the late review – Closet Confidential (+ giveaway!)
Not to sound like an old fogey, but I’ve been fashion blogging since 2005… and among my fellow veteran fashion bloggers from those days who have stuck with it, Daddy Likey is like the class clown who is now a full fledged author. This book deal couldn’t have happened to a nicer fashion blogger. I love Winona’s blog because she know the secret to finding the fun in fashion is all about finding the funny in fashion, a subject that is never short of absurdity.
Her book, Closet Confidential: Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way is a wonderfully portable way to have more Winona in your life. I read it while taking a cross-city subway trip and not only did I get stares for the number of LOLs I was having, I even saw a fellow commuter write down the title of the book. Besides the laughs, Winona shares her hard-won style tips which are a refreshing refresher for any fellow fashion-o-phile and down-to-earth straight talk for any fashion-o-phobe.
The cute illustrations are by Sam Trout and totally fit with the book’s vibe. If I may be a picky professional for a moment, some garment details (like the collar on the trench coat) look awkward. So I am fussy about construction details and proportions when it comes to illustrating clothes.
BONUS – I have a copy of this book which I get to give away to a lucky Final Fashion reader. To win, just leave a comment on this post with your own “style secret learned the hard way”. I’ll select the winner randomly on November 20th.