Book Review Tuesdays: Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, and Everything Glamour

I'll admit it: I watched the entire season of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo with great interest. While I'm not a huge fan of her personal style (I don't find 70's fashion to really be right for me), I admire how she can really pull it all together. And I love her ideas about accessorizing. It really can be the accessories that pull an outfit together.

Although I enjoyed the series, and would certainly continue watching it if it goes into a second season, I was a bit leery of an entire Rachel Zoe manifesto, also called Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. Turns out, I had no reason to be afraid. While there is some talk about how fabulous her life is, I don't mind it. I love her interviews with famous designers such as Zac Posen, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, and Roberto Cavalli on all sorts of topics from travel to men's fashion to home decor.

She doesn't touch as much on beauty as she does on fashion, which is probably okay, since she's not really a makeup artist. I think her skill set really lies in style - not necessarily fashion, but style. Putting it all together. You will get plenty of tips on that, plus specifics on such topics as accessories, seasonal dressing, and vintage shopping.

All in all, well worth adding this to your style library, and not just for Rachel fans.

$10.87 at Amazon.com.

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