I'm someone who absolutely loves all kinds of fashion books, and I am always reading a fashion book. I want to share my knowledge on these books, no matter if they are photography books, books on designers, books with outfits or fashion sketches in them, or any other type of books on fashion. So read my reviews and feel welcome to give me tips on other good fashion books that I have not read yet!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Review: You Know You Want It by Eric Daman

I actually really liked Gossip Girl as a show, as well as the fashion on the show, so when I saw that Eric Daman, the head Costume Designer for the show (as well as a previous staff member on Sex and the City!), had written his own style guide, I knew I had to get it.
Sadly, this book had nothing at all to do with the show, and while Eric Daman is obviously very good at his real job, writing books is quite obviously not for him. The advice in the book is extremely basic, almost juvenile even, as are the illustrations, so unless you are a pre-teen with any former knowledge on fashion, I think it's rather unlikely that you would learn much from this book.

I'd even go as far as saying that this is one of the worst celebrity style books I've ever read, so I really would advice anyone thinking about getting this towards getting another, similar book instead, like Amy de la Haye's A to Z of Style, Ines de la Fressange's Parisian Chic or Edith Head's The Dress Doctor, because You Know You Want It is really a waste of money if you are looking for a serious style guide!