with a few days of shopping in advance Mostly though it's a helpful guide to good basics for any wardrobe depending on your style and a welcome addition to the oeuvre Reading this cover to cover has the unfortunate drawback of making you want to go out and buy stuff though so go into reading it with fat pockets

  2. Mmars Mmars says:

    Sensible guide to putting together an outfit if you've an eye for color and shaping and a bit of imagination Lots of pics of basic pieces grouped on a white background reminded me of paper doll cutouts that can be mixed matched This book has already inspired several unrecognized combos from my closet and 10 outfits from second hand stores The expensive store stuff is unobtrusive can be ignored

  3. Sonja Isaacson Sonja Isaacson says:

    I liked this enough that I wouldn't mind adding it to my shelf at home It does of course have some flaws I don't feel that they explain enough why each of the real life ladies falls into once category over another Plus all their little bio info what music they listen to and movies they watch is pretty useless since it generally seems to have nothing to do with what they actually wear Instead it should contain about their life their roles outside of work and how that also influences their choices Also while generally the textural descriptions are broad enough a line minidress could have different details colors etc the images they use seem to be awfully trendy in some casesThe other problem is that this proves the difference between styles and items I like and what I actually wear Thus I fall into a least common denominator shirt pants flat shoes Go slacker mom styleI do love a shopping list though so maybe someday no doubt right before I go on retirement I too will fall into a stylish style category

  4. Reni Reni says:

    Of all the books I've read and own on style and wardrobe styling this is easily my favorite It breaks down the archetypes further than most to include oft overlooked categories There are staple items apparel and accessories as well as sample outfits As is the standard with Luckythe shopping guide is top notch

  5. Liz De Coster Liz De Coster says:

    Don't fit into a fabricated preapproved box? Fuck off and die

  6. Stef Stef says:

    This was a fun book to read while eating snacks Lots of photos and ideas here and I appreciated learning what some types of clothes are called and getting shopping tips and suggestions I do wish styles were included here though

  7. Ciara Ciara says:

    the overwhelming majority of folks who reviewed this books seemed to give it three stars making it thoroughly average this was my opinion as well definitely full of some cute ideas good advice but not the most relevant across the board the idea here is that the editors of lucky magazine it is important to note here that they both used to work for sassy magazine showcase ten iconic looks create portfolios that are essentially look books explaining how to achieve each style i think few women actually completely fit into one specific category but it doesn't matter because there's a lot of overlap here even if the editors of the book seem to willfully ignore it this is especially true in their profiles of 'lucky'girls each of whom supposedly embodies a specific style but when they start showing off the items from their closets you're like wait wasn't this piece a staple of the last chapter? for all the references to the importance of developing a style that perhaps incorporates trends without being a slave to them there was A LOT of trendiness in this book try to sell me on the fact that stovepipe jeans ballet flats aren't going to look costume y or dated in ten or fifteen years there's also the fact that while a look like stovepipe jeans ballet flats bespeak a specific kind of french 60s style that can potentially be timeless it's not flattering on all bodies or all ages there was pretty much nothing in this book about selecting a style that acknowledges your body type age some of the mod looks were very cute but let's face it i'm thirty i'm not a size two how realistically would i really rock a horizontally striped sweater over a mini shift? one the essential pieces for the gamine look is a bubble miniskirt really? REALLY? size four teenagers can barely make that look work let alone anyone else i'd argue that bubble skirts in fact work on no one not even the poor catwalk girls forced to model them they could not be trendierif we are talking about trends that went kaput six months ago how is this an essential? not that the book claims to be a hard fast style rulebook the whole idea is to adapt style ideas into your wardrobe to give yourself a stronger iconic look certainly you can apply some the gamine ideas while leaving the bubble skirt on the discount rack at tello's where it belongs anyway this is certainly worth paging through if you're sick of your look seeking an upgrade it's full of ideas i especially like their tips on how to combine wardrobe pieces to achieve different looks according to activity or season who knew a frilly asymmetrical pink skirt could work all year round oh waitit can'tbut at least they tried? seriously i am coming across as negative than i intendthis book really is full of interesting tips ideas

  8. Renee Renee says:

    I was a charter subscriber to Lucky magazine Purchased sight unseen based on a great magazine review in the Washington PostFrom the beginning I loved Lucky They purposefully used real people and professional models rather than celebrities I don't get 'celebrity style' because most of them use stylists and I think that's boring I mean I like what they are wearing but they didn't do it At least with real people you know they put it together and with models it's obvious they didn't dress themselvesThere were no actual articles in Lucky when it first started Just products and prices with fun styling I've never cared for the articles in women's beauty magazines I think they talk down to you and assume the only way to keep y our man is to be awesome in bed For the first few years they even did a yearly feature on weddings And they were so fun and interesting to look at Not Martha Stewarty at allThe first change I noticed was copy Then a dropping of the wedding and home features Then celebs started making there way to the cover And prices started creeping up And the reverence for high end designers went over the top for me The final straw was when they started using celebrities that were on teeny bopper shows It kind of told me that I was no longer their demographicSo it was with great trepidation that I purchased the Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style To be honest I got the book because I was looking for a hook for my Spring Summer wardrobe plan I figured I could read the book and come up with a fun game planThe odds are high that I will re gift the book after culling all the nuggets I can from itI'm not at a point where I need to 'dress for my body' nor am I trying to shave or add years to my look I just wanted some ideas of honing in on my look The book is total eye and fashion porn It is wonderful in their basic description of clothes They don't bother telling you the designer just a description of the piece and what makes it an element of the iconic look they are discussing They then show you how to mix various elements of the iconic lookNow it's rare that a person will fall in to one category You'll find bits from each iconic look that you like I'm still not sure where I fall but I'll be going through it again to figure it outOverall it's a nice book And don't get me wrong I'll still get the occasional Lucky at the airport But generally I just buy it for the Fall and Spring looks Sigh I still miss Budget Living and Domino

  9. Cori Cori says:

    This year I have been trying to revamp my wardrobe a bit to try to accomodate all of my lives office casual slob work out They have always been so disconnected from each other that it has been as though I am needing to maintain 4 separate wardrobes and I hate it I bought myself a handful of books to get a little bit of help and this one was amongst those I picked out because of the high reviewsEssentially the book breaks down style into a iconic looks and gives examples of how to achieve the look yourself including profiles of stylish people who dress that way and examples of wardrobe pieces to selectThe looks includeEuro ChicCalifornia Casual Rock and Roll Posh Eclectic Mod American Classic Bombshell Arty Slick Bohemian Gamine I found this book a bit too magazine y and boring as a read I think perhaps the fact a magazine put it out should have been the big tell but I also bought the book online and had I had a chance to flip through it in person I probably wouldn't have bought itFor someone looking for outfit ideas that fit into those styles the book is full of photographs and ideas It just wasn't a good fit for me It pretended to focus on developing a personal style but it was obviously developed by finding women who they liked the style of categorizing them and then building a tribute to them through this book Into the sell pile it goes

  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    Nothing life or wardrobe changing but fun to look through This has the typical Lucky magazine writing style chock full of adjectives and over the top superlatives Basically what this book is is a breakdown of certain fashion archtypes the Gamine Euro chic California Casual etc; who's famously worn the look movies that inspire it real Lucky Girls who wear each look and the Essential Pieces needed to pull it off I enjoyed it mainly because this is the way I tend to think about the clothes I wear as a certain very specific look I'm trying to pull off In Lucky parlance I'm one part Bohemian early 70s Stevie Nicks or Ali McGraw in Love Story one part Bombshell curvy 40s and 50s inspired think Sophia Loren or Ann Margaret It was hilarious and slightly off putting to me that the most specific clothing items like hot pink suede booties or patent leather bomber jacket were considered Essential Pieces as if you dare not attempt to look Rock and Roll or Mod without them and the 40 or so other items deemed essential for each look It was helpful however to look at all the ideas for combining pieces into uniue outfits

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