In clumsy hands, even the most glamorous career can be made to sound dreary, but this author has the facility of long practice in fashion copy writing and a total enthusiasm for the whole field. Her discussion is direct and personal. She has worked in a variety of fashion jobs and seems to have a sixth sense about what it is the novice most wants to know. Along with elementary job descriptions there are whole interviews with famous fashion designers, editors and advertising specialists, who discuss the philosophy of fashion with emphasis on their own motivations and satisfactions. The specialists within the field (textiles, shoes, dresses, etc.) are presented in a lively analysis of how each affects the other. The author urges initiative on her readers and recommends that the many award contests (which are listed with their requirements) be given serious attention by those who are planning to make fashion first in their career outlines.