Fresh on the tails of D.E.A.R. day comes a new book about fashion, straight from the mouths of the people who know it best: the designers. “The Pursuit of Style” is a culmination of colorful advice, wise words and anecdotes from the CFDA’s 400-plus members.
The best part, in all honesty, is that it can be consumed in printed sound bites, like little fun-sized Snickers of industry musings. It’s exactly the time of thing to keep next to your work computer when you’re bored and need a moment of quick distraction or inspiration:
“To me, classic style is: a god-given gift.” – David Neville
“My style muse is: a strong, confident woman with an independent point of view.” – Tess Giberson
“Every woman should own: A white shirt (preferably with monogram), great jeans, a perfect blazer, a good watch, a trench coat, simple black shoes, a cashmere sweater, and a really new toothbrush.” – Jenna Lyons*
*It should be noted that she also provided the same exact list for what every man should own, except instead of a new toothbrush, she suggested a good nose-hair clipper.
My favorite is a quote is by Olivier Theyskens when he realized he could do what he loved for a living: “Someone told me that it was an actual job to create clothes.”
You know what? Someone once told me the same thing about writing.