Shoestring Chic: 101 Ways to Live the Fashionably Luxe Life for Less

Shoestring Chic: 101 Ways to Live the Fashionably Luxe Life for Less


By (author) Kerrie Hess

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  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 196mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford
  • ISBN 10: 1599219883
  • ISBN 13: 9781599219882
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,496

Product description

Shoestring Chic is a charmingly illustrated book of inside information for women who appreciate fashion, beauty, and shopping-but lack a black Amex account. In today's economy, who isn't living on a budget? Vibrant art complements the book's 101 tips on living the luxe life without spending a fortune.

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Author information

Fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess has illustrated displays for US department store chain Neiman Marcus and luxury site, as well as editorials for Vogue (Australia), Tatler (UK), and Elle (France). Her illustrations have also been featured on t-shirts, book covers, and cosmetic packages. Recently she has illustrated for fashion houses Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin, and written for The Independent London. She is also author of GIRL SECRETS (2007) AND GIRLS ONLY (2010), both for Random House Australia. She lives in Melbourne.

Back cover copy

Stylish tips on living the luxe life for less, with advice from style makers Lulu Guinness, Collette Dinnigan, Kelly Wearstler, Sass & Bide and many more, Do you suffer with the affliction of Gucci taste on a Gap budget? Do you dream about Temperley but live in Target? With the world economy forcing almost everyone to pull in her Pucci purse strings, there is even more reason to seek out life's little luxuries, reinvent what you already own, and simply buy better.Cunning stylists and designers have always known that you don't need to spend a fortune to look chic. You just need to know where and when to look, what to splurge on, and when to go completely cheap and cheerful. In this book I'll show you how. Kerrie Hess"

Flap copy

Do you adore fashion, beauty, and shopping but lack a black Amex account? In today's economy, who isn't living on a budet?! Charming, lavishly illustrated, and replete with invaluable advice, Shoestring Chic is the book for you.Author and top fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess provides 101 tips on living the luxe life without spending a fortune.Where can you find a wedding dress in Paris for $100? Or have a Bergdorf Goodman experience for under a twenty? Shoestring Chic shows you this and more including how to shop the European way, and how to take heart in long-lost gems from your own closet. Throughout the book, today's top designers chime in on how they define "chic" reassuringly doable on a shoestring!"