We here at Naute So Couture love Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power of Who What Wear. Their always on point fashion coverage and great high-and-low styling always brightens up our inbox. So when we heard there would be a Who What Wear book revealing all their style secrets and tips, we already had a place on our bookshelves for it.
Monica and I were lucky enough to attend their Chicago book signing at Cynthia Rowley at the end of September. The two women – impeccably dressed, of course – were nice enough to sign our copies and give us some tips about breaking into the industry. But as we headed home slightly tipsy from the complimentary Prosecco and great clothes, we couldn’t help but wonder how the duo’s Web site would translate into a book.
Who What Wear: the Book encourages readers to learn about themselves and their fashion preferences through inspiration. The book doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel – yes, we know that we should look toward the fashion choices of Rachel Bilson if we’re petite – but acts as a healthy reminder of what works and doesn’t work for our bodies and how to translate trends to our taste/wallets.
My favorite sections were the Runway to Realway and the What to Wear When chapters. Runway to Realway shows you how to make sense of that awesome Runway show you have no way short of knocking over a bank to afford. And who doesn’t wish there was someone to just tell them what to wear to a black tie wedding or on a first date? The pictures and details are amazing and helpful.
Although it had some cheesy moments (like calling their reviews of “tired trends” case studies… are you familiar with “Chronic gladiatoris sandalium?”), the ladies dispense great fashion advice for both the novice and the stylista. No matter where you fall on the fashion spectrum, Who What Wear is a great read.