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SEVENTEEN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STYLE by Ann  Shoket

SEVENTEEN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STYLE

By Ann Shoket

Age Range: 12 - 18

Pub Date: July 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7624-4193-8
Publisher: Running Press

This highly visual and very pink fashion primer dissects six “style vibes” for teen girls, pointing readers toward wardrobe essentials, celebrity inspirations and shopping destinations for looks from “boho” to “classic” to “glam.”

Each section in the guide explores a particular look, beginning with a photographic spread of “must-haves,” each labeled and annotated (e.g. “QUILTED PURSE: The perfect piece—TRENDY YET TIMELESS”). Readers are led through spreads of suggested add-ons (“Pair a drapey cardi with a FLIRTY MINI for an extra dose of femininity!”), then introduced to young women whose fashion suits the chapter. A final “look book” spread shows celebrities, runway models and women in the street who exemplify the chapter's look. After covering “girly,” “boho,” “classic,” “edgy,” “glam” and “indie,” the editors present two catch-all chapters, one guide to accessories and one to choosing jeans, swimwear, bras and underwear that hide and accentuate different body shapes. The book assumes an intermediate fashion vocabulary: The terms “ruching” and “capelet,” for example, are not defined, though illustrations offer some clues. There is, as promised, variation among the styles, but the range of acceptable looks is still fairly narrow, and many tips focus on making oneself different but not too different.

A wealth of attractively-packaged information for fashion-conscious girls with some money to spend. (Nonfiction. 12-18)