Classic Style

Classic Style : Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out

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In CLASSIC BY DESIGN, illustrator, stylist, and fashion "It Girl" Kate Schelter curates a collection of 100 iconic, essential "classics" (clothes, accessories, beauty products, objects, and travel items), that exemplify great design, simplicity, and timeless American fashion. Tapping into the current minimalism trend--brought into focus by The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up--Kate shows readers how to develop personal style by paring down to the pieces you truly love.As a stylist and branding expert, Kate spent years showing clients how to simplify fashion by following an easy mantra: buy less, buy better, and reinvent the pieces you already have. Now in her first book, she guides readers through these principles in a mix of stunning watercolor illustrations, stories, memories, quotes, and advice from a long list of friends in the fashion world. A visual gem, CLASSIC BY DESIGN will inspire readers to pare down those stuffed closets and storage units, find joy in simplicity and usefulness, and discover what is truly essential to personal more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 171 x 209 x 23mm | 690g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1455540064
  • 9781455540068
  • 9,289

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"This book belongs in every hotel nightstand--it's my new bible."--Jonathan Adler "Kate Schelter has evolved into an expert on lifestyle and fashion. I am so happy for her latest book of wonderful, whimsical watercolors." --Zac Posen "Kate's paintings are proud badges we wear, or drive, or stir a drink with. Simple items that define us, tell our stories, and communicate our values."--Andy Spade "Classic Style should be required reading for fashion designers, stylists and those who care to learn more about their own sense of style. Not since The Preppy Handbook has a book served as a how to guide for the classic elements of style."--Huffpost "[Classic Style] is a very relatable book, filled with gorgeous illustrations and plenty of pithy narrative. There are hilarious passages, nostalgic remembrances, and tips readers can use to shape their personal style. . . . Above all, the book is meant to stress [Kate's] belief in the importance of being yourself and of finding what you love." --Domino "Classic Style is so much more than a book about personal style choices and classic wardrobe recommendations. It inspires readers to remove the clutter and embrace the joy of simplicity." --The Associated Pressshow more

About Kate Schelter

Kate Schelter is an artist, illustrator, creative director, stylist, and owner of the luxury brand consultancy that bears her name. Kate paints commercial work forVanity Fair, TOMS, One Kings Lane, Bonpoint, GRAFF, Romy & the Bunnies, BVLGARI, Victoria's Secret, Architectural Digest, and Toyota, as well as private commissions. She holds a BA from Rhode Island School of Design and their European Honors Program in Rome and lives and works in New York City and Cape Cod, more

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