Garance Dore, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance's inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion's frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.
Praise for Garance Dore and Love Style Life
"The most elegant, funny, truthful book on style, love and life. Garance is an original with the cutest French accent."--Jenna Lyons, president and creative director, J.Crew
"This charming book by fashion blogger Dore is part memoir and part style guide, gathered together in a chic, Gallic-inflected package."--Publishers Weekly
"One of blogdom's most compelling storytellers."--The New York Times
"Dore's mix of portrait photography, illustrations, collages, and stream-of-consciousness writing . . . has given the fashion world en masse a girl crush."--Interview
"Garance Dore embodies effortless French style."--Martha Stewart Living
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-07
- Reviewer: Staff
This charming book by fashion blogger Doré is part memoir and part style guide, gathered together in a chic, Gallic-inflected package. Born in Corsica, Doré made a name for herself in the fashion blogosphere for touting the French style and sensibility. She and a string of her compatriots (whose photos appear throughout the book) remind readers of this claim to a natural, national élan and authority. The French woman is nonchalant and will apply herself to carrying that stance in every aspect of her life, Doré writes, adding that in France, were not supposed to stand out too much. Wanting to show off is suspect. The book is organized like a style guide with sections devoted to style, beauty, and elegance, with intermittent chapters on wardrobe basics, how to look good in pictures, and the importance of thank-you notes. The book is more enjoyably voyeuristic than it is reliably practical. Most readers cant pull off the elusive je ne sais quoi that is so beautifully captured within these stylish pages. Nonetheless, its fun to watch someone else do it with such panache. Illus. Agents: Claudia Ballard and Tracy Fisher, William Morris Endeavor. (Oct.)