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== Glam It Up ... YA fiction about fashion ==
 
== Glam It Up ... YA fiction about fashion ==
  
*[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?
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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 Catwalk competition.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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.
*[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.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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!
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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://aries.jmrl.org/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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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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!
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?lock+key+dessen '''''Lock and Key'''''], by Sarah Dessen - an eccentric but lovable jewelry-remaker features prominently in this story of a girl coming to terms with her family's past and present configurations.  She wears a pendant made of an old key.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lock+key+dessen '''''Lock and Key'''''], by Sarah Dessen - an eccentric but lovable jewelry-remaker features prominently in this story of a girl coming to terms with her family's past and present configurations.  She wears a pendant made of an old key.
  
 
== Define Your Style ... Fashion Tips and Style Icons ==
 
== Define Your Style ... Fashion Tips and Style Icons ==
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?style+spade '''''Style'''''], by Kate Spade – discover the influences and attitudes of designer Kate Spade.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?style+spade '''''Style'''''], by Kate Spade – discover the influences and attitudes of designer Kate Spade.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?style+trix '''''Style Trix for Cool Chix'''''], by Leanne Warrick – find the best looks for your look and tips on making over your wardrobe.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?style+trix '''''Style Trix for Cool Chix'''''], by Leanne Warrick – find the best looks for your look and tips on making over your wardrobe.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?Careers+in+the+Fashion+Industry '''''Careers in the Fashion Industry'''''], by John Giacobello – the nitty gritty on being in the fashion business.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?Careers+in+the+Fashion+Industry '''''Careers in the Fashion Industry'''''], by John Giacobello – the nitty gritty on being in the fashion business.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?all+the+rage+fashion '''''All the Rage'''''], from Time-Life books – have fun with fads and fashion history
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+rage+fashion '''''All the Rage'''''], from Time-Life books – have fun with fads and fashion history
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?influence+olsen '''''Influence'''''], by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – the twins introduce us to creative visionaries that have influenced their lives, careers, and sense of fashion.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?influence+olsen '''''Influence'''''], by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – the twins introduce us to creative visionaries that have influenced their lives, careers, and sense of fashion.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?one+hundred+nina+garcia '''''The One Hundred: a Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own'''''], by Nina Garcia – from ''Elle'' magazine to ''Project Runway'', Nina Garcia has proven her fashion savvy.  In this book, she shares what she believes to be essentials of timeless fashion.
+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?one+hundred+nina+garcia '''''The One Hundred: a Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own'''''], by Nina Garcia – from ''Elle'' magazine to ''Project Runway'', Nina Garcia has proven her fashion savvy.  In this book, she shares what she believes to be essentials of timeless fashion.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?quality+taste+style+gunn '''''A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style'''''], by Tim Gunn – our ''Project Runway'' mentor guides us to find a truly classy style of our own.  He explains a lot of fashion terms and discusses the relationship of fashion icons to personal style.
+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?quality+taste+style+gunn '''''A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style'''''], by Tim Gunn – our ''Project Runway'' mentor guides us to find a truly classy style of our own.  He explains a lot of fashion terms and discusses the relationship of fashion icons to personal style.
  
 
== Reclaim your Wardrobe ... DIY Style Resources ==
 
== Reclaim your Wardrobe ... DIY Style Resources ==
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?crafty+diva's '''''Crafty Diva's DIY Style Book'''''], by Kathy Cano-Murillo. This book helps you embrace the full DIY attitude - lots of ideas.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crafty+diva's '''''Crafty Diva's DIY Style Book'''''], by Kathy Cano-Murillo. This book helps you embrace the full DIY attitude - lots of ideas.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?cosmogirl+make+it+yourself '''''Cosmo Girl Make it Yourself: 50 Fun and Funky Projects''''']- great techniques for making clothes, accessories, and things to make you beautiful!
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cosmogirl+make+it+yourself '''''Cosmo Girl Make it Yourself: 50 Fun and Funky Projects''''']- great techniques for making clothes, accessories, and things to make you beautiful!
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?subversive+seamster '''''Subversive Seamster'''''], by Melissa Alvarado – this book is for when you're ready to take your sewing skills to the next level.
+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?subversive+seamster '''''Subversive Seamster'''''], by Melissa Alvarado – this book is for when you're ready to take your sewing skills to the next level.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?yestermorrow '''''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.
+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?yestermorrow '''''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.
  
 
== DIY T-shirts ==
 
== DIY T-shirts ==
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?generation+t '''''Generation T: 108 ways to Transform a T-shirt'''''], by Megan Nicolay – this awesome DIY guide helps you turn a drab t-shirt into something (anything!) fabulous.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?generation+t '''''Generation T: 108 ways to Transform a T-shirt'''''], by Megan Nicolay – this awesome DIY guide helps you turn a drab t-shirt into something (anything!) fabulous.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?terrific+t-shirts '''''Terrific T-Shirts: hundreds of ways to create your own designs'''''], by Chris Rankin – painting, embellishing, printing, tie-dye – this book offers inspiration for designing and decorating t-shirts in a multitude of ways.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?terrific+t-shirts '''''Terrific T-Shirts: hundreds of ways to create your own designs'''''], by Chris Rankin – painting, embellishing, printing, tie-dye – this book offers inspiration for designing and decorating t-shirts in a multitude of ways.
 
== DIY Denim and Jeans ==
 
== DIY Denim and Jeans ==
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?injeanious '''''Injeanious'''''], by Lauren Greene – this one has lots of ideas about what to do with that denim – though a lot of them require some sewing.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?injeanious '''''Injeanious'''''], by Lauren Greene – this one has lots of ideas about what to do with that denim – though a lot of them require some sewing.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?injeanuity'''''In-jean-uity'''''], by Ellen Warwick – this book has a lot of fun ideas that are less intensive but just as creative.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?injeanuity'''''In-jean-uity'''''], by Ellen Warwick – this book has a lot of fun ideas that are less intensive but just as creative.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?blue+jean+book'''''The Blue Jean Book: the story behind the seams'''''], by Tanya Kyi – want to learn fun facts about the history of denim?  Look no further than this book.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?blue+jean+book'''''The Blue Jean Book: the story behind the seams'''''], by Tanya Kyi – want to learn fun facts about the history of denim?  Look no further than this book.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?jazzy+jeans '''''Jazzy Jeans'''''], by Mickey Baskett – some of these look a little cheesy, but look here for ideas with lots of added embellishments, and some good standard techniques.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?jazzy+jeans '''''Jazzy Jeans'''''], by Mickey Baskett – some of these look a little cheesy, but look here for ideas with lots of added embellishments, and some good standard techniques.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?american+denim '''''American Denim: a new Folk Art'''''], by Baron Wolman - this might look really dated, but take a look at the techniques and think about how you could update the style. Look what they did with those denims!!
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?american+denim '''''American Denim: a new Folk Art'''''], by Baron Wolman - this might look really dated, but take a look at the techniques and think about how you could update the style. Look what they did with those denims!!
  
 
== DIY Accessories ==
 
== DIY Accessories ==
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?hardwear '''''Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox'''''], by Hannah Rogge - Use washers, nuts, and other metal thingies from the hardware store to make awesome jewelry.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hardwear '''''Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox'''''], by Hannah Rogge - Use washers, nuts, and other metal thingies from the hardware store to make awesome jewelry.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?dangles+and+bangles '''''Dangles and Bangles: 25 Funky Accessories to Make and Wear'''''], by Sherri and Michelle Haab - DIY charms, pins, purses and bracelets.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dangles+and+bangles '''''Dangles and Bangles: 25 Funky Accessories to Make and Wear'''''], by Sherri and Michelle Haab - DIY charms, pins, purses and bracelets.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?fabulous+jewelry '''''Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects'''''], by Marthe LeVan - Take your jewelry-making to another level with these examples from professional designers using found objects.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fabulous+jewelry '''''Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects'''''], by Marthe LeVan - Take your jewelry-making to another level with these examples from professional designers using found objects.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?handmade+jewelry '''''Handmade Jewelry: Simple Steps to Creating Wearable Art'''''], by Carol Grape - Learn to think about various unconventional materials in a whole new way.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?handmade+jewelry '''''Handmade Jewelry: Simple Steps to Creating Wearable Art'''''], by Carol Grape - Learn to think about various unconventional materials in a whole new way.
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?simply+beaded+bliss '''''Simply Beaded Bliss: Adding Unique Elements to Classic Beaded Jewelry, Gifts and Cards'''''], by Heidi Boyd - Adds found objects and hardware bits to more traditional beads and jewelry supplies.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?simply+beaded+bliss '''''Simply Beaded Bliss: Adding Unique Elements to Classic Beaded Jewelry, Gifts and Cards'''''], by Heidi Boyd - Adds found objects and hardware bits to more traditional beads and jewelry supplies.
  
 
== DIY Websites==
 
== DIY Websites==

Revision as of 14:56, 27 June 2009

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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.

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!
  • Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen - an eccentric but lovable jewelry-remaker features prominently in this story of a girl coming to terms with her family's past and present configurations. She wears a pendant made of an old key.

Define Your Style ... Fashion Tips and Style Icons

  • Style, by Kate Spade – discover the influences and attitudes of designer Kate Spade.
  • Style Trix for Cool Chix, by Leanne Warrick – find the best looks for your look and tips on making over your wardrobe.
  • Careers in the Fashion Industry, by John Giacobello – the nitty gritty on being in the fashion business.
  • All the Rage, from Time-Life books – have fun with fads and fashion history
  • Influence, by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – the twins introduce us to creative visionaries that have influenced their lives, careers, and sense of fashion.
  • The One Hundred: a Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own, by Nina Garcia – from Elle magazine to Project Runway, Nina Garcia has proven her fashion savvy. In this book, she shares what she believes to be essentials of timeless fashion.
  • A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style, by Tim Gunn – our Project Runway mentor guides us to find a truly classy style of our own. He explains a lot of fashion terms and discusses the relationship of fashion icons to personal style.

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.

DIY T-shirts

DIY Denim and Jeans

  • Injeanious, by Lauren Greene – this one has lots of ideas about what to do with that denim – though a lot of them require some sewing.
  • In-jean-uity, by Ellen Warwick – this book has a lot of fun ideas that are less intensive but just as creative.
  • The Blue Jean Book: the story behind the seams, by Tanya Kyi – want to learn fun facts about the history of denim? Look no further than this book.
  • Jazzy Jeans, by Mickey Baskett – some of these look a little cheesy, but look here for ideas with lots of added embellishments, and some good standard techniques.
  • American Denim: a new Folk Art, by Baron Wolman - this might look really dated, but take a look at the techniques and think about how you could update the style. Look what they did with those denims!!

DIY Accessories

DIY Websites