- Copertina flessibile: 104 pagine
- Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (12 giugno 2012)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1475148275
- ISBN-13: 978-1475148275
- Peso di spedizione: 259 g
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 1.281.852 in Libri in altre lingue (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Libri in altre lingue)
Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body by Learning to Dress it Well (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 12 giu 2012
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Sally McGraw is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, blogger, teacher, and communications professional. She earned a creative writing degree from Binghamton University in 1998 and, after graduation, worked in the book and magazine publishing industry for ten years. She has contributed writing to local newspapers, magazines, and websites throughout her entire professional life. In addition to writing her popular daily style and body image blog Already Pretty, she has contributed to The Frisky, typeF, and Glamour and is an ongoing features contributor to the Minneapolis StarTribune. She offers personal shopping and style consultation services, both in person for clients living in the Twin Cities and via e-mail for clients worldwide. She is one-third of Strong, Sexy, & Stylish, a collective of experts working to teach women to love themselves. Visit www.alreadypretty.com for more information about Sally, to participate in online forums related to this book, and to purchase a companion PDF.
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As far as body image, rather than helping to create acceptance, I see a whole lot of made up body issues and silly wardrobe challenges that few women actually have.
This is probably the least helpful style guide I've ever read.
Honestly, I had some fun answering the questions in the first part of the book, but the second part was all about what to wear to accentuate or minimize different body parts, which seemed sad to me rather than enlightening. Because I was so eager to experiment, I tried some of Sal's suggestions anyway and spent about a year wearing A-line skirts, waist belts, and bright colors. In the end, I realized I didn't like dressing that way at all, but I do think the experimentation helped me work out my style, even though it was in a roundabout way.
Since reading "Already Pretty," I've found some other resources I would recommend instead. Free blog series: Coletterie's "Wardrobe Architect" (intended for people who sew but useful for those who don't too), Putting Me Together's "Building a Remixable Wardrobe." Books: "Women in Clothes" (not a style guide, but a great window into other women's thoughts on dressing themselves), any of the "What Not to Wear" book (though they should be taken with a grain of salt—but then all of these things should be). And you should probably also read the Recovering Shopaholic blog, just to keep it all in check!