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    Nancy Plummer(Author)

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Packed with fashion tips that serve as a handy guide for students and professionals alike, Your Personal Style uses an active learning approach to teach what a fashion consultant does. Author Nancy Plummer shares an intimate knowledge of how the design and fashion merchandising industry best suits the client. The book is divided into five parts, all of which build upon each other. Unlike other image management texts, which simply dictate general rules about body type and coloring, this book uses personality and lifestyle assessment as a method for guiding readers in establishing a style that is truly their own.

Nancy Plummer is an Instructor in the Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising departments at The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, USA. She also is the owner of the image consulting firm, Fine Threads, Inc.

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  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Nancy Plummer(Author)
  • Fairchild Books (February 11, 2009)
  • English
  • 9
  • Arts & Photography

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  • By A. Tinsley on October 6, 2014

    This book just kind of a wreck. I bought this book used for far less than the price listed here, and still, I feel ripped off. It's supposedly a textbook, hence the high price. I'm not sure what kind of course uses a book aimed at developing the reader's personal style (I guess to help teach stylists to find their client's styles? An odd angle, though, this book seems like it would be better off aimed at the consumer.) It is tiny for a text book- maybe 8"x8". The writing is awkward and clunky, like the author was stretching to use a more "academic" sounding diction that she couldn't quite master, something her editor should have fixed (example: "In order to succeed in achieving the look for which you want others to perceive you, consider the following step as to reaching your true fashion personality.") Often times the wrong word is used (the vertical seams of pants should probably be perpendicular, not parallel, to the floor, for example) or the sentence structure is just nonsense ("Your target market would consist of an age range and other demographic characteristics that your consumer would wear") or there are just dumb mistakes ("Conclude with your final thoughts on why your choices were made and why.") Basically- things a good editor would've taken care of. There are seriously errors like that on almost every page.I also find some of the claims dubious- for example at one point the author tells us that research has shown that 55% of a "first impression" depends on facial expression. Then she IMMEDIATELY says that "55%…is based on the way we look, and it involves our total appearance, including our gender, age, hair and skin color, body type, grooming, and an extras such as piercings or tattoos."Okay, um, those are two very different things. Which is it? Facial expression or overall appearance?Similarly, the three-question "First Impressions" quiz in the very beginning has the honor of being the absolute worst quiz I've ever taken- and I have taken hundreds, if not thousands, of stupid magazine and online quizzes in my life. This one is absolute gibberish. Do you feel confident in your body? It means you're not motivated. Do you think you share traits with dogs? Then you are forgettable. And so on.I'm not even sure she has a solid grasp on common fashion styles- her examples of an "ingénue" style are Britney Spears, Sally Struthers, and Nicole Richie. Um, WHAT?? (Ingénue generally refers to a young, naïve, innocent, wholesome girlish type, usually small and slim… and this book was published 10 years too late to be referring to "Baby One More Time.") You could get a better fashion archetypes education by hanging out on Tumblr. (She also randomly adds in an "Elegant" style later in the book- not one of her stated five-basic-personalities.)Basically, this book is a mostly-useless nightmare. The author might very well know her stuff, but this book does a very poor job of expressing it - just because you are good at something does not mean you are capable of writing a book about it. Consider a ghostwriter next time, or at least a decent editor.

  • By Daria on December 3, 2012

    If you want to have some entertainment without getting any practical information - please buy this book, it is well written and beautifully made.If you want to understand how to build your style - it will not give you a lot of information unfortunately..

  • By Kris Gardener on February 1, 2010

    Only a textbook publisher could get away with charging this much for a small format, minimally useful book.

  • By JenniR♡ on February 9, 2018

    got here super fast and just like in the description new still wraped thank you

  • By Guest on March 20, 2018

    Good Informative Book

  • By Patrycja on January 15, 2015

    Nicely put together very informative! It was on the suggested reading list for image consulting class! I am reading into it!

  • By Jing on October 7, 2013

    The book is very new and the deliver speed is great. This is my class requirement book, so I think the content is good.


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