June 3, 2012

City of Style by Melissa Magsaysay

City of Style by Melissa Magsaysay is a look at personal style in a city that has a very cool, edgy, and always fabulous fashion scene: Los Angeles, California. Home of a fun variety of styles, this city inspires not just fashion designers, but also the people who live and visit there.

Book Description
Los Angeles harbors its own canon of styles: Romantic Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Rocker, Chola-Style, Indie-Eclectic, and Casual Chic—each shaped by the unique mix of subcultures, climates, geography, history, and personalities that have coexisted in different pockets of the greater LA area. These signature looks continue to inspire celebrities, clothing designers, and stylists the world over. In City of Style, Melissa Magsaysay, style editor for the Los Angeles Times, draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes, and fashion innovations of today's Angelenos—while offering a taste of the retail landscape, a guide to stores and shops, and helpful tips on how to buy and wear key pieces for each different style.” – City of Style

My Thoughts
City of Style is a unique fashion book that blends the history of L.A. style and modern versions of those famous trends. This book focuses on the Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Casual Chic, Indie-Eclectic, and Chola looks. No matter where you live, you can probably use at least some of the fashion trends in L.A. in your personal style.

I found the history of the fashions in L.A. interesting, but a little bit too in-depth for the book. The pictures in the book were great and really showed the styles for each look, but there should have been more included in a book of this type.

The author is a very good writer who clearly has a passion for L.A. fashion, so it was a fun and easy summer read that will also give some fashion inspiration to people looking to buy new looks for their wardrobe. This is a perfect book for all fashionistas and people who just love fashion in general. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of City of Style, Harper Collins, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Steph said...

Ohhh sounds good!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great book to add to my collection of fashion books. Love those looks!

love jenny xoxo said...

sounds like a fun read, i'll have to pick it up - thanks!