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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?ripped+at+the+seams '''''Ripped at the Seams'''''], by Nancy Krulik – Can Sami Granger make it as a fashion designer in NYC? How about after her hottie boss steals her designs? *[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?ripped+at+the+seams '''''Ripped at the Seams'''''], by Nancy Krulik – Can Sami Granger make it as a fashion designer in NYC? How about after her hottie boss steals her designs?
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?catwalk+gregory '''''catwalk'''''], by Deborah Gregory – Pashmina Purrstein is a student at Fashion International high school in NYC – she and three friends are starting a fashion house to enter the annual+*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?catwalk+gregory '''''Catwalk'''''], by Deborah Gregory – Pashmina Purrstein is a student at Fashion International high school in NYC – she and three friends are starting a fashion house to enter the annual Catwalk competition.
-Catwalk competition.+*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?summer+intern '''''Summer Intern'''''], by Carrie Karasyov & Jill Kargman - Kira Parker lands a job as an intern at Skirt, the hottest fashion magazine. Now she has to survive a summer on her own in the city, battling the bratty daughter of the magazine's owner for her dream job … and her dream guy.
 +*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?indie+girl '''''Indie Girl''''']Indie Girl, by Kavita Daswani – Indie Konkipuddi will do anything to become a fashion reporter – even become a nanny to a troublesome toddler in order to land a job at Celebrity Style magazine.
 +*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?lucky+t+brian '''''Lucky T'''''], by Kate Brian – Carrie has everything going for her, and she owes it all to her lucky t-shirt. When her mom accidentally donates it to charity, Carrie follows the t-shirt to India to try to get it back.
 +*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?sisterhood+pants '''''Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'''''] series, by Ann Brashares – Four girls have eventful summers and share a seemingly magical pair of jeans.
 +*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?poseur+maude '''''Poseur'''''], by Rachel Maude – four girls at a swanky school do NOT get along – but they are forced to work together to create a fashion label. Also check out the next book in the Poseur series: *[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?good+fab+ugly '''''The Good, The Fab, and the Ugly''''']. Each one contains patterns for DIY fashion!
 +*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?devil+prada '''''The Devil Wears Prada'''''], by Lauren Weisberger - the book that inspired the movie - Andrea develops a sense of style working for the head of a fashion magazine - and the claws come out!

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Whether you're into Do-it-yourself wardrobe makeovers, couture design, or just off-the-rack...if you've got style, you'll want to check out these books for YAs.

Reclaim your Wardrobe! ... DIY Style Resources

  • Crafty Diva's DIY Style Book, by Kathy Cano-Murillo. This book helps you embrace the full DIY attitude - lots of ideas.
  • Cosmo Girl Make it Yourself: 50 Fun and Funky Projects- great techniques for making clothes, accessories, and things to make you beautiful!
  • Subversive Seamster, by Melissa Alvarado – this book is for when you're ready to take your sewing skills to the next level.
  • The Yestermorrow Clothes Book, by Diana Funaro – okay, I _know_ this one looks dated – but look beyond the decade and see that it has very good descriptions of the techniques used to re-form and re-fit clothes from one style to another. Use these techniques to take your thrift-store finds and update them in your own fresh style.

Glam It Up! ... YA fiction about fashion

  • Ripped at the Seams, by Nancy Krulik – Can Sami Granger make it as a fashion designer in NYC? How about after her hottie boss steals her designs?
  • Catwalk, by Deborah Gregory – Pashmina Purrstein is a student at Fashion International high school in NYC – she and three friends are starting a fashion house to enter the annual Catwalk competition.
  • Summer Intern, by Carrie Karasyov & Jill Kargman - Kira Parker lands a job as an intern at Skirt, the hottest fashion magazine. Now she has to survive a summer on her own in the city, battling the bratty daughter of the magazine's owner for her dream job … and her dream guy.
  • Indie GirlIndie Girl, by Kavita Daswani – Indie Konkipuddi will do anything to become a fashion reporter – even become a nanny to a troublesome toddler in order to land a job at Celebrity Style magazine.
  • Lucky T, by Kate Brian – Carrie has everything going for her, and she owes it all to her lucky t-shirt. When her mom accidentally donates it to charity, Carrie follows the t-shirt to India to try to get it back.
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, by Ann Brashares – Four girls have eventful summers and share a seemingly magical pair of jeans.
  • Poseur, by Rachel Maude – four girls at a swanky school do NOT get along – but they are forced to work together to create a fashion label. Also check out the next book in the Poseur series: *The Good, The Fab, and the Ugly. Each one contains patterns for DIY fashion!
  • The Devil Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger - the book that inspired the movie - Andrea develops a sense of style working for the head of a fashion magazine - and the claws come out!
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