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How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing

Alison Freer

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Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:

   • Making every garment you own fit better
   • Mastering closet organization
   • The undergarments you actually need
   • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it
   • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar

Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, How to Get Dressed has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise.

The Accessory Handbook: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Buying, Wearing, and Caring for Accessories

Alison Freer

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A practical and inspiring guide to how to style, wear, buy, and care for every kind of accessory, from the New York Times best-selling author of How to Get Dressed.

Costume designer and writer Alison Freer is beloved for her sassy, rule-breaking fashion advice, which emphasizes that style should be fun, personal, and functional. Instead of prescribing what to wear or own, Freer empowers you to wear whatever you want--and shows how to pull it off--with humor and wit. In The Accessory Handbook, Freer breaks down every type of accessory--from hats and hosiery to jewelry, bags, and shoes--and explains how to best shop for, care for, and wear each with flair.

The Low GI Guide to Living Well with PCOS (New Glucose Revolution)

Jennie Brand-Miller

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The Only Book You Will Ever Need for Managing PCOS—Completely Revised and Updated
 
What exactly is PCOS? What are the signs and symptoms? How is the diagnosis confirmed? What causes it? And most importantly, what can you do about it? If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or suspect you have it, and you’re looking for a way to manage your condition, you’ve come to the right place.
 
In this newly revised edition of Living Well with PCOS, Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and PCOS experts Drs. Nadir Farid and Kate Marsh address the root cause of PCOS—insulin resistance—and show you how eating a low-GI diet can help alleviate even your most troublesome symptoms, including weight gain, infertility, unsightly hair growth, irregular cycles, and fatigue. This all-new second edition features:
  • The latest up-to-date research on PCOS and its treatment
  • New quick-and-easy low-GI recipes
  • Low-GI kick-start menus—with vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Easy-to-use tables of GI values
  • Tips for a more active lifestyle

Real-life stories from women who have used the GI to successfully combat PCOS

Chic-tionary: The Little Book of Fashion Faux-cabulary

Stephanie Simons

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Chic-tionary is a darling little dictionary of fashion and beauty words you never knew existed. It takes its inspiration from the peculiar and amusing language of fashion people like Tyra Banks (smize), Man Repeller (arm party), and André Leon Tally (dreckitude), and contains more than two hundred made-up acronyms, abbreviations, and afflictions that are certain to leave an indelible glitter stain on the English language.

Have you ever tried something on at a department store without bothering to hang it back up (fit it then quit it)? Or been saved by a Sephora when a last-minute invitation strikes and you’re without makeup (serendipretty)? Are you a dark-haired maiden who’s tired of letting blondes believe they have more fun (brunetiquette)?

Other terminally chic terminology includes:

accessorcism
What needs to happen when you feel possessed to wear every piece of jewelry you own, all at once.

bangover
The morning-after remorse that occurs after getting bangs that are too short and don’t behave.

dresspassing
When another woman invades your territory by showing up in the same dress as you.

fête-abolism
The phenomenon in which calories consumed while standing and making small talk at a fête don’t count.

ideal body weight
Bradley Cooper on top of you.

prisoner of wardrobe
What you become when you turn down an invitation.

. . . And more!