July 1, 2014
Commander in Chic
"Please don't ever look as if you cared too much. A perennially chic sister is always modern, chic , and effortless in her appearance." ~ pg. 21
Mikki Taylor is a leading authority on beauty, fashion and style for women of color. She shares the key to Mrs. Obama's look in Commander in Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady.
Commander in Chic is a nugget of info in hardcover book format that will inspire your fashion from head-to-toe. Like FLOTUS' style, there are classic tips with a twist that you can create from items already in your closet. The photographs and detailed chapters explain how easy it is to possess a signature look and to build a wardrobe of "bankable pieces."
I am not usually into fashion books and much prefer reading fashion magazines. However, the colorful cover caught my eye and before I knew it, the book was half read in one sitting along with notes and highlights on dress code, bold colors, shape, texture, nails and more. My favorite part of the book are the Mikki-isms (short, clever style aphorisms) that I plan to write on sticky notes—Being Mary Jane style—in my closet.
If you are thinking of a makeover or looking for a new style, I recommend reading Commander in Chic for ideas and tips.
Title: Commander in Chic
Author: Mikki Taylor
Published: November 2011
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